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  1. J

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    Aye, that's why I can skim a box room in a day
  2. J

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    How is it ppl like me ******* rates up? 130 for a day? I'll go back on site on 2 quid a metre then shall I? Silly me
  3. J

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    Now now, 130 for an easy days work? What's up with that? Dole money was a wind up
  4. J

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    Having said tht I'm 26 with no kids and mortgage so thts why I can do it cheaper. + my dole money every 2 weeks ;)
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    Ain't being funny but ain't surprised you ain't got it. 400 for a box room border line ripping off if u ask me. It's an easy day 130 for the day plus mats at what 40 tops. I'd sooner be pricing at that and getting work than pricing too high and not getting it.
  6. J

    woodchip

    I've jus had to repair a room where someone had skimmed over wood chip. Stayed on bout 9 months until plaster started flaking off the woodchip but the wood chip remained on the wall. Over boarded the lot. Can't skim over wood chip no way. Any spread that does needs a quiet word with em self in...
  7. J

    cost of travis perkins materials

    Stay clear of sbr from travis if u aint got an account or owt. It's bout 50 quid with the vat. Nice 17 quid from BNq, I've used to think travis were rip off cyunts but since got a trade cash card it's a lot better priced. Still wudnt get sbr from there tho
  8. J

    settle an argument gents

    Who cares... Go do summin with ya life
  9. J

    Are things getting worse all over?

    Measure up n done 330 quid in 2 days skimming an odd bit of boarding so bout 260 after tax which I was pretty pleased with but ur right won't e able to keep it up for ages ill be fooked. Gonna stick it out for few weeks. Annoying things is my fone ain't stopped ringing since bin on this dump 2...
  10. J

    Are things getting worse all over?

    Been well busy march,april and may then phone jus stopped ringing for 2 weeks so went on site price work for first time. Skim 2 quid m2 dab 2 quid m2 are these prices any good as never been on price? Some weeks I've been earning 700-800 on my own work now I'm busting a gut on price. Bit of a...
  11. J

    Am I losing the Plot ??

    Use the term "plasterer" loosely tho
  12. J

    Am I losing the Plot ??

    Mate I've got Iraqi plasterers under cutting me by half easily what I'm pricing up
  13. J

    re plastering after damp proofing

    I meant give the wall a Coat of renovating plaster then dab a board onto tht once dry. To be fair tho cost of the job is going up with the price of lime lite so don't think my birds mam will wanna fork out for the insulated plasterboard anyways.
  14. J

    re plastering after damp proofing

    Didn't need doing according to them, weren't damped when he checked em.
  15. J

    re plastering after damp proofing

    Tht a no no then arty? 290 all in for these, damp co who r the one of the big boys rnd my way wanted 590 + vat, it's half the loung n half the dining room in a terrace
  16. J

    re plastering after damp proofing

    coming tomorrow to inject so ill see what they gotta say bout it all,seemed a decent bloke. one of the walls is single skin of brick n u can feel the cold coming from it,rekon it be ok to give the wall a coat of dri-coat/renovating plaster then dab an insulated backed plasterboard onto tht?
  17. J

    re plastering after damp proofing

    cheers artisan, bloke sed if they do the injection and then re plaster they would use renovating plaster, ill probs use dri-coat as merchants near me sell tht. can use render but have to add waterproofer/salt inhibtor etc from what i know.
  18. J

    re plastering after damp proofing

    have i got to wait a certain amount of time after theyve injected before re plastering to allow the walls to dry out?
  19. J

    re plastering after damp proofing

    yeh they seem to be,give it a 30 year guarentee and offer a 20 year guarantee through insurance incase they go bust or summin its still covered. maybe he'll give me a spec to work to after theyve injected.
  20. J

    re plastering after damp proofing

    howdy, i know this has bin covered plenty but jus thort id ask anyways. my birds mam has got rising damp in her house n ive jus started hacking off rede for the damp proof company to inject. after they've bin, my plan was to clean any salts off the bricks with a brick cleaner and then patch it...
  21. J

    feel like im begging

    u aint alone mate,im in the same boat,done about 4 days work so far this month but luckily i aint got kids,wife or mortgage to keep up with lol. i jus keep telling myself it will pick up soon, which it will do, im jus fed up of sitting on my arse doin nowt. hope ya find summin soon mate
  22. J

    Price we pay for a persons skill

    jus seen an advert for plumbing and heating engineer job on a day rate of 150-200 a day. yesterday i was offered rendering work on 90 a day. i know mostly they will get better rates of pay but still!! private work is different but if a builder offers me 120 a day i snap their hand off!
  23. J

    joining a gang

    u got much work on round hinckley straightedge? im in broughton astley if ya know there? my work is well quiet at the minute. ive always found out the company whos building/plastering on the site and ring up n ask but never got me on site mind,always already got their own subbies in. always...
  24. J

    Arriving to a booked in job to find its not ready as aranged

    i was doing a terrace house in leicester for my birds mate and had planned to go sat morning to do few walls etc. was out night before having few beers n she was out with us ordering 2 pints a time for herself,reminded her ill be over at half 8 n she sed she was fine with tht. turned up sat morn...
  25. J

    Wetherby training ?

    im aiming to go on one of these as i only know traditional sand n cement n seems to be alot of work about using these new systems but all want previous expericence with them. bout 150 for the days training aint they? work is slow n moneys tight tho for me right now...bad times
  26. J

    What do you pay your apprentice's/Trainee's ?

    Was on a piss poor 30 a day first year apprentice went up to 40 a day second year n then 60 a day the next year even tho had finished apprenticeship n was skimming out rooms and knew bout the trade than my so called boss. Finally went on my own n money double. Tbf tho most lads get 70 a week...
  27. J

    Looking for work in the leicestershire/east midlands area

    Or aldi, tenner an hour I've heard lol, some plastering jobs I've seen advertised offer tenner an hour...... Joke
  28. J

    Looking for work in the leicestershire/east midlands area

    i will do but its worth an ask aint it. sure if someone saw this and were struggling rnd my way they wud think "nah only 3rd post no way" but cheers for the heads up
  29. J

    Looking for work in the leicestershire/east midlands area

    hi,bin fairly busy november and december which made a nice change from last year but aint got owt booked in so far after new years. got the same old same old, jobs coming up in the pipe line but nothing booked in yet. if anyone needs an extra lad on a job or wants to off load some work let us...
  30. J

    Coving

    anyone giv any advice on fitting coving on sloped/pitched cieling? cheers
  31. J

    looking for east midlands work

    looking for any type of plastering work in the east midlands area. 07543888759
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