If your a bricklayer you will be lucky to get 10 months in out of the year.
If your a sparky or a gas man you have to pay for regulations and if your a chippy you need 10k of tools.
If you skim on site you need a bucket hawk trowel and a 100 quid mixer. Painters get more then site plasterers now ffs
Problem with plastering is if lads can skim they are a plasterer even tho they can’t float render or screed.
If your a bricklayer you can either lay bricks or not.
In my opinion people who can render and float should be on a minimum of £250 a day because the is lack of people who can do it
Use to have a huge contract with a big high street brand doing all the bathrooms.
What a lot of plasterers and bathroom guys don’t no is if you tile on to neat bonding or hardwall it will eventually stain through the grout unless sealed.
Sealing is another days work for tiler plus the sealer...
Hi mate we always advise cables to put in the upvc oval conduit ( the tube like one )
And fix with stainless steel banding and stainless steel screws.
Plastic and stainless steel is fine with lime so would try to avoid any thing else.
If you are going for ufh always suggest trying to fit the...
Not a keen fan on any of the pre bagged nhl and looking into it most contain cement.
As your on stone needs to nhl based I’m not overly impressed with adding insulation to older buildings in renders myself I think it can be problematic
All really does depend all high end decorators would use a orbital sander with dust extractor on any plastering even new build between coats.
They should be expected to do some level of prep especially on a old house even if it has been plastered!
It’s quite hard to create a bulge in skim it’s only around 3mm thick I would say the wall was most probably like this in the first place but skimming up to the timber would enhance it.
It’s not the end of the world and can be sorted and improved with decorating prep surely the guy who...
You will never get a 100% job re skimming up to a rail. The is not enough profile to allow for any discrepancies and beading etc. The corner has not been angle tooled due to not being able to fit one in in the ideal world you would remove or timber work.
Plasterer should have cut a angle tool...
You will be ok with internal lime this time of year as long as it’s 5 + inside the property and the gear is also kept inside.
I would get a tradesman booked now as a lime guy is likely to be booked for a while then hack everything off and start the drying process and also give you more
Thought the exact same myself feel fine have done 4 tests at home in the last 2 days which are negative but their one came back positive!?!
So it tells me one of two things
1 - complete bullshit and they cant do the opp as they have no capacity
2 - the tests we all do at home don’t work so the...
Mate I wouldn’t worry about it too much I just forked out £700 on a vet bill for my dog and was due in to have a hernia opp today which has now been cancelled because I have positive for COVID and it’s still probably not the worst January I’ve ever had!
You can’t beat a good old recession gets rid of all the s**t.
Con men who over charged and lazy fucks
who do nothing.
The will always be work just depends on how much you have borrowed and how cheap you go to work for I remember lads in 2008 going In for £1.20 a meter before tax luckily I was in...
That’s the problem back in the day it was against the law to be homosexual now it’s cool.
Lads spending hundreds on getting their hair cut or white teeth what happened to the good old days taking the piss out of these people.
They put all this s**t on the telly that’s why you have blokes trying...
If your idea of treating yourself is a van you must be a wild man.
Sport vans are for 3 types of people
1 - gypo
2 - mid life crisis
3 - virgin
Or of course you could be a virgin gypo having a mid life crisis
In the last recession (2008) we brought 3 repossessed houses and stuck them on rental the was plenty of it going on must be dependent on where you are in the country nothing was proped up down this way simply cashed in on the greed and over spending of others and as horrible as it sounds I’m...
Wrong I’m afraid the property has been completed renovated with lime plaster 2 years ago the is no render or paint externally and has been completely repointed in lime the guy knows it’s the floor he was quoted to do it and didn’t you can’t see in the pictures I posted but the gaps in the wood...
Unfortunately this is based on a test in a lab.
As I said in my other post every single job is different design make up of build materials earth make up and so on its not as easy as yes or no.
I’ve seen 650 year old property become damp due to a alter in the water table from new build houses on...
Fair play mate I’d rather sit at home on my crack then go to work to pay 400 notes for a lease van that I don’t own but the world we live in is nuts show off people 18 year olds driving Mercedes who work in Asda which doctors should have ….. worlds gone mad eventually they will come crashing...
Boom before bust. How anyone can think the will be no economic downfall after a pandemic is absolutely nuts the government have printed off billions of pounds and are in a huge debt along with the rest of the world. Interest rates will rise and property will fall it’s not if it’s when don’t...
mate if you think a transit van is fast you need your head testing.
So not only have remapped a van you have remapped a van that’s not even yours because it’s on a lease.
Seriously some people just blow my mind
That’s true but listed buildings are not the same as new buildings you can’t just do what you feel like you this is why they are listed.
If your looking to buy a listed property you don’t get a choice you get told what to do and if you chance it without permission you will probably get a fine a...
Lime allows moisture to pass through it where as sand and cement doesn’t which will trap all the moisture.
The reason you can’t can’t a straight forward answer or explanation is due to the isn’t one! Every single old property is built different the is so many variables water tables cellars...
Hi i think you have misunderstood geocell is basically glass the purpose of this is mainly insulation and bulk. If you use a Dpm the moisture will push from the slab up the walls to around a meter high even if you have lime plaster on the wall it will get damp and you will be forever decorating...
Welcome to the forum.
We replace a awful lot of floors in lime. What you will find in almost all circumstances damp will transfer from the concrete slab and up your walls.. I have seen really bad cases of this and am in fact starting one next week so will posts some pictures up.
A floor normally...
Phone him politely and ask to meet him at the job to take a closer look at it to see what you can do for him… as soon as he gets out his car put it straight on him and say you want your money or your going to slice his f**k**g face up
My mate who is a builder reckons the is an additional 30k in materials on a two storey extension he quoted this time last year and I can quite believe it. The average joe will
just stop getting things done if it carries on
at this rate