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    Will high petrol prices result in an increased trade cost?

    Handymen

    With high petrol prices, does this mean that tradespeople are increasing their prices in relation to the distance travelled to and from? And if not in most cases, what about where there is an expense for extra mileage?

    Asked by Jenny on 16th Nov 2021
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    A LIST IMPROVEMENTS

    "I have found a large number of suppliers are charging more for deliveries and have to increase prices on goods due to this and manufacturing costs. The cost of labour is on the rise too."

    Answered on 16th Nov 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Chris W Phelan

    "No, not from me but I don’t know about other trades"

    Answered on 16th Nov 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Kernal Fencing Solutions ltd

    "This shouldn't be the case unless fuel prices rise to astronomical prices. We certainly haven't increased our prices."

    Answered on 16th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Dynamic Build It

    "Logistics of a job should be included in the quote for works. If additional travel is required then can be negotiated."

    Answered on 22nd Nov 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Lupus Painter and Decorating

    "Yes it is not a very nice situation when everything is more expensive, compared with the same salary, so I am not happy"

    Answered on 16th Nov 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    SortIt4u

    "Yes, because the tradesman's cost has gone up for fuel, paint and any other materials so the cost would be passed on to the customer"

    Answered on 22nd Nov 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Andrew Crunden

    "It should not. The only variable may be the extreme rise in material costs if large quantities are required, eg timber, plaster etc"

    Answered on 16th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
    DTR Home Improvement Services

    "I haven’t increased my prices as yet but at some point if the cost continues to rise ultimately the cost will have to be passed on to the customer, we have already seen increased material cost in some areas that has pushed the prices up for the end customer,"

    Answered on 16th Nov 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Chod joinery

    "Personally I haven’t increased my prices as I generally work locally to my postal address but if I was to travel further I wouldn’t really add any additional cost for the petrol price increases as times are hard enough for people without adding extra expenses."

    Answered on 16th Nov 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Reach N Shine Window Fascia Gutter Cleaning Handyman Professionals

    "Not at the moment as thay have not gone up to much but if the price doubles there will be an increase"

    Answered on 17th Nov 2021 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
    M&w decorating

    "Yes this could be possible my business all work 25 miles of my work address do not carry any extra cost."

    Answered on 21st Nov 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report

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