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Posted by: from Winnipeg
3/26/2012 at 4:11:03 PM

When we receive a quote from the contractor, what percentage should be spend on materials and what percent for labourer?

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time3/26/2012 at 5:07:31 PM

That depends on the contractor and the job at hand. I have quoted jobs that were 90% labour (troubleshooting a power problem) and others that were 90% material (hanging a light that I bought for them).

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Date/Time4/1/2012 at 3:40:33 PM

Robert is correct. There is no given percentage of material and labour costs as it will depend upon the nature of the job and type of materials being used. Some jobs are more labour intensive than others.


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