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  • Subbing out work, advice needed please?

    Posted by Peter Cassidy on November 24, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    Hi folks.

    If you sub work to a vinyl installer or sign fitter, do you get them to agree to any terms and conditions?
    I don’t mean a casual chat about what you expect and hope for the best. I mean give you something in writing or whatever.
    any tips advice would be great.

    Jeff replied 1 day, 11 hours ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • David Hammond

    Member
    November 25, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    I’m glad to see you’re giving it some thought 👍

    I don’t have any specific terms, I think its difficult to have set terms with so many variables.

    However, here’s what I find works.

    Communication – If your not sure, run it past the fitters, ask the fitters how they want the job supplying

    Help them out – Try and make their life easier, put things in order to make their life easier

    VISUAL – Give them a visual, number of times I’ve been handed a box of bits and told to fit it.

    We tend to hand all of this to the fitters in a document, confirming everything that was discussed and agreed, contact details for site, ours of there’s a snag, Risk assessment of required.

    The grey area I don’t like is if the fitter did the measurements and they happen to be wrong.

    I like to think what subbies we do use, appreciate us making their life, and the job easier. If they still cock it up, they’re probably not very good.

  • Jeff

    Member
    November 29, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Good advice and just at the right time for me.

    I have a job i think i will have to sub out. i just don’t have the time at the moment and the weather is not the best to be working days on the trot out in the freezing cold. 🤧