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    Fiat ducato

    That's my attitude with it. I used to have old vans so I can relate to the above, your just bringing hasstle on yourself. I recall an old transit I had about 10 years old, it was pot luck wether it would turn over on a cold morning, looking back, I'd think how can you run a business like that.
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    Fiat ducato

    I could understand leasing if you've 5 vans but 1, can't see the point, but what ever works for you, you do have zero liability I guess, which I Can see the appeal.
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    Ritmo l slimline

    I hate k rend with a passion, but for dash receivers there's not many about. No I didn't sort it,it kept clogging up. luckerly there was 4 of us on the job, as there always is with my dashing jobs. I pissed about cleaning the machine out whilst the other 3 put it on by hand.
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    Fiat ducato

    It's fully Tax deductible, so if your earrning the money to start with, it's a no brainer.
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    Fiat ducato

    Or the taxman.
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    Fiat ducato

    It's the main tool of your trade and if your anything like me spend half your life in it. Why drive an unreliable shed, has to some benefit to grafting hard.
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    Ritmo l slimline

    We used the k rend dash reicever recently, and had a nightmare with it. Just couldnt get it right.
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    Manchester Spreads n’ Vans

    iPads...luxury......When were kids, we were that poor we had to drink out of a Rolled up newspaper and suck on a damp cloth...there were 150 of us living in a shoebox on road, and then dad sliced us in half with a bread knife, when he came home...
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    Manchester Spreads n’ Vans

    Yep me neither. But you times that by 1000s in a city centre in summer with no breeze, it's all going in kids lungs that can't be right.
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    Manchester Spreads n’ Vans

    Something has to be done about it, Leeds is going the same way. But you drive into Leeds in summer and you can see the smog in the air, kids having asthma is on the rise, if kids are getting poorly, then it has to change. I don't know about charging direct as it effects the poor directly that...
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    NVQ3

    Fair point. Apprenticeships should be better funded. Problem aswell is youngsters don't want to get in the trade nowadays it's too dirty,hard graft etc leading to a real skill shortage down the line. I always saw an apprenticeship as a right of passage into the trade but I guess times are changing.
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    NVQ3

    Ha I wouldn't go that far...
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    NVQ3

    Yes to a certain point, But people say why spreads are treated at the bottom of the pile etc, plumbers, joiners, sparks etc in the main all get qualified where as spreads mainly don't. I'm not saying it's a guarantee of quality, but it gives you a sound foundation to work from.
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    NVQ3

    I still think you need to be qualified in what ever trade you do, qualified by means of a proper apprenticeship completed.
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    NVQ3

    Yep, it was the late 1990s when I did mine. Times change, but I recall not getting evidence on site of an archway with fibrous detail on site, and we did it at college to get the evidence. Fair play going into the teaching, I couldn't do it, the box ticking and young lads with attitutude would...
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    NVQ3

    That was the issue when I did my apprenticeship and level 3. I recall it was barrel ceilings, circular columns etc, with a bit of fibrous and external work. Fortunately my old firm did it all so I could get the evidence, plus you can do your columns in a bay at college, you could make your...
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    Renderers needed..south london/kent

    yes my experience too, so I'm downscaling as can't be arsed with the hassle.
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    Renderers needed..south london/kent

    I'm loosing contacts and contracts, due to labour/skill shortages. Never known anything like it at present.
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    Diathonite evolution , Bauwer lite or similar render - Welshpool/ Shrewsbury area

    I've used and sprayed dithionite, no issues with it.
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    3 to 4 days

    It's a bit off me, maybe 20 miles away. Nice area though.
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    3 to 4 days

    Ffs why does nearly every thread on here, descend into a pissing contest, my dad's harder than your dad etc...
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    Spraying hp 14 from m200

    I've been using machines nearly 20 years now, and still learning with different material etc.
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    G5 vs G4

    25 kva generator .......you'd power half the street with that.
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    No kane

    Betting does nothing for me, I don't have the bug I'm afraid. put the bet on yourself come on here In may, and berate me at your leasure, I'll lap it up.
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    No kane

    Burnley will be safe as houses, I said the same last season when you said they'd go down. They have a formula and stick to it, tight at the back, goals in Barnes, wood, McNeil up front, not the most attractive football but it works.
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    The premiership is back!

