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    They must be all partying on their yachts in the med and have no need to be on plasterers forum now being millionaires
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    Is this trowel any good?

    Kin ell £56 + vat for a trowel!!
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    Hows business

    4 rooms a month but only getting £2500 each, how can he live on only £120g a year!
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    Hows business

    He must mean average size house takes 5 to 6 days, 2 days to skim boards 3 to 4 days to float and set rest.
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    What were you quoted, how much over initial quote, was it a fixed quote,has renderer explained why theres a discrepancy, have you dealt with renderer directly or is it going through builder, was weather a factor? was the scaffold correct to do the job, were the correct materials supplied etc...
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    Typical builder, I've got it all ready for plasterer/renderer and only charged you £2500 now its really easy for them! Typical client, its only going to take 7 to 8 days! Makes you wonder why builder and client don't do it themselves!!
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    Cheap! Bite his hand off. Work out his overheads van, fuel, insurances, tax, tools,risk, holiday pay, pension,etc etc probably looking at minimum £500 each a day to make the same as home shopper in tescos
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    Beginning of the end! ???

    Must be bored bringing old threads up, fed up with searching for anti vax vids?
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    Whats a vegetable that makes your piss smell got to do with it!!
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    Multi was good when it first came out, unfortunately BG spend too much time developing niche plasters, pure, magnetic etc and forget about the core day to day product that everybody uses.
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    I've had shite gear from Wickes!
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    Don't worry BG will have their Top team investigating as we the customer are their Top priority and will let us know their findings asap. Unfortunately as they have to get off their fat arses it will mean an extra pound on the price of a bag!!
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    Sand / Cement Render for soundproofing

    If you search the internet there are many companies offering so called sollutions to reduce sound transmission, some horrendously expensive. I've worked in lots of modern apartments that have them and not yet come across any that work well enough to recommend.
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    Ripples / waves over old plaster

    Think yourself lucky look at barburys post!!
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    Skimming gone wrong! Any clues why?

    You employed a muppet thats what went wrong!! If it was done in December have you only just been to specsavers
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    Think I'll move round your way if the average wage is £60k!
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    Whats in the box

    Another revolutionary tool/product we never new we needed?
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    What are you lot up to today?

    Been for a walk with the missus, home for a snack and a rest then probably up the pub for a couple.
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    Thistle pro finish.

    They only do a metre square panel in bg land!
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    Its on bgs spec sheet as they say not enough plaster goes through the holes if only stapled
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    Just out of interest how many of you bed thin coat beads in finish before stapling/nailing as recomended by bg
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    So why is board finish still available if multi is supposedly suitable for boards?
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    Plastering work - not impressed what shall I ask for to sort

    Did he come into the house or throw it on the wall through the window. My first coat is as good as that before being flattened!
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    Repeat customers

    Member of cnd?
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    Other trades !( Savage )

    Bastards have cut them in half as well!!
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    Manky Boab

    Always went to work smart as we went to work in 3.0 vauxhall senator then changed into s**t clothes to work.Changed to smart to go to pub lunchtime and normally went home after. Even now go to work tidy, keep van mint but work like a tramp!
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    Plastering Over Existing Wall Plate.

    Best to ask the Architwat, he decides the spec.
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    What a load of tosh bg at its best!! We only make it, if theres any problems it the spreads fault!!
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    Reinforcing mesh in skim.

    Remove the boards you f**k*d up and replace them, meshing new boards is a joke and you already sound like a cock.
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    Sack the lab if youve got to devil before finishing wall and you've forgot the eml for the wall plate.
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    Plaster did not cover angle thin coat

    The bead corner is supposed to show, looks like the rest you should worry about
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    Glancing / critical lighting or plastering issue?

    A good architect would of explained to you about light ingress when he showed you his planned glazing scheme
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    Glancing / critical lighting or plastering issue?

    Sunlight is in the range of 100000 lumens on a wall and a 100watt led worklight is around 10000 so judging a wall with sunlight at a severe angle is not fair and realistic!
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    Glancing / critical lighting or plastering issue?

    Danny will have to rename to "Is this acceptable plastering forum"
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    Is this acceptable finish? Work is done, but not sure about quality

    He had a Rolls Royce, used to turn up on a Site I was on and take the hod out of the boot when the Sun was there, normally had a s**t old van. Fork lift driver wouldn't move anything for us he thought we were all on mega money!!
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    Mark up

    Of course they do, if bg put the price up the merchants pass it on so the cost goes up. So your saying bg haven't put there prices up ever? and its just the merchants being greedy!
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    New Plaster Big Cracks

    Woodchip paper will fix that ;)
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    Is this acceptable finish? Work is done, but not sure about quality

    Seems to be the normal standard of finish now, so woodchip paper may be the best option!!
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    Is this acceptable?

    Being serious for a moment, do you have a damp issue, bonding should not go to paste!
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    Is this acceptable?

    £749 :)
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    Is this acceptable?

    As you've got £750 to finish the job I'd do it but unfortunately your a bit fussy ;)
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    Is this acceptable?

    Can you use multi finish on limelight? Thought the idea of not using bonding/hardwall is because of the gypsum drawing the damp
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    Is this acceptable?

    Theres many on here would be more experienced than me in that type of work but I dont think hardwall would be any better than bonding from a damp point of view
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    Is this acceptable?

    You shouldn't have to tell him anything, if he's anygood at all he'll apologise for his mens work, know how to put it right and do it. Plasterers dont leave bad work, theres no point as it takes the same time and effort to do good or bad. Chancers leave bad work because they dont know any...
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    Is this acceptable?

    The issue is working around picture rails, architrave etc. Not insurmountable for the right price but I'd rather do more straightforward work for an easier life.
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    Is this acceptable?

    You were lucky to get a plasterer in desperate need of work to do it. I would of run a mile, lifes to short to reskim s**t like that:frenetico:
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    And back to normality

    I like January, start of new opportunities, evenings getting lighter, summers coming. December definitely worst month.
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    Is everyone’s phones still ringing?

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    Is everyone’s phones still ringing?

    Dont get me wrong. I've earnt well, spent well and drank my fair share but have also realised after many years, nice things need to be replaced again and again and life ticks along quite happily without spending loads.