Plaster shortage again

lurpak

Artex Boy
Didn’t you know that billy!

Of course I did demo boi. I just don’t understand the logistics. If wickes is the diy of travis, why do they do a trade card. And wickes plaster works out cheaper than travis. The best i got out of travis was a match to wickes price but free delivery. That’s on orders over 7/800 £ t
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
Interesting. Why do wickes do a 10% trade discount for non diy and undercut themselves(travis)

there is no such thing as fixed price.
the large plastering coms. will cut them down as they are able to take direct loads from british gypsum with the builders merchant not even having to handle the order.
a builders merchant will offer a contractor free holidays if they can give them a large order for say 1 year. the contractor then plays one merchant against an other to get the lowest price.
the plastering contractor will then purchase a small builders merchants, so that they can get the best price and the first deliveries every morning.
 

Rossi46

Private Member
I use a company called huws gray. They’ve had boards for ages while jewsons didn’t. Now huws gray are short of boards.
I asked, if jewson are owned by saint Gobain and saint Gobain own BG why can’t they just bag the whole plaster market in the uk. They can’t for fair trading regulations.
It’s a bit of a mess at the moment. 8 pallets were dropped at my local merchant and the whole lot were taken straight away by one company. Panic buying maybe??? Nothing left for anyone else.
 

lurpak

Artex Boy
Gonna be 31 degrees where I am tomorrow! Lol.

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John j

Mono Don
Gonna be 31 degrees where I am tomorrow! Lol.
I.m of beech in morning. Though phone was mental yesterday . Looks like 3 weeks of madness.........then of turkey lol
Got a good bit of advice of a good builder other day . He said he.s gave my number to a guy . I said I cant no owt to back end of oct . He said I need to put prices up then .

I like that builder
 

Dollar

Well-Known Member
Tell me about it. Can’t even remember booking it in. Too late to cancel it now. Only a boarded garage conversion 2 lil gauges home
Bout 2

Just Shows how you operate
Chancer
Don’t matter if it’s 1 gauge or 5
Your in work on the last BANK HOLIDAY this year lol
 

lurpak

Artex Boy
Just Shows how you operate
Chancer
Don’t matter if it’s 1 gauge or 5
Your in work on the last BANK HOLIDAY this year lol

Yeah it shows that if i book a job in, i’ll go do it. I’ll have a few weeks off to make up for it if it makes you feel better
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
I.m of beech in morning. Though phone was mental yesterday . Looks like 3 weeks of madness.........then of turkey lol
Got a good bit of advice of a good builder other day . He said he.s gave my number to a guy . I said I cant no owt to back end of oct . He said I need to put prices up then .

I like that builder
If you’re doing day rate for builders then you should be charging £200 / £250 a day mate. Trust me that’s more than fair!
 

John j

Mono Don
If you’re doing day rate for builders then you should be charging £200 / £250 a day mate. Trust me that’s more than fair!
You struggle round here mate . But I make mine up with lad so it's all good.
Some charge stupid prices but never busy .
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
You struggle round here mate . But I make mine up with lad so it's all good.
Some charge stupid prices but never busy .
Mate it don’t matter where in the country you are if you’re charging less than say the minimum £200 a day to builders then you’re a mug! If you can’t get that for a days Plastering then you really need to be doing something else!
 

John j

Mono Don
Mate it don’t matter where in the country you are if you’re charging less than say the minimum £200 a day to builders then you’re a mug! If you can’t get that for a days Plastering then you really need to be doing something else!
Theres a lad on here who said rate up their ways 80
 
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