Busy Busy, looking to expand moulds

mikeadams1985

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Im after a quick expansion to the moulds available to me. Busy busy and dont have time to make more myself, so looking for any that are available.

cornice
ceiling roses
arches
columns
corbels
niches
fireplaces
you name it, im interested.

07841919406 if you have or know of any available.
 

zombie

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Does anyone really like this sort of stuff anymore or am I missing summet?...sounds like the sort of stuff I rip out on a re skim job from 70s or are we just talking sort of old listed buildings stuff?
 

flynnyman

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Certain building look s**t without it the same as some houses look s**t with it but plenty of interest for the right houses.
 

puddove

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Does anyone really like this sort of stuff anymore or am I missing summet?...sounds like the sort of stuff I rip out on a re skim job from 70s or are we just talking sort of old listed buildings stuff?

hi zombie -
it a bit like fashion it comes back in favour in 10 year cycles, in the early 80s we were ripping it out then in the nineties we were putting it back in -and repeat
that's why I keep my flares cos one day they will be the must haves :LOL: and back in fashion
 
Does anyone really like this sort of stuff anymore or am I missing summet?...sounds like the sort of stuff I rip out on a re skim job from 70s or are we just talking sort of old listed buildings stuff?

Think its a case of most plasterers go down the domestic skimming route and this leaves this sector wide open :D
 

mikeadams1985

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Does anyone really like this sort of stuff anymore or am I missing summet?...sounds like the sort of stuff I rip out on a re skim job from 70s or are we just talking sort of old listed buildings stuff?

Depends, the tacky houses that put it in the 80's yeah its in and out of fashion.
But in the right buildings, it will never be a fad, its part of what makes the house what it is.
 

Bagrat

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fibrous plastering always looks well in the appropriate builds - mainly the listed buildings -- it just finishes it of to the next level (y) pure elegance.
Pure elegance couldn't agree more !wish I stayed in college long enough to learn it !
 

puddove

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college wouldnt have taught you enough.

most colleges do stay away from the fibrous stuff, however i teach both fibrous and solid plastering, and if i was honest I sway towards the fibrous, and cover techniques not included in the syllabus and set project way beyond what is required, through my knowledge and experience gained whilst working for a fibrous company
 

Pug

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Does anyone really like this sort of stuff anymore or am I missing summet?...sounds like the sort of stuff I rip out on a re skim job from 70s or are we just talking sort of old listed buildings stuff?
Builder I do bits for specialises in period properties. BIG money in some of this stuff.
 

flynnyman

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most colleges do stay away from the fibrous stuff, however i teach both fibrous and solid plastering, and if i was honest I sway towards the fibrous, and cover techniques not included in the syllabus and set project way beyond what is required, through my knowledge and experience gained whilst working for a fibrous company
How far can you sway off what you are told to teach and teach what you know?
 

puddove

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How far can you sway off what you are told to teach and teach what you know?


hi flynnyman

at the moment the company i work for at the moment deliver the plastering diploma level 2, however some of the work the learners are working on is level 3 --- my line managers allow me to enhance the learners skills, providing we don't diversify to far, hindering the claiming of unit/qualifications- there are photos of some of their work is in the students /lecturers section here on the forum :)
 

puddove

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Hi flynnyman

before the governing body started changing the qualifications,I taught to advanced craft level (city &guilds ) NVQ level 3 in both fibrous & solid plastering - however i believe the qualification are watered down compared to what they used to be - a feeling expressed by guys on the forum who take on students from colleges - finding some students cannot complete the basic plastering skills
 

flynnyman

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Hi flynnyman

before the governing body started changing the qualifications,I taught to advanced craft level (city &guilds ) NVQ level 3 in both fibrous & solid plastering - however i believe the qualification are watered down compared to what they used to be - a feeling expressed by guys on the forum who take on students from colleges - finding some students cannot complete the basic plastering skills
What's the feeling amongst the lecturers who are worth their salt and the NAPL?
 

mikeadams1985

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If you want to get into fibre is hobstly say swerve college off and go with a decent firm who have the knowledge behind them.
I can't see college giving kids the time to learn fibrous and solid. They'll learn the basics, But I'd say that's about it.
Ask any of the kids to do an arch with a trammel and they'd might aswell be sent to b&q for tartan paint


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puddove

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If you want to get into fibre is hobstly say swerve college off and go with a decent firm who have the knowledge behind them.
I can't see college giving kids the time to learn fibrous and solid. They'll learn the basics, But I'd say that's about it.
Ask any of the kids to do an arch with a trammel and they'd might aswell be sent to b&q for tartan paint


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hi mike there are some of us that take time out, and take the learners to the next level, demonstrating and teaching most of the techniques used in the fibrous world - even using a for trammel for arch work, but as with any trades there are those that take pride in what they do, and those that are in for a quick killing.
 

puddove

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What's the feeling amongst the lecturers who are worth their salt and the NAPL?

hi flynnyman -

most of my colleagues are of the same mindset regarding the watering down of the qualifications, however until there is a re think or company sponsors i cant see much change in the syllabus or length of courses - that's why there are so many lecturers /tutors leaving the teaching profession-
Regarding NAPL because I'm not a member i cant make comment on their stance on the subject
 

superspread

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No your right you won't learn everything bat college but at least you can AV a go , drop sh it everywhere , make s load of fu ck ups , at the same time your getting use to holding the tools and learning basic techniques, that will help when you go back on site working along side a plasterer
 

flynnyman

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hi flynnyman -

most of my colleagues are of the same mindset regarding the watering down of the qualifications, however until there is a re think or company sponsors i cant see much change in the syllabus or length of courses - that's why there are so many lecturers /tutors leaving the teaching profession-
Regarding NAPL because I'm not a member i cant make comment on their stance on the subject
What would a company sponsor bring to the table? I know @BritishGypsum play a part in colleges but not all, and on what level I don't know. My understanding its all to do with the qualification providers arguing with each other about what's best and cheaper. There is so much you should learn at college that you will never learn on site which is getting lost and the same with lecturers. You can only water it down so much and sometimes the basics are a lot more important so it's gonna be f**k*d pretty soon and an even bigger breeding ground for jokers.
 

puddove

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What would a company sponsor bring to the table? I know @BritishGypsum play a part in colleges but not all, and on what level I don't know. My understanding its all to do with the qualification providers arguing with each other about what's best and cheaper. There is so much you should learn at college that you will never learn on site which is getting lost and the same with lecturers. You can only water it down so much and sometimes the basics are a lot more important so it's gonna be f**k*d pretty soon and an even bigger breeding ground for jokers.

hi flynny man : yeah totally agree with you --------

it might force the hands of the governing bodies and the construction industries , to bring back proper apprenticeships
 

Gibbo

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No your right you won't learn everything bat college but at least you can AV a go , drop sh it everywhere , make s load of fu ck ups , at the same time your getting use to holding the tools and learning basic techniques, that will help when you go back on site working along side a plasterer
super what college did you go to
 
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