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    Webber lac

    i found that it takes a great float the same day when i bed the mesh on then lay on the 2nd coat the mineralwool is fixed ridgid so no probs there mate just pissed off with the do it this way then do it that way,i dont think webber make 6mm compression beads so were making a job out of what they...
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    Webber lac

    Any one ever used webber {lac) light weight adhesive coat over a minerall wool system? the rep said a 6mm coat for this system max and then sends out a 10mm expansion bead that must be used with this system,he then said 10mm will be okay, i,m going to have to coat out to the 10mm bead for an...
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    Working down under

    Been offline for a bit, mate been in melbourne 6 years ago piss dosh my mate was there this year and without proper id no chance of a job, work was steady but for established guys only
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    Who can spray/apply weathby or STO render?

    Hi mate I,m a superviser at the mo for a co in Glasgow and i,ve been well impressed, they spray all render scratch k rend, and also backgrounds for sto texture and dashing, i,ve been on domestics for around 6years and been a wee bit caught out at the advancement of these machines, but got to...
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    some people are nuts

    Sounds like my old man as well, thing is 2 hits and he wants full whack cash wise, is your old man the same? :-\
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    Methinks your right when i see that guff on a plasterers forum ;D
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    Window cleaning plasterer

    I know what you mean Richard been there as well but these guys give us such a bad name
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    Window cleaning plasterer

    6 months ago the wife told me the window cleaner packed in and got a new one, big deal, i drove pass my old cleaner today and he,s sitting in the van all sign written saying INTERNAL PLASTERER, Skimmimg, Bonding, Plastering. What a load of b*ll***s but i suppose Mrs Smith might fall for it, i...
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    Hi mate i,m from Irvine but got to say not too keen on this irish provo SHITE >:( that followed your post
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    Carlite Bonding

    I,m not saying i,m right or wrong i just wandered what other spreads preferred, IE a bit of both
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    Carlite Bonding

    Started plastering an old farmhouse that had been re-plasterboarded, the re-boarding in sections was piss poor so client agrees to pay extra to bond out the poor sections, now i like to float the bonding once trowelled, 2mm screw protruding max and my old man whos 61 started slaughtering me, so...
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    yep for joiners re name them vajoiners ;D
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    Dont mean to sound soft here lads, but i,ve been working with the hardwall for 2 weeks now first time in about 5 years after doing private work, my hands are bone dry and full of cracks, any one reccomend a cream for the old hands there nipping like F/?K dont laugh guys i,m serious my hands nip...
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    What would you do?

    I,ve tried to be polite with regards to increases but the couple wont move and keep on about the recession, it was a recommendation job from a previous client but i feel like saying F./K off
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    english weather

    you want to see the weather up here tonight Kirk i,m just outside Glasgow pilling down with snow :'(
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    What would you do?

    Hi Guys i have a wee problem with regards to an older house i priced for replastering 13months ago, i gave the couple an individual breakdown of each room and they seemed happy so i plastered the living room and everyone was happy, didnt hear a thing until last week (i thought someone else must...
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    I took on a 2week job in Glasgow for a subby i knew 4/5 years ago tidy wee job he said so off on Monday i went Hardwall and finish, F?CK me i thought with the lack of work the standard would be raised but i,ve never coated brickwork so bad 14mm coat and i,m out 60mm in places, it seems the...
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    any pointers lads

    Thanks guys tend to think myself it makes a bit of sense, I,m based on west coast of scotland just outside Glasgow and thing is every new build house built is taped and filled and f?:k that so it has to be mainly domestic market and with all these 6 week course guys coupled with people not...
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    any pointers lads

    Managed to get 1 years contract subbying off the local council, moneys not great but steady and with 2or3 jobs flung in as well should work out not bad, thing is i just dont see the market picking up any time soon and got to give a final answer tomorrow, how does the work feel to the rest of you...
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    Frozen pva

    Had to admit defeat and bin 4 full tubs of pva that froze solid 2 weeks ago, anyone else had the same b*ll***s with the cold snap, tried like fxxk to defrost the pva but it stayed solid, or is there a magic formula anyone knows >:(i,m up in Scotland we got it reel cold here but it,s ok now ;)
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    company t shirts

    Yep mate ironed and stitched ones had them for 4 years and still going strong,, just shows i,m nice and tidy for lasting that long :D :D :D
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    Channell lining

    mate i would but my wife,s a copper so bite lip time
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    Channell lining

    Alright guys, I,m having a ding dong with a joiner on a renovation i,m on just now problem is he wants to gyproc straight on to old channell lining i said no way, the developer said it,s down to us but i know that if you gyproc on to the lining then skim over the moisture when drying out will...
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    Just had a call from

