Looks like he hasn’t dampened down the substrate before applying the hard wall
Also when putting hardwall on its better to apply in two or three layers as it kills the suction and stops it drying out to fast
The skim looks like he has left the hardwall to long and the suction has got him...
Thanks zolco for the informative reply
Them rates look shocking to me
I know a local firm that done airless on a job I tendered for .
The top floor was airless and the other 2 floors was skimmed due to the poor quality of application and finish but it was end of winter so inexperience...
Ok thanks Zolco
So more time on preparation and flattening walls
Most reskims we do the walls are really bad so not sure how much quicker airless would be
Do you think it’s a better system or only on certain jobs?
In the same boat I’m 42 been doing since 17
Speed is slowly going and it’s getting harder mentally and physically
I got a few people that work for me so not to bad
That’s why so intrested in airless plaster as it looks less demanding on the body
The problem is you get some guys that will just use them as cheap labour when banking the money
In theory it’s a great idea but let’s face it the building trade is full of people trying to make a fast few quid and I could see it being abused
We done 3 barns on one site with soundboards don’t know why the had them as they was all detached
We didn’t have a problem with them
but they do suck in quicker than normal Plus them barns get bloody hot if insulated properly so that don’t help
Like you say if they have been up some...
First time on the hod was a floor screed on second floor flats near earls cone,
Was 17 and the guy on the mixer would load them up as much as he could
Every time I got to the top it was "your taking your time"
They are now questioning the insulation on the new cladding which is a good point , not saying it started the fire but look how it spread , how fire resistant is some of these new external insulations ?