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  1. Jmcl101

    K-Rend HP12 basecoat

    Got 35 bags of this stuff not used on a job. Does anybody want some for cheap? Based in Devon, will cut a good deal on it lads :) hit me up if interested. J
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    Tales of the site

    Lots of time on my hands right now and I need a laugh so let's here some of your best stories from the building site !!! I'll go first > A few summers ago I landed a big new build in Cornwall for a farmer. He's been living in a caravan for a few years and finally got Dutchy to grant him a...
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    Devon

    Hi all. Gone and broke my humerus (no so f**k**g humorous believe me hurts like duck!) in 2 places and can't hold a hawk ! We've got a million pound house on in between Exeter and Taunton.. is there anyone on here decent that wants some work ? Pay top rates and the runs are HUGE, most...
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    Any quality lads in Devon ?!

    Hi all. Gone and broke my humerus (no so f**k**g humorous believe me hurts like duck!) in 2 places and can't hold a hawk ! We've got a million pound house on in between Exeter and Taunton.. is there anyone on here decent that wants some work ? Pay top rates and the runs are HUGE, most...
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    Sand and cement in the cold !

    Took on a job for family knowing damn well it's too cold really! Friday I had the back of the 2 storey extension on and ruled off by 10am. It didn't rub up until 11pm under lights (FML) I've been chucking a bit of rapid set in and lots of hydrated lime. Is there another trick I'm missing to...
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    Firmacell boards

    Interested to hear people's experiences with this stuff.. Discuss !!
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    Swimming pool render mix

    I've got a pool to render next week. Client has asked for a sand and cement render, it's made of blockwork and is square. Mix ratio/additives ? Discuss >>
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    Mixing sand

    hoping for Bobby to see this one as I know he's a local lad I'm based in Devon and the plastering sand here is shite. Red 50/50 they call it. It's got huge stones and pebbles in it and it runs up like s**t in the beads unless you set them into of the scratch leaving a thicker topcoat etc etc...
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    Roulette board ceilings

    Been doing lots of these recently. The amount of work to board and set one room is insane ! Anyone else do conservatories ? So hot atm if you out on more than a bag you're a mad man !!
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    Tyrolean mix/prep

    were doing an old cottage at the moment and with a scat/Tyrolean finish (not cullamix just knocked up ourselves to match the dopey old existing ! I work with 2 other olasterers and we all have a difference of opinion on the following > 1) how to prep the ruled off coat for Tyrolean. Do you...
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    Sponges, spats,plazis and speed skims

    I have bought all of the above, used them for a bit and come to the decision that for skimming nothing is as good as a plain old marshalltown... I always go back to the same way I learnt as an apprentice, 2 coats, flatten in and polish! Is it just me ? I see loads of boys work which is decent...
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    Finding quality lads

    where do you boys look for them ? I moved to Devon from Dorset 6 years ago and the amount of shite workers down here is unreal. Seen so many jobs left rough/messy not finished etc. Since moving here I've been through 5 labs before I found my lad who's still on after 3 years... He puts on all...
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    Blue grit primer

    which is the best in the market iyo? I've been using the bostik cemtone green stuff for a few months and it's mustard, sticks s**t to a blanket ! Thistles version is pricey but never used. It's all a. But messy though, Job for the lab of course :)
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    Like rendering over stonework

    What's the best method/mix ratios for this ? I'm assuming Scat coat Scratch Topcoat Should all 3 be 3:1 nhl 3.5 ? 3 days between coats ? How long will the top cost need to be left before it can be floated and sponged up ?
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    External stone rendering

    Got a big old farmhouse to do. The main dwelling is made of stone/Flint with some new build extensions being done in sand and cement.. I'm assuming the following is best for the stonework walls - 1)Scat coat 3:1 nhl mix coarse sand 2) Mesh/scratch coat to fill out 3:1 nhl plastering sand 3)...
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    K rend HP12 basecoat going cheap!

    Hi all, Just finished basecoat on a large timber frame property, client has over ordered on HP12 basecoat by almost a pallet! Anyone wanting this product can get them for half price as we can't send them back to the supplier (small local merchant who doesnt sell much of it) If you're...
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    Discounted k rend hp12 basecoat

    Hi all, Just finished basecoat on a large timber frame property, client has over ordered on HP12 basecoat by almost a pallet! Anyone needing this product can get them for half price as we can't send them back to the supplier (small local merchant who doesnt sell much of it) If you're...
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    Plastering onto foam spray insulation

    Hi, I'm new here. Been plastering for about 6 years now and have seen most things I need to know. This however is a new animal entirely. Pricing a barn conversion currently and the client has had a company called "foam spray" spray this expanding foam type insulation over every external wall...
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