Quality of finish advice

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Gilbert75

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If it was smooth with decent internal angles, then you prob wouldn’t notice the humps and bumps. Take your straight edge to the rest of the walls in your house and you’ll probably be surprised.
Lol, the bloke who taught me done my mum and dads house when I was a nipper... I put straight edge on walls and they perfect not a bead used round windows, and reveals spot on..done in sand and cement...unfortunately, when I got with him , he just dabbed reveals then, then float ...I deffo not up to the ol boy standard, but good enuf...
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Yea, I mean my background is in the pharma industry so I have to have a good eye for detail. And and the end bid the day it's my house I would have to live with it so of course I would likely be paying closer attention to it. There is definitely a point of diminishing returns where a lot more effort gets you very little improvement.

I wouldn't have expected to to be perfect, and if it was just a few rough patches I could have done some minor snagging myself. But
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't saying that the work was even close to acceptable.
 

ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
Lol, the bloke who taught me done my mum and dads house when I was a nipper... I put straight edge on walls and they perfect not a bead used round windows, and reveals spot on..done in sand and cement...unfortunately, when I got with him , he just dabbed reveals then, then float ...I deffo not up to the ol boy standard, but good enuf...

Different times. I do a lot of bathrooms and kitchens so walls need to be flat and square corners but elsewhere you’d never notice.
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
He is related to a forum members Mrs
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The Hobo

Well-Known Member
get a quote from a proper plasterer to put the work right.
agree malc but I woudnt even do a job that customer has prepared the prep is the main thing the plastering is a piece of piss
 
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MakeItSmooth

Well-Known Member
I need to discuss the work with them and give them an opportunity to respond to the issues. If they can't give a satisfactory response (as you have suggested this is unlikely) then I will have to get someone else in.

Like I said I'm a perfectionist and if it's not right every time I go in that room it will p**s me off.

If you're going to allow anyone from that firm to set foot in your house again, then I suggest you at least get yourself one of these, so you can show them how appalling the work is, without any room for them to argue the toss about it. Holding a feather edge up to the wall, right in front of them should really embarrass them into admitting it's substandard work (unless they are hardened cowboys, accustomed to pissing in customers' pockets and insisting it's just raining).

www.toolstation.com/draper-feather-edge/p40959

www.screwfix.com/p/forge-steel-feather-edge-72/52912

(any decent builders merchant will also sell them)


Good luck, and stand your ground! That work is definitely unacceptable, and don't let anyone try to convince you otherwise.
 
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If you're going to allow anyone from that firm to set foot in your house again, then I suggest you at least get yourself one of these, so you can show them how appalling the work is, without any room for them to argue the toss about it. Holding a feather edge up to the wall, right in front of them should really embarrass them into admitting it's substandard work (unless they are hardened cowboys, accustomed to pissing in customers' pockets and insisting it's just raining).

www.toolstation.com/draper-feather-edge/p40959

www.screwfix.com/p/forge-steel-feather-edge-72/52912

(any decent builders merchant will also sell them)


Good luck, and stand your ground! That work is definitely unacceptable, and don't let anyone try to convince you otherwise.
Bit of 2 metre straight 4" wood be cheaper , old skirting is free
 

Tycho149

New Member
Absolutely true, never trust someone else’s prep.

Just curious, Do you mean the prep that I did?

When they came to assess the job, I was very clear about what I had done, and I told them if they needed to do anything else to include that.

We had to rip off most of the original plaster to replace a wooden box where the stairs intersects the room and get some bricks replaced by the window. and a lot of the other plaster came off when the electrician's chased the walls.
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Just curious, Do you mean the prep that I did?

When they came to assess the job, I was very clear about what I had done, and I told them if they needed to do anything else to include that.

We had to rip off most of the original plaster to replace a wooden box where the stairs intersects the room and get some bricks replaced by the window. and a lot of the other plaster came off when the electrician's chased the walls.
He means when the customer says it's all prepped up and boarded and good to go....could could be walk g into f**k**g anything
 

paulf

Well-Known Member
Just curious, Do you mean the prep that I did?

When they came to assess the job, I was very clear about what I had done, and I told them if they needed to do anything else to include that.

We had to rip off most of the original plaster to replace a wooden box where the stairs intersects the room and get some bricks replaced by the window. and a lot of the other plaster came off when the electrician's chased the walls.
No, you're situation had no relevance to my post.
 

Tycho149

New Member
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Did he not mention that he'd pva'd the bricks? I may have imagined it.
Hi i did PVA the brickwork with a good quality PVA at a ratio of 3:1. This was done back in November, mainly just to make the room less dusty while we did other things. When they came out to quote for the job i was clear with what i had done and that they should do what was necessary to prep.
 

Tycho149

New Member
So a couple of lads turned up this morning to put it right. Sent them away and told them to get the boss who originally did the work or his business partner to come round as was originally agreed.

30min later got a call saying they would be round either tomorrow or Wednesday. Seamed reasonable on the phone and even said they might have to chop it off and start again. As many of you have suggested getting them to try and fix it will likely not end well and i agree, but i do have to give them a chance.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
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Hi i did PVA the brickwork with a good quality PVA at a ratio of 3:1. This was done back in November, mainly just to make the room less dusty while we did other things. When they came out to quote for the job i was clear with what i had done and that they should do what was necessary to prep.
I thought so. Personally I wouldn't have been interested in the job once you'd mentioned that you'd pva'd the walls.
That isn't the reason for the shoddy work though.
 

worthwords

Active Member
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Hi i did PVA the brickwork with a good quality PVA at a ratio of 3:1. This was done back in November, mainly just to make the room less dusty while we did other things. When they came out to quote for the job i was clear with what i had done and that they should do what was necessary to prep.
PVA or not doesn’t explain the poor finish.
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
So a couple of lads turned up this morning to put it right. Sent them away and told them to get the boss who originally did the work or his business partner to come round as was originally agreed.