    Word of mouth that,s done me for years, keep a single line in yellow pages in case peoples lost my no
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    three sided corner trowel

    Got both in Scotland there called paddle,s or twitchers there ok i swap over when the mood takes me, though marshalton are the recent ones
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    hardwall on thermalite

    For thermalite there used to be a plaster called Browning hsb meaning heavy suction browning if it,s still sold use it 50 50 with plain browning good luck ;)
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    Picking up

    Hi guys do any of youse feel the domestics are picking up, i started back on the 4th and averaged over 1 call a day since for re skims, hope it,s a sign were moving again ;D
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    My old window cleaner is now a plasterer f$$$$ng sad,
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    Do any of you guys turn your hand to other things?

    Done several extensions,loft conversions and am currently doing a garage conversion, plasterer to trade and thats my mane job but have an HNC in construction management and do free lance clerk of works when it comes in, nearing 40 so i think this is my new calling
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    cracking on gypsum plaster

    On old walls a strong pva mix, carlite bonding and apply mesh flatten off and multi finish, ob done and bobs ur uncle :P
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    To days events

    Warriourupnorth is on the ball mate, if you dont stagger the joints youre asking for a nice wee hairline crack there, nice to see the joints blocked out, hate to see ceilings skimmed in 1 hit
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    Labourers Rates

    Thanks a lot guys Clinton 78 youre right give im more responsability and make a 2 man gang, i,e been at him for years to drive and share pricing etc to give im more confidence, thanks again guys and he is better than some of these so called plasterers that talk a good game and when you see them...
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    Labourers Rates

    Just wondered what you guy,s pay good lab,s my young bro,s been with me for 14 years and can skim and dry line, only thing he cant do is browning on to blockwork, asking because it,s been a hard year and want to hit the new year up and running was thinking around 80 to 90 per day, any advice...
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    hi, new member here

    So ure not a REAL spread then :P :P
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    Dab the wall left to right 10 to 15mm dab, that plus the 12.5mm board thick ness should keep the sparks boxs inside the flush of the board
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    Hug a Sparky!

    I always ask sparks to tuck in the cables if they dont well out come the snips, and i make sure the skirtings and door frames are clean for the finishings, respect for following trades, something the sparks lack >:(
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    drapery texture

    Do you mean as in Artexing
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    3 Days for a ceiling

    Just done a ceiling today, it was around 6mx4msq, i charged 250 for cash and when the lady paid me she told me about another quote she got, turns out the the other guy wanted £480 and said it would take him 3 days, it took me and my mate 4 hours but this other guy drives about my town with his...
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    Thermal plasterboard

    Nice website Chris im, impressed ;D
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    Had anoher ring around this morning

    6 week wonder boy i,ve probebly forgot more about the plastering game than these chancers will ever learn, i,m a clerk of works now and if i see these guys on site i hammer them, 8)
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    Is this normal

    Grantyboy the job was in Johnstone an Airdrie plasterer priced it over the phone so wotchance do you have, i just finished a big 1 in Kilmacolm where are you, works still coming in at a good rate how,s you, Big thanks to al other spreads in a year or 2 things will turn around although the 2...
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    Is this normal

    Hi guys i priced a skimming job onto new gyproc recently just out side Glasgow, it was barn conversions and a very tidy job, any hows put my price in (nice and tight) thought job was mine until guy calls back and tells me a price of £3.50 perm2 was in, this price was supplying,paying own...
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    M R boards mate done some myself my mate,s in buildin control and told me if it aint mr boards it,ll be condemmed, and if tiled just block out the joints for the tiler ;)
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    External render price

    Thanks to all for replying guys ;D
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    External render price

    Sorry Flynnyman that means dig money as the job involves the old bed and brekkie :-\
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    Havnt used board finish for at least 12 years in Scotland it,s all multi finish my memories of board are not to pleasant but my old man 45 years plastering says multi is s**t in compared to board finish, move with the times old man i say ;D
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    artex argghhhh!

    Like you said knock off the hard edges then i always pva take youre time till it,s tacky then bonding with a wee bit of multi finish, flatten off then multi all the way to a paint finish
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    External render price

    Any pointers in pricing 2000msq external scratch render including subsistance up up north, been a couple of years since i priced site work and wee bit unsure if prices are pegged or cut back, thanks in advance guys, 8) It,s and old subby i done work for years ago and he,s putting the ball back...
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    Alright i,ve lost you what i meant was does youre fingers dry up and little cuts called hacks appear, sorry to lose you differant patter up here
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    Just wondered if anyone has noticed that cometh november and the cold then cometh the hacks, or is it just me, been plastering for 23 tears now and every years the bloody same, >:(