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  1. martinemj

    Best available Sharp Sand?

    I would order from a supplier who makes non hydraulic lime mixes ..in either tubs or 25kg sack(1 ton bulk bag) Is your house listed?
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    new system for bead fixing

    Fuss about nothing !
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    BRITISH GYPSUM MD TALKS TO FIX RADIO – LISTEN HERE

    BG also own all the open gypsum mines in this country i believe
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    Expanding business

    I had a couple lads on books for about five years but decided to go back solo.... Best thing i ever did.....less stress but harder work.. Now my son works with me ....good as gold no trouble...
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    Expanding business

    It's a lottery to find the right person ... If they are any good they are alresdy self employed ...
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    Is modern breathable render a scam?

    Mono St astier esp has mostly lime/sand with only small percentage of white cement Agree with your Comments though ...they don't really want to tell you exact proportion cause it's a secret...
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    Urgent advice please

    What was the old surface... Artex ....or old lime ceiling or. Hope not new board??
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    Victorian House Rendered with cement

    He would probably add some hydrated lime ..which will make it more workable rather than add breathability We use bagged renders because we mix/apply by render pump and find the mix more consistent You didn't ask for the cheapest solution and it comes down to what sort of job you want
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    Victorian House Rendered with cement

    You could go with a modern bagged lime render (coloured) This will contain Sand/Lime /Small amount of cement which will aid set and Will also be breathable It's best if you find someone who has used the material before .. Mono St astier or prb belle epoque would be ideal
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    Shortage of plaster

    I suppose you know you were replying to a post from aug last year...
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    Multi Skim Finish by Make Good

    That seems a bargain as There's an ez been for sale on eBay must be 6 months for 3.5k bin
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    Machines for sale

    @Plasterers1StopShop
  13. martinemj

    2nd render coat not stuck

    The op hasn't been on since August 2019 so he may not read this or reply..... hope he hasn't been waiting for 9 months for help on here ...
  14. martinemj

    2nd render coat not stuck

    Think he may have done it by now ....
  15. martinemj

    K Rend or Weber

    Neither
  16. martinemj

    Any one got this gun

    The holes in it may be a problem
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    Is this the answer?

    Does anyone know if it is a new product or just BG repacked ? Esp as plasters have the same name Board,multi and Hardwell
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    Any one got this gun

    I've got the standard gun but the plastic tube has split but have been looking at the long reach guns with the material shut off anyway.. Will try and buy tube as well though and repair the old one..
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    Is this the answer?

    Yes we used it at that time too....seem to remember it ripped easily ,dry trowel
  20. martinemj

    Stud wall spacing at 502 centre

    Millimetre man
  21. martinemj

    Is this the answer?

    @Plasterers1StopShop are stocking it I believe..
  22. martinemj

    Stud wall spacing at 502 centre

    Think you've been called other things too..... Lol
  23. martinemj

    Natural Hydraulic lime. NHL 3.5

    I Only use dg27 on lime over skim ...
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    Natural Hydraulic lime. NHL 3.5

    We only use prebagged lime renders because we have a plastering machine which does make it easier to apply (although they come with their own problems) That must be a big job with 4.5 k mats Could not go back to mixing and hand applying large outside wall areas
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    Natural Hydraulic lime. NHL 3.5

    Not always but Yes if working in sun I buy from my lime supplier but can't remember price paid
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    Natural Hydraulic lime. NHL 3.5

    Yes you could use it as a primer ....will reduce suction Have you seen price of it....Would be an expensive way of doing it though
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    Natural Hydraulic lime. NHL 3.5

    No you can't add anything to mix to slow down set ... Make sure walls are damp even if you need to hose down couple times Try not to work in direct sun
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    Who's working? (poll not argument)

    Looks like lovejoy
  29. martinemj

    LIME PLASTER NOT ADHERING?

    No never used it....
  30. martinemj

    LIME PLASTER NOT ADHERING?

    How thick did you apply it..... Using a grit product will increase the drying time but we dry to apply finish first thing in the morning so we have all day for it to start pulling in.
  31. martinemj

    LIME PLASTER NOT ADHERING?

    When you say lime not adhering is this over a PVA/grit type product.... It does quite often go into a second day drying wise.. No you can't sand it ...
  32. martinemj

    Multi for sale

    No shame... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293546890243
  33. martinemj

    Government grant

    The guidance I read the other week was that self employed could claim wether you work or not The clause I read the other day stated ... If you have lost trading profits due to covid19 So if you have worked through it you haven't lost profits ?? Below is information from .gov website...
  34. martinemj

    M200 for sale on ebay

    Just seen this m200 for sale on eBay Good price ! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333577437884
  35. martinemj

    Artexing Gurus required

    Don't do it ... Will look shyte Better to board and skim over
  36. martinemj

    Solicitors letter.

    Letter from who.....
  37. martinemj

    Parging foundatuon.

    I'm bit unclear what your going to do.... Are you rendering the bottom ....over the membrane
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    Parging foundatuon.

    Don't set fire to your house
  39. martinemj

    Fixing badly applied, dry, lime plaster

    Could you take a picture of the wall It will answer many questions .. Ok so it been on a while... I have applied a finish in past to walls that were base coated seven years previously but I did need to spray walls 3 or 4 times ... Not sure what you mean about how it's been left for you...
  40. martinemj

    family life

    It's a dead end job
  41. martinemj

    Thats why i voted tory & backed boris!!!

    Just listened to radio 2 You can get the self employed payment from the government wether you work or not
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    Thats why i voted tory & backed boris!!!

    That's bad if so danny why would you not be covered by the PAYE workers 80 percent help..? as you are technically an employee of ltd co... Have they ruled out directors ? Martin
  43. martinemj

    Is sponge floating worth it?

    With a name like A1 plasterworks I would assume you were offering customers a top job not a one coat wonder
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    Thats why i voted tory & backed boris!!!

    Although you have to wait until June it will be back dated
  45. martinemj

    Lime Render vs Damp Proof Membrane

    How old is the property and does it have a cavity? Don't be just go with cheapest option
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    Have all merchants shut

    https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/government-tells-builders-merchants-get-back-to-work
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    Fixing badly applied, dry, lime plaster

    How did they apply it..... By hand or hopper sprayer ? What was the mix ....made onsite or in bulk bag How long has it been on .... Where abouts are you Sorry for the questions Thanks Martin
  48. martinemj

    Genuinley confused?????

    Serious that it is Corona virus Seems to have infected all discussions on here.... how about moving to its own heading?
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    Genuinley confused?????

    Got this from Telegraph.....may be more reliable ?? Lifted from his speech travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home. link below (there is a copy of his exact words too) UK coronavirus lockdown: what the latest Government advice...
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    Genuinley confused?????

    zombie...agree it's not clear.... I Posted this elsewhere too if it helps.. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11238253/boris-johnson-coronavirus-lockdown-fines/
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