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    Weak PVA?...hairline eggshell crack fix??

    Spray with water and scrape off. Wash wall with sugar soap when you've done that. then pva and skim
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    Weak PVA?...hairline eggshell crack fix??

    Could it be the paste still on the wall? this happens with paint too if put on the wall with paste still on.
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    green moisture board

    If you believe what I said is bollox you need to actually learn why you are doing what you are doing. MR board is not designed to be skimmed, it is designed to be tiled directly onto or tape a jointed. There is absolutely no point skimming MR board as the moisture resistance will be lost. Back...
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    green moisture board

    MR board has a slight waxy finish on the board surface. I have seen skim just she'll off this board untreated. As said, treat with thistle bond it as the spec but other bonding agents will be fine. If tiling, I would tile straight onto the board, this will give a better hold for the tile...
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    Plasterer wanted in Surrey

    Hi Matt, We should be able to help out, let us know if you'd like to talk some more. Either way, someone here will be able to help you out.
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    sealing a ceiling

    Just sealer no PVA.
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    sealing a ceiling

    Artex sealer. I use it undiluted.
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    Rule of thumb

    I do the same. I know of no reason to step it back.
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    citb construction diplomatest for trainees and know it alls

    I can see your logic but, would you overboard a ceiling or underboard it?
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    pricing from drawings

    I have no "formal" contract with them. I priced it tight to start with, taking it on the chin is not an option i can take
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    pricing from drawings

    I'm doing it Labour only so at least i don't have the extra material to find.
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    pricing from drawings

    Thank, i appreciate that. I'm pretty old school where my word is my bond and take everything at face value, what i have to remember is that not everyone is like that.
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    pricing from drawings

    6 flats but they are pretty big for flats. One is a duplex and the kitchen, dining room, and lounge are all 25-35m ceilings
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    pricing from drawings

    Yeah, normally i would but i couldn't find it on the plans sent, hence me asking them what the height was and being told to assume 2.4
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    pricing from drawings

    This is why I'm struggling with it. Normally I would either reprice or just bin the job, however, I get a fair bit of work off of these guys and I don't want to screw them over, but equally I don't want to be screwed over either. The tacker is in the same position but has just been told to suck...
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    pricing from drawings

    I appreciate that @church, I am saying I have been told one thing and it's another. I have been through the drawings and the scope again tonight and there is nothing in there about the height.
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    pricing from drawings

    Sounds logical when you put it like that :RpS_thumbup: I couldn't see the wood for the trees.
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    pricing from drawings

    I was told to assume a height of 2.4, for which I quoted. The increase in height throws everything out as I will now have to do this from some form of scaffolding. I have covered myself in the quote, I just need a magic formula for the extra height (if there is one lol).
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    pricing from drawings

    Thanks guys, I'm just a bit mindful of losing the work if I requote, I have blokes lined up and supposed to start in a fortnight. This should take me up to mid January
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    pricing from drawings

    I recently priced a reverb job for some builders I work for from plans (conversion of offices to flats) and was told all new plasterboard and 2.4m height. Quote was accepted. Poked my head in today and ceiling height is 2.8 and all existing brick walls are to be made good and skimmed. I am...
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    Job cancelled

    Had an email this morning to cancel next week, apparently their daughter is having an operation next Monday and they don't know how long she is going to be on hospital for blah blah. This has been booked in for 6 weeks and she emails me now. I'm sure I'll be able to cover the 5 days but that's...
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    20 min set easy fill

    Tesco £5.00 :RpS_thumbup:
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    20 min set easy fill

    If you go over silk paint, without rubbing it down first, or pva it tends to hang. For little bits that need to be done quickly, I use a hair dryer.
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    plastering trade

    He's busy cos he only needs to find two days a week!
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    Putz

    Looking forward to getting my package tomorrow:RpS_thumbup: I'll be going to work on Thursday with a spring in my step.
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    Famous clients...

    Nah, wall in the bathroom
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    Famous clients...

    Worked for Eric Clapton, Paul McGinley and Thomas Bjorn (golfers), James Haskell's parents and Amanda Holden's mother in law.
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    do you just plaster

    Why wouldn't you do the glossing too? No client is going to give you the emulsion job to then have to get someone else in to finish off the woodwork. Would they?
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    Plastering - doorframes queries

    Chippy to first fix door linings Plaster Chippy comes back to second fix doors, skirtings, and architraves
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    Difficult customers

    I bought from him, Mike, not very sticky it actually walked across the carpet and tore easily! I thought it might be a rogue roll so emailed him, to be fair he sent another foc but it did the same. Shame ss its the cheapest I found. I use the direct building products one, thick and sticky.
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    Odd one here

    My prices are only good for a month after which we would have to requote. Requote and add the cost in to that. Be careful though as he may ask for the moulds or his deposit back.
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    booking jobs in!!!

    Same as mate, I have a couple of subbies that work with me and try to book as much as possible. Sometimes you can move a few dates around, other times its impossible. I book monday to friday with the option of a saturday if I feel like it. (I havent felt like it for the last 6 years )...
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    Happy 40th

    Happy birthday Arti. Mine next week guys, gives you all time to send a card :RpS_thumbsup:
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    Screws.

    What he said
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    re skim on arch

    Can you put a quirk in it or dive the last inch around at a 45° angle?
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    Replacement paddle for mega-mixer

    Lol. No, not artex, use the podger for that :RpS_wink:
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    Replacement paddle for mega-mixer

    I think my paddle is a collomix one, currently in my Eibenstock. Has been used in other mixers that have died, most have a universal thread. As said, get a negative twist to pull mix down. :RpS_thumbup:
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    Cheeky customers should I respond

    Do not send this, just take the money with a smile mate. His response to the second paragraph would be " but you offer free quotations". You will never win against people like this, move on to the next one mate, you'll soon forget about it.
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    where did you buy your mixing drill?

    Got my eibenstock from Ramboo :-)
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    Funny customers and prices

    If you did it for free it would still be too much.
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    screws

    Also in the White book
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    screws

    Lol spellcheck. @barryed
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    screws

    @BATTYed A quick search found this: Plasterboard Drywall Screws
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    screws

    For resibar
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    screws

    The screw should be a minimum of 25mm into the joist so 65mm screws will be enough.
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    Name required for a new Tool Range

    Putz chameleon/ phoenix
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    artex stiple to patch up!

    Prep work is irrelevant, artex shrinks
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    artex stiple to patch up!

    So the artex does shrink then. I think that statement says it.
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    artex stiple to patch up!

    All artex shrinks back as it's an air dry compound , not a setting compound. But then you already know that.
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