Ye get to job builders says 2 days and soon as he walk in ye can tell it's 4 . Then builder says get it spot on which means hide all my screw ups.
use to get that all the time... will only take yoou 2 days... like hell
What you doing next at 3.30pm
I got asked to top coat a 30sqm render panel at 2.30pm before that his brick layer had scratched coated and didn't have no drip beads up no stop beads at either end and was to be done off bandstands on my own to mix up put on and rub up I went nah your alright and he called me a defeatist lol I always got told once I was short changing a builder I done a bit for once as well he decided to get me to go on day work I see the job when place was empty said it's about 5-6 days work can have a price or day work he said I get you on day work as things might change I know we all slow down a bit but when I turned up the new kitchen had been delivered all materials in way rubbish in bags in rooms I was going in and basically had about 600mm working area away from walls told him it can't be done with all this crap in the way he said well give it a go I got 2 small hits on cos of the ag and he said I'm short changing him we exchanged words and decided we best part waysI don't want a Rolls Royce job.
At that point, I just run away because I learned long ago that people who say that they don't want a Rolls Royce job f**k**g well do want a Rolls Royce job. They just don't want to pay for one.
If you got a bit left over you wouldn't mind just doing that bit as well would ya
Well it's normally an hour a wall these days ain't it? I just say read the bag that says 2 hours but that's only a guideline and as I'm not a plasterer but an artist to get over some of this it will take longer"It won't take you long"...........pffft!!!!!
Then there.s the penny pinchers who fetch ye 10 boards and two bags of dot to do a room that needs 12 n 6 bags . ......."can't you use off cuts"
Always a joy when you meet a builder who is prepared and lets you get on with itThen there.s the penny pinchers who fetch ye 10 boards and two bags of dot to do a room that needs 12 n 6 bags . ......."can't you use off cuts"
I've done a bit of plastering beforeI've boarded it.
I'll labour on you.
I'll do the prep.
I can bond it out - you just skim it smooth.
My brother says...
Defoe. I have one who.s I want you that day for that long and that's what happensAlways a joy when you meet a builder who is prepared and lets you get on with it
I met a few lately who seem to be playing at being a builderDefoe. I have one who.s I want you that day for that long and that's what happens
The thing is if ye get on day rate with these it's sound as they have a stupid price in and jobs steady for 2 to 3 weeks longer then a organized jobI met a few lately who seem to be playing at being a builder
I like their faces when they ask how long you been doing this then ..."its my first job " quality
I sometimes say look get it ready for a weekend and I get a what's ready done for ya no one on way ect and can have a good go at it I'm not a meter eater anymore but if a good builder I will do that bit extra to get job done it's the ones who seem to have started loads of jobs just to look to client job is pushing on but I favour the doing things in correct stages so limits mistakesThe thing is if ye get on day rate with these it's sound as they have a stupid price in and jobs steady for 2 to 3 weeks longer then a organized job
I'm glad it isn't just me who gets this crap seems don't matter where we are in country we get the same shite
Janes aunty phoned me up asking how much I would expect to pay to have a couple of rooms skimmed... (she wont ask me as I am busy) I gave her about what to expect... she went ballistic saying my father in law said it "should" only be £350 for both rooms.... oh how I laughed
Got called out to fix a leaky trap in a shower-tray that this birds da installed in a downstairs bathroom. The screed was fcuking soaking! The tiling was f**k**g awful and the simple c**t actually used grey grout in places and white in others on same wall. Proper hallion material this c**t did. Anyway, i gave a price of 250euro cash to take the tray up, fix the leaky trap and put it back down and put in tiles she had around the base where tray was and grout. She told me her Da said it shouldnt be more than 80euro for all the work. Laughed at her an walked away. Some right f**k**g idiots out there i tell ya. Few years ago id have tried to argue my case but now, theres no point. I just say, whoever told you that is a f**k**g idiot. End off!
hahaha yeah janes dad is a retired sparky... so say no more!!!
I dont bother arguing anymore either cannot be bothered just smile politely and leave