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  1. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    Yup.. That would have just ended up in lots of swearing and tools being thrown about,
  2. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    As requested pictures of the boarding
  3. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    I'm confused.. I thought you would have been happy about taking your advise
  4. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    And I listened to your advise, went straight out and bought the boards lol
  5. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    I'm just going to board the whole thing out then skim the board, will make things a hell of a lot easier
  6. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    I'm not gonna skim round the fittings.. f**k that.. Was just leaving the toilet in place until I was ready to board and skim.. Changing to toilet anyway so it's gotta come out at some point.. Just trying to keep the other half happy in the whole process
  7. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    nah I'd rather have a crack it myself.. Love doing stuff like this
  8. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    I understand where your coming from, it will be out by the time I come to board it anyway, hoping to get it boarded tomorrow providing I can get the plasterboard back here!
  9. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    The Mrs wants the toilet left in as long as possible but I can work round that anyway, but will deafinetly post pics up once it's boarded. Gives you chance to take the piss out of something ay lol
  10. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    I'm gonna paint it so I'll skim and use normal boards Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    Lol doh.. I meant what's easier to use? But then I might just board it for an easier life Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    what's better to use bonding or browning?
  13. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    I was thinking about bonding out the bad bits then skimming over the rest, got a steamer on the adhesive atm which seams to be doing a great job without blowing the plaster underneath
  14. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    I didn't, the last owners put them on the walls, but they were 150mm X 150mm
  15. simmons84

    Skimming advice

    Hi all, I'm redoing our little toilet which was tiled, having removed the tiles I'm left with quite a mess underneath, any suggestions on the best way to prep these walls for skimming? Tia
  16. simmons84

    Looking for a chance in the black country/midlands

    Damn only just saw your reply!! @Puffey0
  17. simmons84

    Looking for a chance in the black country/midlands

    Food and beer lures everyone
  18. simmons84

    Looking for a chance in the black country/midlands

    Everyone can have their fair share, I'm just that sort of bloke [emoji6]
  19. simmons84

    Looking for a chance in the black country/midlands

    Ok thanks, I'll give him a call
  20. simmons84

    Looking for a chance in the black country/midlands

    I'm in Brierley hill, near merry hill, originally from redditch. I don't mind travelling but Scotland's a wee too far lol
  21. simmons84

    Looking for a chance in the black country/midlands

    Hi all, I'm currently looking to get into the plastering trade. I'm a 30 year old with a little experience working in the construction industry as a general labourer. I've recently completed a short plastering course to learn the basics and see if its something i would enjoy doing. I'm not...
  22. simmons84

    Labourer in nottingham

    I'd rip your hand off of you were closer
  23. simmons84

    Looking for work with a spread

    I do understand it from your point of view, hence the reason for looking to work WITH a plasterer and not go out on my own. God some people act like its their trade and theirs alone! I'm simply trying to better myself song can life a decent life, if anyone has a problem with that then move along...
  24. simmons84

    Bristol Intensive Plastering Course

    Hi, I've done an intensive week long course, there ok for what they are, it teaches you the basics and depends on how quickly you pick things up, I'd quite gladly have a go at doing my own home after the course but it would take a lot longer than getting a time served plasterer in to do it. I'm...
  25. simmons84

    Looking for work with a spread

    thanks for the vote of confidence
  26. simmons84

    Looking for work with a spread

    I'm sure there are naive people that will go on this course then think they can plaster, luckily I always knew that wasn't going to happen, I took the course as an introduction into the trade to get a rough feel for it. We all have to start somewhere. Wish I done 15 years ago but hey can't...
  27. simmons84

    Looking for work with a spread

    It's so they can have 3 days off a week instead of 2 lol
  28. simmons84

    Looking for work with a spread

    I worked with my uncle years ago, he was a chippe by trade but but we used to do a lot of dry lining, it was the best job I ever had, but unfortunately work dropped of so I had to find other work, since then I've just bounced from job to job so now I work in a factory pushing a button! Not...
  29. simmons84

    Looking for work with a spread

    Hi, I've not long completed a 4 day course to learn the basics of plastering. Now I'm looking to learn the trade. I would like to find a spread that is willing to take me on so I can start to work towards my nvq qualification. I'm 30 years old and live in Brierley Hill/Dudley. I also drive so...
  30. simmons84

    New to the site, looking to get into the industry and a general hello.

    Hi, yes I'm aware 4 days isn't enough but we have to start somewhere, at my age it's not easy to get an apprenticeship so i'm doing it the harder way. I'm not expecting it to be easy, i just want to build on the limited skills I have learnt and give it a real good go, hard graft and determination.
  31. simmons84

    New to the site, looking to get into the industry and a general hello.

    It was only the basics, in no way whatsoever am I trying to even contemplate saying I'm a plaster! I want to learn more, gain more experience, build on the foundations I've laid so to speak
  32. simmons84

    New to the site, looking to get into the industry and a general hello.

    How to apply a sand and cement external render, how board ceilings, dot and dab walls and skim walls and ceilings along with mixing the muck up.
  33. simmons84

    New to the site, looking to get into the industry and a general hello.

    Hi, as the the title says I'm new here so play nice lol . Im Craig and from the West Midlands, (Dudley/stourbridge area). Im 30 years old and just been on a 4 day intensive plastering course to learn the basics of the trade and now I'm looking gain more experience/a job with a time served...
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