Just had a very interesting talk with a QS regarding measurement of wallpapering works.

The big question is how are window reveals measured?
Neither SMM7 or NRM2 really provide any clarification. SMM7 says wallpapering should be measured in m2 if the area is greater than 0.5m2 and by number if less than or equal to 0.5m2. NRM2 says to measure in m2 if the area is greater than 1m2 and by Lm if the area is less than or equal to 1m2.

All that is fine, but

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As you know paintingestimators.co.uk provide estimating services for painting contractors of all sizes, all over the UK.

Some are VAT registered and some are not.

The problem for any commercial painting contractor NOT VAT registered, is that when calculating your painting rates, because you can't claim the VAT back,  you need to add the 20% VAT to your material purchase prices.

Now if you are NOT already VAT registered, it is highly likely that, compared

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Painting Contractors: Do I Grow My Business Or Stay Small?




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Painting Contractors:  Do I Grow My Business Or Stay Small?

It really depends on what you want long term. The larger you get, the higher your earnings (hopefully!)

The price you pay, is the extra time and stress involved in running a larger painting contracting business.

What I know for sure, is that if any painting contractor is to develop and grow their commercial painting contracting business, there are TWO things that are essential:

1. You can price Bo

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