30min later got a call saying they would be round either tomorrow or Wednesday. Seamed reasonable on the phone and even said they might have to chop it off and start again. As many of you have suggested getting them to try and fix it will likely not end well and i agree, but i do have to give them a chance.
So you sent men away to get the man who f**k*d it up back?
 

Tycho149

New Member
So you sent men away to get the man who f**k*d it up back?

Well when you put it like that....... :)

The two lads who turned up did not inspire confidence. Before I let them do anything I wanted to get the one who did the work to see the issues so we are on the same page and they know where I stand and what I expect.

I suspect that it will be the other owner of the company redoing the job.
 

Cockney1

Well-Known Member
Well when you put it like that....... :)

The two lads who turned up did not inspire confidence. Before I let them do anything I wanted to get the one who did the work to see the issues so we are on the same page and they know where I stand and what I expect.

I suspect that it will be the other owner of the company redoing the job.
Best of luck with it all. There’s far too many of these ghosts about, they should all be held accountable and fined heavily for their incompetent and shoddy workmanship!
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Best of luck with it all. There’s far too many of these ghosts about, they should all be held accountable and fined heavily for their incompetent and shoddy workmanship!
Trouble is these Muppets actually suppress the prices for the decent tradesmen.
I've been saying for years that there should be something you need to even be allowed to go out pricing jobs. Obviously never happen because nobody comes to physical harm from poor plastering.
 

Retired Spread

Well-Known Member
Well when you put it like that....... :)

The two lads who turned up did not inspire confidence. Before I let them do anything I wanted to get the one who did the work to see the issues so we are on the same page and they know where I stand and what I expect.

I suspect that it will be the other owner of the company redoing the job.
jesus christ pal,
if they can't do the job right first time they can't do the job at all.
float & set is a pretty straight forward job....IF you know what you are doing and these chancers clearly don't have a clue. Trust me it's not a hard job for a competent spread.
why let these cowboys back into your home to fk it up again?
best thing you can do is to get your money back and get someone in who can actually do the job.
do some research ask around friends and family see if you can get a good one word of mouth avoid these rip off trade sites they're open to abuse as you have now clearly found out.
if you can't get one recommended to you word of mouth and are left with no choice but to look to the internet, perhaps have a look in your area for a buy with confidence scheme where trades are personally vetted by Trading Standards.
take my advice pal get your money back and fk these chancers right off.
 

smoother09

Well-Known Member
Il rectify it when me knees better I was having a bad day will you stop badmouthing me on the forum :X3: and me rules bent!
 

Tycho149

New Member
jesus christ pal,
if they can't do the job right first time they can't do the job at all.
float & set is a pretty straight forward job....IF you know what you are doing and these chancers clearly don't have a clue. Trust me it's not a hard job for a competent spread.
why let these cowboys back into your home to fk it up again?
best thing you can do is to get your money back and get someone in who can actually do the job.
do some research ask around friends and family see if you can get a good one word of mouth avoid these rip off trade sites they're open to abuse as you have now clearly found out.
if you can't get one recommended to you word of mouth and are left with no choice but to look to the internet, perhaps have a look in your area for a buy with confidence scheme where trades are personally vetted by Trading Standards.
take my advice pal get your money back and fk these chancers right off.
Your right and i would prefer to do that but my understanding is that i need to offer them a chance to put it right or i have no recourse to get my money back.

Honestly i didn't know sites like check a trade could be so bad wont be making that mistake again. Unfortunately i don't know anyone local to give a recommendation, Thanks for the suggestion about the buy with confidence scheme i didn't know about that.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Your right and i would prefer to do that but my understanding is that i need to offer them a chance to put it right or i have no recourse to get my money back.

Honestly i didn't know sites like check a trade could be so bad wont be making that mistake again. Unfortunately i don't know anyone local to give a recommendation, Thanks for the suggestion about the buy with confidence scheme i didn't know about that.
Whereabouts do you live?
 

Retired Spread

Well-Known Member
Your right and i would prefer to do that but my understanding is that i need to offer them a chance to put it right or i have no recourse to get my money back.

Honestly i didn't know sites like check a trade could be so bad wont be making that mistake again. Unfortunately i don't know anyone local to give a recommendation, Thanks for the suggestion about the buy with confidence scheme i didn't know about that.
wow well let's just hope they turn down your offer to re-do it and give you your cash back and admit that they fked up and are out of their depth.
Maybe someone on here will put their name forward to do it for you, there's some good lads and lasses on here but beware there's some fkin clowns on here as well..........good luck with it all.
 

ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
Well when you put it like that....... :)

The two lads who turned up did not inspire confidence. Before I let them do anything I wanted to get the one who did the work to see the issues so we are on the same page and they know where I stand and what I expect.

I suspect that it will be the other owner of the company redoing the job.

Stand your ground.

One of them could be a member on here.

Hardwall doesn’t require the walls to be pva’d before hand. Apart from hacking off and clearing the room, best leave it at that for future rooms.

good luck (y)
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
Stand your ground.

One of them could be a member on here.

Hardwall doesn’t require the walls to be pva’d before hand. Apart from hacking off and clearing the room, best leave it at that for future rooms.

good luck (y)
Comes to something when this clown has better knowledge than the spreads doing the work.
 
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