No plaster!

Wayners

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I spent over an hour looking at 2 pallets of plaster on a lorry while sat in the bricks and patio section of wickes. Watching through the fence. Not for my branch. Going to Newport. FFS. I seen it though. All shiny and new
 

Wayners

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2 separate visits to B&Q and seen 4 lorrys offload. I was positive there would be one with the gold powder on but nope. Sat in the building section watching. Wasn't there long fortunately. They pulled back skirts and mostly kitchen ware and soil. Cement and cheap paint. That was it. Also tried two building merchants. That's it. No more deliveries this week. Side note. Store are looking empty around me. It's going to cause problems soon. Rough saw timber section was empty
 

Stewie03

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I saw a p**i on fb with 15 bags of multifinish in his Vauxhall zafira dated into the end of september can only assume it's new stock as the pictures was of the stuff in his car then back at his house all for £25 quid a bag the w**k*r
 

hollybank

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I saw a p**i on fb with 15 bags of multifinish in his Vauxhall zafira dated into the end of september can only assume it's new stock as the pictures was of the stuff in his car then back at his house all for £25 quid a bag the w**k*r
Toilet rolls now plaster they have us by the balls
 

Wayners

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Warrington Wickes showing stock. Be gone by 9am. See Wickes around country getting plaster. Stock goes quick. No click or collect
 

Wayners

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HEMEL HEMPSTEAD Wickes showing over 500 bags

Fareham over 1000 bags? Is that right....

Anyone brave enough to jump in van and drive and get some. I've tried this but no stock one Saturday morning but with B&Q. I'm thinking I can't face 100mile round trip for nothing
 
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Cockney1

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HEMEL HEMPSTEAD Wickes showing over 500 bags

Fareham over 1000 bags? Is that right....

Anyone brave enough to jump in van and drive and get some. I've tried this but no stock one Saturday morning but with B&Q. I'm thinking I can't face 100mile round trip for nothing
Wickes online stock check has always been wrong throughout all this crap mate.
 

Wayners

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Walked in to trade merchants and asked about plaster. Yep. How many... 10 I said... Result..
I think its a case of just me driving around and asking now...
 

zombie

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Walked in to trade merchants and asked about plaster. Yep. How many... 10 I said... Result..
I think its a case of just me driving around and asking now...
Thing is hiw can anyone forward plan there jobs with such shortages...thats like a sparky only being allowed a packet of cable clips!
 

Wayners

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Well they said its been going quick but this delivery has been hanging around for a few days. My advice is to call in and ask what's happening with the supply chain. What else can you do. I figure either there is a slowing in demand or trades have lost hope and not looking.. Maybe.. Keep the faith.
 

hollybank

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447 bags in Wickes Warrington lads
Take your mrs kids parents distant relatives and give them a trolley each
Don’t forget your masks
Happy days
 

Donzo

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Thing is hiw can anyone forward plan there jobs with such shortages...thats like a sparky only being allowed a packet of cable clips!
This is why you self employment 2 payment covers you up to 31st august, if you claim it. Material shortages.
 

hollybank

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You on the make good stuff now lol
No I’ve got a good supply in,I may go and collect some more in as the work doesn’t look like stopping.
Bit of a s**t week plastering a conny and hall stairs and landing so I’m a bit f**k*d
Fancy sitting shotgun I will give you a trolley to push :LOL:
 

hstoke

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No I’ve got a good supply in,I may go and collect some more in as the work doesn’t look like stopping.
Bit of a s**t week plastering a conny and hall stairs and landing so I’m a bit f**k*d
Fancy sitting shotgun I will give you a trolley to push :LOL:
I bet yer were sweating today then ,I did bedroom ceiling reboard n skim using carlite so it soon went ,proper melter the weeks caught up me up now knackered
 

hollybank

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Just picked up 10 bags from Wickes in Stoke this morning,I’ve never seen so many women plasterers with 10 bags on their trolley.
It was going out thick and fast you could tell who was with one another as they walked out with 10 bags each
Bastards.
 

Stewie03

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I went wickes today not for plaster though for tile trim for the tiler doing my kitchen on Monday no finish but there was about 4 pallets of bonding barely been touched
 

Donzo

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Phone call 2.30,more than 10 pallets multi,get there 4.30 all gone.@casper its going back the way now.
 

Kinkyboy

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Stop moaning you set of fanny's.the government is still paying you 70% of your income 4 crying out loud
 

Fatarm

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Think there is a few doing that,think they're trying to entice folk in hoping they'll buy the make good stuff
Instead?
 

Kinkyboy

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Theres far mote to it than that
Is it the be all and end all if your getting paid anyway? Isn't this what the second grant is for? We are getting paid 70% of our income.work 2 or 1 day a week.if your work clients are builders tell them to source the materials? If your just a Mrs davenport living room type of plasterer just tell them you can't get materials.you are getting paid to sit on your bottom and do nothing.and if you can't source plaster for being part time for the time being well that says it all on how you have run a buisness these past years
 

zombie

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Is it the be all and end all if your getting paid anyway? Isn't this what the second grant is for? We are getting paid 70% of our income.work 2 or 1 day a week.if your work clients are builders tell them to source the materials? If your just a Mrs davenport living room type of plasterer just tell them you can't get materials.you are getting paid to sit on your bottom and do nothing.and if you can't source plaster for being part time for the time being well that says it all on how you have run a buisness these past years
Im talking about trying to not loose contacts on supply & fit and keep lads that sub ticking over
 

Kinkyboy

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Im talking about trying to not loose contacts on supply & fit and keep lads that sub ticking over
It is what it is..we are in a pandemic,if you can't keep your lads ticking over this is what the 70% is for.if there was no grant then yes I can see where your coming from.everyone is effected be it roofers,window fitters,bricklayers etc.you are getting paid £1000s for doing f**k all,cut your work supply down until the gear comes back and stop stressing about anything you can't control
 

zombie

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It is what it is..we are in a pandemic,if you can't keep your lads ticking over this is what the 70% is for.if there was no grant then yes I can see where your coming from.everyone is effected be it roofers,window fitters,bricklayers etc.you are getting paid £1000s for doing f**k all,cut your work supply down until the gear comes back and stop stressing about anything you can't control
Sounds great on paper!
 
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