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Well it was only a matter of time before it happend I guess and I kinda new it would at some point that the big boy tree firms are starting to quote for all the smaller jobs and of course they are undercutting the smaller set ups as it’s a case the more lads and equipment you have the more jobs you can crash out in a day...it’s a free market and smaller set ups like myself will just have to deal with it and adapt to the situation as needs be.

I,am relatively ok for work up to April with ongoing work in the pipeline and am well established which means repeat work but for the guys who have just set up it might be hard going.Has anyone else noticed the more bigger set ups are chaseing all the smaller jobs recently so they can to keep a large work force operating?

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I have been in the industry many years mick i’am 58 now and started when I was 20 and in that time have made many friends who work for the bigger set ups and we chat on a regular basis so I know form conversations what’s going on and there planning and quoting for jobs and getting feedback from clients.

like I said it’s a free market and I have always said there is enough pieces of the cake for everyone,this hasn’t been posted as a dig to to get into any disagreement with anybody it’s just that over the last 3/4 weeks i have seen the bigger set ups in more residential parts of town then I have ever seen before and it makes sense if you have more guys with more overheads that you will start going for the smaller jobs.

i guess they are advertising differently or they are on one of those sites like trusatrader or similar or just door knocking I don’t know all i’am saying is the feedback i’am getting is they are quoting for more of the smaller jobs.

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Of the few large firms i know over here, when times are good, they politely turn away small jobs/enquiries, when work is thin on the ground, they'll be less picky with smaller enquiries/domestic stuff.

 

Those that rely on the smaller domestic stuff, should i guess, just be greatfull the big boys aint interested/competing against them most of the year. 

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Unless they’re using cranes or mewps, a small one gang firm should beat the big outfits (on price) on smaller work day in, day out.

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Given the current furlough scheme, seems like a very strange time for bigger firms to be worrying about keeping staff busy.

 

I've certainly not notice any changes locally.

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10 minutes ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Unless they’re using cranes or mewps, a small one gang firm should beat the big outfits (on price) on smaller work day in, day out.

Thats what I would have thought .

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1 hour ago, 5 shires said:

I have been in the industry many years mick i’am 58 now and started when I was 20 and in that time have made many friends who work for the bigger set ups and we chat on a regular basis so I know form conversations what’s going on and there planning and quoting for jobs and getting feedback from clients.

like I said it’s a free market and I have always said there is enough pieces of the cake for everyone,this hasn’t been posted as a dig to to get into any disagreement with anybody it’s just that over the last 3/4 weeks i have seen the bigger set ups in more residential parts of town then I have ever seen before and it makes sense if you have more guys with more overheads that you will start going for the smaller jobs.

i guess they are advertising differently or they are on one of those sites like trusatrader or similar or just door knocking I don’t know all i’am saying is the feedback i’am getting is they are quoting for more of the smaller jobs.


 

 

Not disputing or creating a row, just curious as to how this comes about, the conversations being had in offices and how their policy changes manifests itself in the field.

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