Been asked to mono the back of an extension.
But there's a catch and trying to think of the best way to do it.
The rest of the building has already been done a few years ago and the top half of the back.
Now they've had a stone wall taken down and want the back doing fully.
The top that's...
Got a fireplace to do in next few weeks.
This one is for myself as having a multi fuel stove installed.
I'm going to be using k rend on the breast and sides of the chamber.
The rear wall of the chamber is done in stone.
I'm going for the rustic look on the whole breast to tie everything in.
Just bought a house and started doing some work to it.
One of the internal partition walls between box room and stairs has got my mind going as I've never come across it before.
I was about to start taking it down to pinch a few inches of room.
The wall seems to be made form 50-60mm of...
Got a call this morning regarding the pure finish .
Apparently they're sending out samples blah blah. New product this that and rest of it.
Well as some of you may know it's not new and I've used a lot of it over the last 18 months.
It's great stuff but too expensive.
Anyway long story...
Got a job coming up which involves patching a section of dash.
Long story but due to insurance has to be just what's removed.
(Pissed up driver gone through from of house)
Anyway any help with the closest match would be great.
We've been through the won't match 100% with the customer and...
Anyone local to Rutland LE15 that's looking for work.
Had a 3 bed semi that requires skimming and extension that requires rendering that will be ready in a few weeks.
It's a bit too far for me to travel and I'm up to my eyeballs in local work.
Though I'd see if any of the good lads/lasses...
@Rjl2088 what a waste of space this kid is.
Don't get me started with this guy.
Just do not be fooled by him like I was.
I'm now £1200 out of pocket 3 days free work to finish off his bodge and got to pay for locks changed because hes still got they key!
And boy oh boy the mess.
Mate had to...
Actively looking and have a slot available for a new apprentice to join me.
Either fresh or already started nvq.
Good opportunity for someone and thought I'd advertise here before going directly to the college.
As title need a spread for various domestic work mainly in Doncaster but also South York's.
This initially will be on a sub basis but need to be available at short notice.
This could/Will potentially lead to a full time basis for the right person/person.
Initial rate negotiable depending on...
Been away from the site for a while now thought I'd pop back with a bit of a dilemma I've got.
Got a bathroom to cove in the morning straightforward enough the snag is the tiles.
Customers gone from a full tile job to just around the bath.
Trying to think of the best way to deal with the...
First time in 12 years I've had a customer ring me up and tell me a room I've done the skim on the ceiling is blowing in places.
Haven't been back to look but blokes sent me some pics and it definitely looks like it's blowing.
Standard 15 year old house
Matte painted ceiling. Pva and skim...
Of some expamet thin coat angle and stop beads
Boxes of 50. 2.4m
55p+ VAT per bead on both
Quite impressed at the price especially the stops as I've never been able to get anywhere near that even for the cheaper shite.
The likes of whack and r&j are knocking angles out at 59p+
Just been to look at a job for a letting agent
Landlady paid someone 5 grand to do 4 walls. All the job was was a hack off and tank with bitumin then patch up.
If that's not bad enough agency rang me today to ask if I'd go look at it to sort it out.
So went in and WOW.
I drilled wall to...
Use jewsons for majority of my gear.
Just gone through my January invoices.
They've over charged me by £100 just in January alone.
Some bone heads getting both barrels in the morning!
Love how they set your terms then charge you more.
I went in for some acoustic insulation last week. As it's...
Thinking it's time to get a new mixer.
Been a user of many a cheap mixer over past years and whilst they've never given me any trouble and lasted me years I'm thinking about paying that bit extra to get something that's quieter and generally better.
I've been looking at the collomix but...
I've got the phone going constantly at the minute and looking into the possibility of subbing some out.
Any spreads local to doncaster wanting work?
It's all domestic based work.
Could become quite regular for the right lads the way things are going.
My standards are high and I'm not interested...
Just finished the worst day of my life today.
Started a job on Thursday which was day and half job. Due to being struck down with norovirus. I had to pack up and make my exit after gracefully shitting myself walking up the customers stairs Thursday morning.
Went back today as I had to finish...
Started back tuesday doing some ceilings in a house. Finished up Friday.
Still haven't been paid and been promised bank transfer since Friday.
Long story short women lives in Leeds and it's a rental. Met Tuesday morning for keys and cracked on.
She called in Thursday to check how I was...
Need a labourer for 1 day on Monday
Must be able to cut board (insulated board)
Its in the doncaster area.
