Carpet Fitter

Installation rates have been compiled with areas  cleared of furniture, figures stated are a mean average for the U.K. Average yearly income for a fitter would be £37,600 per annum before deductions of £10,000 expenditure costs. Based on a 8 hour working day 5 days a week and holiday periods. Not a lot for all the below skills.

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Installation Rates ( Materials not included.)

Any floor covering is as good as the sub floor underneath, on installing carpets thick underlay will not resolve the problem long term. BEST OPTION ALLOWING EASY ACCESS TO SERVICES. (1) Plane or sand floorboards down, or (2) secondly is to skim boards with a flexible screed then ply board.

Fitting rates taken as a mean average across the U.K. All carry a minimum charge of £38.00 per call out .
CARPET FITTING
£2.90 SQ.MTR
CUSHIONED VINYL
£4.50 SQ.MTR
SOLID VINYL
£10.00 SQ.MTR
SCREEDING
£3.00 SQ.MTR
PLYBOARDING
£5.00 SQ.MTR
DAMPROOFING
£2.50 SQ.MTR
UP-LIFTING FLOOR COVERINGS AND WASTE DISPOSAL
FROM £2.50 SQ.MTR
WET ROOMS (3MTRS * 2MTRS) COVE AND CAP
£450.00. INCLUDING FLOOR SKIM.
MOVING WHITE GOODS
(at fitters discretion
Trade comparisons: Electrician could set fire to a house, he will have insurance for that, cut a piece of wire wrong cost £5.00. Gas Plumber could blow a house up, he will have insurance for that, cut a piece of pipe wrong cost £5.00. Carpet fitter nail through a pipe causing a flood, he will have insurance for that, cut the carpet wrong at £800.00 cost £800.00.
Mr White Van Driver Syndrome. Health and safety states no on person should lift more than 20kg. most floor covering will weigh much more than that, if you complain to your employer, the reply would most likely be "well there's the door"