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2 minutes ago, trigger_andy said:

You’re quite correct. That’s why he’s not interested. 
 

But up in Scotland with a £400 a month mortgage and total bills of less than £1000 it’s a nice living. 

My post was in response to your comment about 400 quid a day for milling. 

 

If your brother hasn't earned less than 600 quid a day for the entire year so far, I'm surprised he needs a mortgage. 

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3 minutes ago, trigger_andy said:

You’re quite correct. That’s why he’s not interested. 
 

But up in Scotland with a £400 a month mortgage and total bills of less than £1000 it’s a nice living. 

There you have it mucker....  "income" is irrelevant when viewed in isolation 😝 

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11 minutes ago, kevinjohnsonmbe said:

There you have it mucker....  "income" is irrelevant when viewed in isolation 😝 

Quite right. You can quite easily double your buying power by simply moving a few hundred miles (or less) in this country. I was looking at houses in Lincolnshire on Rightmove the other week and (give or take) the prices are about 50 % what they are here. You can get a really nice house for about a million up there, where as round here you'd have something that could best be described as 'ordinary'. 

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My post was in response to your comment about 400 quid a day for milling. 
 
If your brother hasn't earned less than 600 quid a day for the entire year so far, I'm surprised he needs a mortgage. 


He works part time just now. Does a week or so and then a week working on his own house. New porch going in, extension out the back next summer, new windows and doors. All cash. Nothing owed on the Pick-up or the wife’s car. I expect once he’s paid for all the work on the house he’ll get the mortgage paid off.
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15 hours ago, trigger_andy said:

 


Did a job with my brother today. Few jobs around a garden. Took some limbs down, dug 6 holes for trees. Set a couple of clothes lines in cement, lowered a coupe of drains and poured a wee 1m x 2m cement pad.

£600 profit each for 7 hours work. Why folk bust their balls for a wage they can just exist on I have no idea. My brothers not made less than £600 profit a day odd-jobbing this year.

I can't get anywhere near those kind of rates for small domestic jobs, which is why I don't do them. This is down South too. I cost labour in at £250 a day, add materials and then multiply by 40% profit margin and I still don't win them.

 

Is your brother a hypnotist or simply knobbing the housewife (or even husband?) 🤣

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Just now, doobin said:

I can't get anywhere near those kind of rates for small domestic jobs, which is why I don't do them. This is down South too. I cost labour in at £250 a day, add materials and then multiply by 40% profit margin and I still don't win them.

 

Is your brother a hypnotist or simply knobbing the housewife (or even husband?) 🤣

It’s maybe just oil town Aberdeen? I know Window Cleaners (no not that one) who travel an hour or so each way to clean up there as the rates are so good. He’s booked up for 3 months. Puts in silly quotes if he does not fancy the job and generally still gets them. That’s why I was helping out yesterday. £600 each in the hipper and we where only there 7 hours including two breaks and lunch, all customer provided. 😁

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Just now, trigger_andy said:

It’s maybe just oil town Aberdeen? I know Window Cleaners (no not that one) who travel an hour or so each way to clean up there as the rates are so good. He’s booked up for 3 months. Puts in silly quotes if he does not fancy the job and generally still gets them. That’s why I was helping out yesterday. £600 each in the hipper and we where only there 7 hours including two breaks and lunch, all customer provided. 😁

Sounds like as much of a bubble if not more than Central London!

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1 minute ago, doobin said:

Sounds like as much of a bubble if not more than Central London!

Don’t tell anyone! He does not need more competition. 🤣

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8 minutes ago, trigger_andy said:

It’s maybe just oil town Aberdeen?

I feel a remake of Dallas coming here !! 😂😂

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1 minute ago, spuddog0507 said:

I feel a remake of Dallas coming here !! 😂😂

Not heard of the new Amazon series coming out soon? Called The Rig or something like that. Based in the North Sea. 

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