Will be a paid day cash
Need a hand tacking a ceiling in a extension
Must be able to drive
Reply or Pm me if interested
Anybody else had a text and phone call from BG?
Text me on Friday saying bg want to talk to spreads and I've been selected :lol:
Thought no more of it.
Anyways got a call from the fella today asking if he could come up and see me and get some opinions from me on what's right and wrong and...
Brand new ox utraflex.
Haven't used it yet but I physically compared it to the s*p*r*lex 1 and 2 by refina and it's definitely the better trowel to the feel ad also the most flexible.
Also a little dicky birse tells me it's actually a nela trowel branded ox :inocente:
Had a room to sort today that had some damp work done a while ago. 3 walls dri coat where the damp was treated.
It's been stood a couple of 3 months as they had a plasterer in to do a load of work who was with the best will in the world useless
So I got the short stick to re skim all his wank...
Like the plonkers we are I cleaned my trowels!!!!
I mean seriously I get a day off and what do I do
"Oh I know I'll go get my tools out the van and clean them"
Give them a spit Polish for good measure :lol:
Is it just me or does a clean trowel make it feel like everything goes on smoother...
Possibly needing 2 maybe 3 labourers from Monday onwards in Doncaster for a job.
If all goes to plan there's the possibility of athe least a weeks work could be more.
Experience in Dry-lining preferred
Plastering improvers or general labourers
Dropped into a job before I went on holiday to help a damsel in distress.
Plasterer let them down AGAIN!
Had a couple of days twiddling my thumbs before I went and was bored shirtless so thought why not.
Was in the holiday mood so did it blind and a bit more for the holiday kitty.
So just back of my holidays yesterday and Start back Monday.
Just get a phone call.
I need a quote for a kitchen ceiling and walls
Walls need bonding and Skimming.
OK no problem.
I do the do diligence and get the address etc.
Proceed to ask what state the kitchen is in, is it empty all the...
Got a customer who I've done some previous work for who wants her stairs and hallway sorting.
Rip original in situ cove down record ceiling etc etc. All good no problem.
The trouble is she wants it recoving (in 127) an the main wall has an integral internal and external curve.
I don't have a...
Had a great week this week so far doing some work for a regular customer
No pressure no hassle!
Then boom today walked of the second job in the last 2 months
All over access to the property!!!
What it boiled down to in the end was a flaming parking permit!
I specifically asked twice to be...
Turned up to work this morning at 8:30 as agreed, nobody in!
Called and said they'd be 10 minutes.
Half an hour later they turned up!
Go inside (this is the second attempt at this job)
After initial viewing and quoting told the guy the boarding was horrendous and needed rectifying either by me...
Got fed up of my old combo van and iv had my money out of it.
It's becoming a hassle with messed up deliveries and she's about to start costing money.
I've done some sums and which ever way I go it will definitely need to be some sort of finance deal.
There's just not enough good used vans...
Don't you just love it when you go to price a job, agree the price write it down what's to be done all in front of the customer , get nearly to the end of the job and the walk in saying you haven't done what your supposed to have done!!!
Went to look at a job for a friend of a friend who's...
Turned up up to a new job what could be an amazing barn conversion.
Upstairs nearly all completely boarded by the owners brother who is supposed to be a plasterer
it made me absolutely sick.
Look at the state of it
I daren't even put a straight edge on it.
Told the the guy it needs to...
Gave in to the curiosity of it all as one of the pals has been using one for a while and bangs on about it. Was also reading the posts about plazi and supaflex. (Just needed an excuse to buy a new gadget to try)
got a good deal so if it's w**k it'll gayer dust in the van
Got the 16" version and...
Just been to look at a job
it's a kitchen ceiling not a large area at all but would be a nice filler job to tie up half a day I have spare coming up
the blokes boarded it himself but because the wall units are so high you can't get a screw in the wall edge of 2 6x3 boards opposite sides of...
Just need a bit of advice gguys finished a coving job for a customer who went ar*e over t*t about decorating before having coving fitted all the walls were wallpapered first
i advised they had done it wrong but were adamant they wanted the coving doing
they now have an issue that there is...
Right fellas had a day to forgot today!
Rendering my own porch and it has gone belly up hoping someone can help me out as I'm scratching my head
i did the scratch coat last summer and that has been fine I finally got my new windows in so thought as I had the day off I'd knock it out in no...