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16/02/2014 at 13:29
So Friday night the wind blew part of our fence down.. hes been out there since 11 and actually doing a really good job.. it's not cost him much but more time and effort I guess..I offered him some cash for it..saved us having to get someone 7nto replace it... What I am asking how much would you give them?
Hes no where near finished so will take him a good few more hours yet.
16/02/2014 at 15:30
I'd probably give a £20 DIY voucher and a bottle of wine.
If he's done it off his own bat I'd ask him what he'd like to be paid for it (and agree a price now before he realises how many hours it will take him!) we paid for somebody professional to repair our fence posts and it cost £100's so giving him £50-100 is still a lot less than you would have paid someone professional.
16/02/2014 at 15:31
Sounds like a good idea! I am proberly over generous so yes sounds good too me! Thank you!
Just seen Counter's reply....can you tell I live in London and am used to London prices????
16/02/2014 at 15:32
Sorry, cut answer short as we were on the wrong train lol!
If you try and pay as you would a tradesman it gets awkward, I think, but you want to do more than just a box of chocs, for example.
Oh bottom. I just thought - was the arrangement that he'd do it for cash?
16/02/2014 at 15:33
I could get someone in for less than £100/day, so I'm probably thinking of that. Good point about the area rates!
Well it was our fence between our gardens he knocked this morning to say he was going to fix it.. I think some cash and a bottle of wine/beers would go down well.
Hes done a really good job snd we get on well. He actually didnt have to spend a lot to do it.. it was more his time and his family are lovely so guess just a small thanks would do. If had spent lots then I would happily go halfs.
16/02/2014 at 15:35
No arangement I just offered some money to him for doing it. I dont think he expected me too because he only brought nails and we have left over soil in our drive way that he used it was more his time tbh
16/02/2014 at 16:33
£20 and bottle of wine or a four pack of beer should sort it then. Tbh it sounds like he enjoyed doing it. Lucky you having such a good neighbour-we have a missing panel after the recent storms but it will have to wait until we can get the pro to come round and quote then fix it at a time when we're at home.
16/02/2014 at 16:35
Yeah I am thinking so!
We have fab neighbours tbh we are lucky!...Hope your panel get's sorted soon! and isn't too much money!
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