I'll be honest with you Dan, no one is going to post a price on a open forum based off photos, it's not the done thing.
My numbers there if you want it, without speaking to you direct I can't really give you anymore help.
All the best.
Defiantly a lot around, turned upto a quote on Friday to look at a old Victorian house with damp external walls, I gave him a few options and he said "that's interesting as the other 3 that have been round all said to dot & dab it" I explained why this wouldn't be my first choice of solutions...
What's everyone's preferred methods for protecting carpet??
I normally use those disposable dust sheets and mask them to the skirting, then have a proper sheet over the top, any other good methods that work for you's?
I'm gonna be different and not bother with a plazzi, bottom line is I can get a good finish with the trowel I've had for the last 4 year. the idea of having a different trowel for different parts of the set deludes me, plus my tool bag isn't big enough :-)
They fund the level 2 mate as that's all you need to get into work, with the level 3 your on your own, this is for the OSAT route.
You can do a college course 1 day a week, buts that's the diploma, not the nvq and not really a option when your older and working.
Quick update for anyone interested,
I've spoke to a few colleges, private training providers and NVQ assessers, they have all informed me you can go straight to the level 3, no need to do the level 2 for someone who is experienced.
Level 2 however is funded, so for someone looking to get on...
As Leebo said.
Maybe look at going to college or learn with a experienced plasterer. Getting someone to do the top coat is a good idea or get someone to help you, that way you'll be learning on the job.
And no I wasn't in your position at one time, I was taught how to do this and done hundreds...
If you have never rendered before, my first bit of advice would be to go and learn how to render, and in future don't take on work your not capable of doing, be honest with people and refer them to a qualified plaster instead of trying to blag it and messing up someone's home.