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  1. Simon85

    Self employment, is it really worth it?

    What I'd do if I could be bothered the hassle of getting a squad together. Sub work long as the firm isn't taking the piss with their rates. Turn up, do the work get paid. No fanning about sheeting up etc
  2. Simon85

    Left handed trowels

    I've been struggling with them right handed trowels for years. Takes ages to get em right
  3. Simon85

    Render strength

    Seems to cause eggshelling when the scratch is too strong
  4. Simon85

    Render strength

    Bag to 16 shovels scratch Bag to 20 shovels rubbing coat
  5. Simon85

    Help - is my rendering that bad - (Johnstone's Silicone)?

    Do you think it's a bad job? Who's told you it's not good. Have you looked at it and realised its not great or are you happy enough but someone's pointed it out. For the record. It's not a good job at all. 2 thin scraped back to the first coat by looks it.
  6. Simon85

    Which plastering job is better and why?

    Did wolverine from the x-men sneak in on your tea and claw all Over that back wall and the slopey ceiling bit?
  7. Simon85

    Looking to have your home rendered

    Also on the point of til his thread, by the time said customers see this, it will probably be too late for most tend to come on after it been ballsed up
  8. Simon85

    Looking to have your home rendered

    Nah you don't need a machine to render. And proper rubbed up house or dashed with window bands, projective base and corner bands looks nicer to me than that thin coat stuff in my opinion.
  9. Simon85

    Remind Me Who's in Ireland

    Ah you'll be fit for it stevieo. What ways it finished. Sand cement rubbed smooth?
  10. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    Irish gypsum mines/factories instead of the British gypsum ones?
  11. Simon85

    Any advice on how to fix this?

    I'd be surprised if they go back.
  12. Simon85

    Any advice on how to fix this?

    Redo it. Or put up with it.
  13. Simon85

    Government grants

    Can you claim it if you're still working? They not look at it like you're doing the double and end up hunting you for it?
  14. Simon85

    Government grants

    Might be harder for us to get this one I'd say this could be for more hairdressers etc that's been told.To stay at home still. Weve been told to go back so we mightnt qualify? Or at least as easily
  15. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finis

    Grand on Anybackground. Goes a bit quicker. This heat it will go rightly but generally its about 2 hours it takes to set right. Just keep an eye on it long as you're not slow as a wet week coating, get. It on and flattened and you're grand.
  16. Simon85

    mike tyson

    You didn't mess With the guvnor
  17. Simon85

    mike tyson

    Don King was the ruination of him alright
  18. Simon85

    mike tyson

    Never The same once he came out of jail.
  19. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    I think it's 6months or so normally. I think it's better than multi. Bg maybe s**t themselves they think gyproc over there lol
  20. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    I hope all our gears not gettin shipped over there and we'll end up short here lol
  21. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    In my opinion it's nicer to use
  22. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    Yeah. Mostly on sale down south, up with us it's mostly the Carlite and ultra. That stuff arite too like.
  23. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    Does all backgrounds. Board, mortar, bonding, hard coat, reskim
  24. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    Yes mate.
  25. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    Carlite doesn't have the black grit in it. The red backs do seem to have Cork seeds in it, must be to give it body, but it. Trowels up fine just sometimes can see it. The pink stuff here didn't have the grit through it. Was pretty similar just different colour.
  26. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    Just to do with the gypsum mines I think mate. Used to get some it was pink but it's all been grey now as long time.
  27. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    Aye that's out versión of hardwall I take it. I'd rather use mortar than that stuff tbh. Handy if it's for patching a wall so can skim over it same day but doin larger areas,new builds mortars better.
  28. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    Normal Carlite finish (red bags) don't go off as quick. The ultra is the faster setting one, but red bags are 2.5-3 hours normally. Both hang more in winter obviously with the damper cooler air etc
  29. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    Told you it's better than multi. We use it all time here.
  30. Simon85

    Thoughts on this?

    Nah that stuffs grand. We use it quite a bit. Timings are different to multi so keep an eye on it. Tends to dry in 2-2.5 hours.
  31. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    And yes mix it like Mr whippy ice cream
  32. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    Work with labourer, just mix one bag at a time, but you could get away with a bag an a half or 2 bags at a time like
  33. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    Comes up grey/white when it's dry.
  34. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    If its just u using it wouldn't mix a big 3 bag batch of it at once, til u get used to the timings of it case it tightens too much in the bucket.
  35. Simon85

    Carlite ultra finish

    It's supposed to set in 2 hours but it's normally 2.5 tbf. Nice to use than multi imo. Though first time using it, was also first time skimming mortar over high suction thermolite blocks. That was fun. Caught me off guard lol 1sr hit was set for 10 o clock though
  36. Simon85

    Seen this shared on a Facebook page. How long before it transfers trades

    Thinking the same thing.no need to flash Harry give it the big un. No one cares
  37. Simon85

    Seen this shared on a Facebook page. How long before it transfers trades

    You are welcome, you're welcome your welcome.... Is he f**k right. And not the only thing he's wrong on but that's a story for another day. English? You not speak it mate?
  38. Simon85

    Seen this shared on a Facebook page. How long before it transfers trades

    Again if you're going to insist to sign off your ballix with that every time, it's you're welcome not your welcome. f**k sake man
  39. Simon85

    Seen this shared on a Facebook page. How long before it transfers trades

    Seen that, they asking new buyers for unrealistic deposits etc it'll be the banks cause this one again, ironically operating differently than the last one they caused..... By being too conservative, whereas last one they were too lax and threw money at ppl. No happy medium lol
  40. Simon85

    Seen this shared on a Facebook page. How long before it transfers trades

    I know over Here it's basically backTo 2008 wages, slightly more maybe. Brickies were getting it good, but to take 15 percent off like that is mental. It could be a load of ballix though
  41. Simon85

    Seen this shared on a Facebook page. How long before it transfers trades

    Fully agree. Who's to say they even charging less for a house. If its true its greedy contractors already at there f**k**g work.
  42. Simon85

    Seen this shared on a Facebook page. How long before it transfers trades

    That whole nervous market thing is what will happen. Just had a nosey seen houses we worked on a year or so ago up for 200k,tjey aren't a 150k house in my opinion, so interesting to see how that developes....
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    Seen this shared on a Facebook page. How long before it transfers trades

    And banks won't lend any money. If banks were to keep lending ppl then the arse wouldn't fall out it. But next you know the banks will be hand in cap looking bail outs, not giving ppl loans, and still paying themselves huge bonuses no doubt. There is still a housing shortage so theoretically the...
  44. Simon85

    Seen this shared on a Facebook page. How long before it transfers trades

    Bet the house prices haven't been cut yet though
  45. Simon85

    Make good finish

    Knauff is shite. Ok if you're going over mortar but anything remotely needing filled needs bonded out or something first.
  46. Simon85

    Make good finish

    Facebook seems have a brave few lads happy with it.... Time will tell I suppose.
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