Next time you call a self employed tradesman for a quote, and he or she gives you one and you think WOW that’s expensive! Remember this.
They have given up a couple of hours of time and used fuel to get to your house to give you that free quotation.
They have trained for a few years or taken a long apprenticeship to learn their skills and honed those skills ever since.
They’ve gained experience they will be able to use and give you free professional advice.
They’ve probably spent thousands of pounds of their money over the years on tools and plant plus a work vehicle to do their job.
They’ve paid for insurance so that if anything goes wrong, your property is protected.
They don’t get holiday or sick pay; they don’t get bonuses or a company pension.
They work hard to pay their bills and put food on the table.
They are not trying to rip you off; they are trying to make a living not a fortune.