Great thread lads, makes me not feel like we're the only ones . We are a 2 gang, been going 20 years , we used to sub out full houses and made so little it wasn't worth it, plus the hassle.
Someone once told me that you won't make anything substantial with between 4-6 subbies because you'll...
Tell em your overboarding it or walking away. I've skimmed plenty of them and they take forever to trowel up and every time I regret it. Takes 3 hours to go off added to your prep time , you could've boarded it by then. All to save the customer a few quid on boards.
All out abuse on Vince again. Oh dear.
Anyway, going back to the point , I keep my pricing simple as soon as it tips into the next pound, £6.20 for example it becomes £7 in my quote. Same for boards. I always charge £10 for PVA , although when doing single rooms a 5ltr tub ceili normally does 3...
There's loads of these clowns doing projects again now, just like pre recession. I'm glad you haven't priced it. Do a good days graft, even though that may mean moving stuff about half the day and get off home. Take the money and run.
Yep as above, get some paint on. When over skimming artex your at the mercy of where the plasterboard sags or a joist is lower therefore the skim will be a lot thinner there. This is the reason you can see the pattern still.
I get so pissed off when a customer says they will prep. I say that I'll give you 2 prices , one with me doing everything and a heavily weighted price with me just skimming. I am sick of s**t prep. I followed a lot of bad prep when the recession was on because we needed the work but that's...
Clout nail on plasterboard, as long as I've dabbed the boards I'll know there's plenty of dabs where nail goes.
Stick with finish on reskims. Hook on beads get on my tits, use way too much finish to cover. A stapler to me is another tool to carry and cover in s**t and break.