Can I request how many labourers do my job?

For a project, is it okay to request how many labourers will be on-site or is that always fully decided by the tradesperson themselves?

Asked by Greg on 8th Dec 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi there, Teddy here

Depends on what job is it and how different tradespeople work. Hope this helps"
Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"if it's a large project then yes you will need labour. but if it's a small project, then the tradesperson can do the labouring"
Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"It is up to the customer if they wish to have no labours or as many as the tradesperson need as long as the customer has agreed with the tradesperson a price for the job and the customer is not charged more for extra labours than needed"
Answered on 14th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
"Hi Greg,

Given the tradesperson is the expert in their field doing the job, they would usually know what sort of labour they require.

Obviously, if you have experience in that field and you feel it's too much or indeed too little you can voice your feelings.

However, if it's just a case of you wanting to stipulate how many labourers are required for example to save on cost then I would recommend against that.


Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
This depends on what amount of work that needs to be done and the time to complete it all, maybe you can inform me of the project I could look at and advise you, I always look at the quality of work as the project goes along and of the agreement contract between both yourselves what is all agreed cost, time to complete all everything should be listed of what Niro be done materials/cost before any work starts deposit etc.
Hope this helps
Kind regards
Pete sands
Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
"The more people you have the more you pay. The contractor would know how many people he needs but to get the job done quickly he could bring more people in"
Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
"Hi it all depends on what the job entails can you give more details, please"
Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Feb 2015 - report
"It's usually decided by the tradesman because it's governed by how many labourers the tradesman has"
Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
"Well yes you can ask always ask you are paying to get the job done really depends on how much job there is to do
Hope this helps
Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"Hi buddy alot of trades is brickies will use one labourer to feed them both same with plasterers but depending u may want more depend is clearing site filling skips etc hope this helps"
Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"Good labourers are hard to find, some will just do as little as possible for as much cash as possible"
Answered on 9th Dec 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
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