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Ceilings.

Discussion in 'General Discussions On Plastering' started by Fatarm, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Fatarm

    Fatarm Trainee mod

    Twice this week,two different people asking if I could come and price for plastering ceilings because the other guy they phoned doesn't do ceilings??
    One asked if I would do the ceilings and the other plasterer will do the walls???:wtf:.....
     
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  2. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    I rather do ceilings tbh lol
     
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  3. Mouldyoldspudgun

    Mouldyoldspudgun Active Member

    I would have to tell him to piss off
     
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  4. smoother09

    smoother09 Private Member

    Definitely chancers!! Don't do ceilings lol. That's like a sparky saying I'm not keen on electrics
     
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  5. Mouldyoldspudgun

    Mouldyoldspudgun Active Member

    Actually most sparks probably would say that the lazy gits
     
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  6. smoother09

    smoother09 Private Member

    Yeah I thought that as I sent it lol.
     
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  7. Pagey

    Pagey Private Member

    pffft I was trying to pass Work on and not do the ceilings so ungrateful
     
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  8. Lodan

    Lodan Private Member

    I'm with zolco, prefer ceilings, nothing to skim around apart from the light cable in the middle
     
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  9. malc

    malc Private Member

    the favourite one is will you come and lay the screeds as our " plasterer" can't screed ?
     
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  10. zolco

    zolco Private Member

    I hate screeding, when they say we have the mats already and we sorted a pisshead from the pub to mix and barrow for you, because they tight to order it premixed I rather say I can't do it.
     
  11. Lodan

    Lodan Private Member

    Can't or won't or just doesn't want to
     
  12. malc

    malc Private Member

    we always have premixed, the same mix from start to finish.
     
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  13. malc

    malc Private Member

    what i have seen is can't.
     
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  14. Dropsalot

    Dropsalot Private Member

    I don’t do round doorways.............go straight over em......easy money.
     
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  15. RobJack

    RobJack Private Member

    Just charge the same for the ceiling as the whole room. When they say it' a bit dear advise to get a quote for the whole room from the lad who will only do walls
     
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  16. madmonk

    madmonk Private Member

    id rather skim the froth off a pint of carling :)
     
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  17. roryston

    roryston Well-Known Member

    I love doing ceilings. done a 32 sqm one on my tod last Friday as the other plasterer couldn't handle it. I asked him why he didn't do it he said he doesn't really do ceilings. judging by his walls he don't do them much either
     
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  18. Fatarm

    Fatarm Trainee mod

    I just couldn't believe if a plasterer said to a customer "I'll do your walls but I can't do your ceilings".....
    Embarrassing :endesacuerdo:
     
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  19. Daz76

    Daz76 Member

    He aint no plasterer!!!
     
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  20. Simon85

    Simon85 Well-Known Member

    Plenty of floor screeding firms round our way through to tear away at it. Our boss does them sometimes right enough, but none the rest us do. No interest in sitting on my knees all day pulling floors. f**k that mate.
     
  21. Chrispy33uk

    Chrispy33uk Active Member

    Weird. Guy doing some work on my mates rental today asked me if I could do a ceiling at his own house as he could do walls but not ceilings.

    Told him I could only do floors!
     
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  22. malc

    malc Private Member

    screeding is a good earner !
     
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  23. Simon85

    Simon85 Well-Known Member

    It might be bud, tbh it would need to be. Just doesn't interest me. Done it in small doses and its not for me. Same as boarding. f**k I hate boarding too. Site work or new build its all done for us. Walk in and plaster, Thank god lol
     
  24. Fair play to the floor screeding lads hardest f**k**g job on a building site!
    Done it for years like most of the old school Plasterers but these days very happy to stick to spreading walls and ceilings;)
     
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  25. Danny

    Danny TPF OWNER

    rather do ceilings all day long... walls are boring :D
     
  26. Simon85

    Simon85 Well-Known Member

    I like them when they are low. Stilts aren't as much fun up high lol
     
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  27. Builderboi

    Builderboi Well-Known Member

    Weird as I like boarding and screeding
     
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  28. Simon85

    Simon85 Well-Known Member

    Fair play mate, I hate them lol.
     
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  29. John j

    John j Active Member

    Heard this before . Think it must be older guys as i used to love em as note to go round . ( and sun doesn't hit em lol) but they do my neck in now . My pet hates window walls as i seem to go blind
     
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  30. JessThePlasterer

    JessThePlasterer Well-Known Member

    This is mad. I've had people ask lots of times "do you do ceilings?" And always thought what an odd question but apparently not so!
     
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  31. a “Plasterer” who cannot do ceilings is not a “Plasterer” simple as that..it’s a bit like a “Plasterer” who cannot render??
    Any true plasterers that cover every aspect of the trade these days are worth their wait in gold..unfortunately we live in the new age world of skimming merchants:(
     
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  32. jamesthefirst

    jamesthefirst Private Member

    I used to enjoy a days setting out beading for floating but dont get to do it much now. I like boarding and coving but dislike slow setting skim on cold days.
     
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  33. Mouldyoldspudgun

    Mouldyoldspudgun Active Member

    I used to love a bead and scrim day, load out fill the water butts and go home
     
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  34. I think the float and set days are beginning to become a thing of the past..the dot and dab system has took the skill away from the trade..Most newbies don’t even carry a straight edge these days...:(
     
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  35. Simon85

    Simon85 Well-Known Member

    Most our internals are still sand cement floating into block.
     
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