Same takes a while to get used to the volatility not many can stomach a 50% loss and not sell. All mine is in locked staked getting interest between 10 and 20%. Will hold through the next bear market and add more.
Don't use sand and cement it will crack
I've done loads of openings. You need hardibacker 12mm. Prime brickwork then dot and dab boards on to get them level back and sides. Once dab has dried secondary fix hardibacker with screws to brickwork (countersink). Use heat resistant caulk for internal...
Daily rate is a load of b*llocks everyone should just give a price of what they want for the job. For example a ceiling patch...some people charge £200 including labour and materials...but from my experience most customer will go for a price around £460. Always price prime when you are there and...
We can't all be millionaires...thanks to Bob down the pub quoting on the back of a fag packet some of us have got a chance...
Anyway millionaire is nothing these days new target is billionaire
Looks like we are all going to burn soon anyway so best just enjoy what you got.
Don't use Weber OCR unless you are going prime with grit before skimming as skim does key well to it even if you have a good key.
I've tested a few and the only viable one to skim over is CPI general purpose.
It is greasy and is different...it's like they have whacked some clay in there to bulk it out as it sticks like sh*t to a blanket to the buckets...they tried to save money with thinner bags didn't work...my suspicion is the mix has been bulked out with something in the last 5 years...@BritishGypsum
This is true and it's harder than ever to get into a trade now...the cost of a van, insurance, storage, tools are prohibitive for most.
I've had improver ads out and get very little interest.
There has to be a massive shift in government policy from the Blair days of encouraging everyone to...
Plasterers do get paid the sh*test of all trades and one of the hardest trades which no customers or builders want to take on? Doesn't add up...
When we take our car for MOT we happily pay £45 per hour for labour
even a driving lesson £55 per hour
but plastering some people charge as little...
So lets talk about what to charge...granted this is in Cambridge and he probably has some filthy rich clients...but £100 per hour?...and you have Pimlico charging higher rates for plumbing in London.
I'm actually thinking that I have been underpricing at £300 per day.
Obviously got the gift...
Don't think he is going to be happy he is working for peanuts as it is. Most on here would have charged double what you paid. Pay less pay twice. You can't expect attention to detail for what you paid. Just pay the bloke and grow a creeper up it or spray it with Corksol.
I've been thinking about charging for quotes best time to start when it's this busy. Had alot of people saying they can't even get plasterers around to quote. I'm thinking £50 then knock it off the bill if they go ahead.
The prices increases at the moment are nuts. I'm just trying to squeeze as much out of every job as possible. Always price prime the customer (including labour and material increases). We are lucky in a way because our work is generally weighted around 80/20 labour/materials.
Sure you have heard the expression 'pay less pay twice' this is prime example except it's going to cost some serious money now as everyone is flat out and materials prices have gone through the roof.
Needs membrane. Try to find the source of the issue looks bad.
Good luck - I reckon around 6K.
Don't use tanking slurry...use a membrane...PB2 from Permaguard, then dry line and skim. Damp on chimney breasts can be condensation or salts attracting damp or penetrating. A membrane will sort all the issues and never see damp again.
I've done around 50 breasts and never seen damp again.
Any tips to re***d bonding? I find after mixing it up in the same bucket (even giving the bucket a good clean out between mixes) a few times it starts setting in a 1/4 of the time. Don't want to use a new bcuket every few mixes or spend hours getting them completely spotless.
Yea but you sure work for it if you take into account all the time spent other than working we work 12 hour days and weekends doing paperwork etc.
If someone offered me 40K for 7-3 house bashing...and I didn't have to kill myself I'd probably take it.
Of course it would be criminal to put 2 coats on plasterboard...but maybe its worth giving it the one coat wonder on old walls...just a nice thick coat, spat, brush, sponge. Only problem is the internal corners.
Those who use the sponge float method...
Anybody just put one thick coat on...spat then sponge on old walls?
I'm doing 2 coats (without cleaning out bucket between mixes) but thinking is 2 coats necessary.
Definitely no need to do 2 coats on plasterboard...but old walls?