    Leeds will finish around mid table for me, there decent but no where near top 6 fodder.
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    The premiership is back!

    For what ever reasons it may be ,it's a poor league.
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    Anyone on here from Plymouth?

    It's hard to get a shot gun/fire arms license, dumblane in the 90s saw to that. Don't believe the daily mail etc saying it's easy it's really not. The police come out to meet you etc the criteria is extensive.
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    Loaded

    I bought one a long time ago, it was sat on retention for a long time. There good investments (good ones with low numbers, few letters) it's probably doubled in value.
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    Loaded

    1 rh is currently for sale for 300k plus, I know this because some one showed it to me as it's my initials.
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    Render on Timber Frame Extension

    Just wants to be vented aswell, i.e. A void behind your carrier board.
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    K Rend Price: Cowboy Builder

    Some don't have any kind of conscience.carried out against the elderly in society aswell, its despicable.
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    Ritmo hire

    @Complete on here was/is selling his, buy that, put it on a pallet delivery you'll have it in 2 days.
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    Ritmo hire

    Markhams at Sheffield used to hire out machines, not sure if they still do mind.
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    Mtec200 problem

    Could be a bridging issue on the r+s.
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    Ritmo L turbo for sale

    Yep he does put a bit on for his trouble. but the one he sold for me it brought a bit more ,as lads would pay him a bit more for piece of mind.
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    Ritmo L turbo for sale

    If you selling it, have you thought about Ian at pft to sell it on your behalf. I sold my previous L with Ian, he sold it the next day, money was in my account instantly, all very easy and hassle free.
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    charachters you have met over the years1

    Bit of an over reaction, the fellas got issues somewhere down the line,just with me maybe, couldn't care less to be fair. One to put on the ignore list so I don't have to read his bile.
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    charachters you have met over the years1

    Wow calling someone a big swear word, for having known someone and having an opinion on them, and I'm the obnoxious one...
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    charachters you have met over the years1

    Ha possibly not, he sought good advice.
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    charachters you have met over the years1

    I had a labourer a few years ago that worked for me, sound fella but thick as mince really, who's mrs grand parents died, they inherited circa 2 mil about 10 years ago, He started buying up industrial units and must be worth double that now.
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    Premier league

    Same again, around 10th. To finish top 5, they'd have to finish above, Arsenal, Everton, spurs, maybe leicester or Chelsea.....it's fantasy stuff.
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    Sparky £100 per hour

    I can only speak from experience, I was fairly into plastering at one stage, I had multipul spreads subbing, I had the maintainence contract with a housing association and they were on ceilings, patching etc.
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    Sparky £100 per hour

    Not always so, I know quite a few decent renderers that can't be arsed with the hassle of it all , but are happy to come on a day rate or price or paye, and switch off with on an eve.
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    Sparky £100 per hour

    A good pall of mine runs a decent size roofing outfit, he tells me his outgoings are north of 100 grand a month, so you'd think he'd be doing alright in life,yet he's still as tight as a camels arse in a sandstorm...worry is all relative isn't it, a one man band spread can worry about finding...
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    Sparky £100 per hour

    I used to, but moved away from internals about 10 years ago, it just became a race to the bottom and margins getting squeezed etc. I find externals more profitable particularly on domestics as we do leadwork, replacement gutters etc and also gives a bit of variety. Winters are generally getting...
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    Poor K rend finish

    12-15 for one elevation and the extension...don't be silly.
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    K Rendered borders in garden

    One of the worst I've seen....remove.
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    Mon to fk Denmark

    Oh yes in the England and Scotland European championship, you hammered England 0-0...
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    Mon to fk Denmark

    Blagged it.....by keeping 5 clean sheets in a row, finishing top of the group, beating Germany etc, you can only beat whose in front of you...England have genuine world class players. Italy are a class act but a one off game who knows.
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