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AshSouthwest

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Hey all. I'm Ash a plasterer from the South west of England. Never used this site before but I'm hoping to get some advice about work in Northern Ireland. I'm site skimming now with 1 other spread and labourer but would be going alone to Ireland with my family (not a career choice!) Can anyone tell me if there's a call for skimmers around North Belfast area and if there's any recommended contractors to subbie for. Totally in the dark here so any advice welcomed
 

Spudknit

Well-Known Member
Hey all. I'm Ash a plasterer from the South west of England. Never used this site before but I'm hoping to get some advice about work in Northern Ireland. I'm site skimming now with 1 other spread and labourer but would be going alone to Ireland with my family (not a career choice!) Can anyone tell me if there's a call for skimmers around North Belfast area and if there's any recommended contractors to subbie for. Totally in the dark here so any advice welcomed
Why on earth are you moving to North Belfast! Might aswell up sticks to syria
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Hey all. I'm Ash a plasterer from the South west of England. Never used this site before but I'm hoping to get some advice about work in Northern Ireland. I'm site skimming now with 1 other spread and labourer but would be going alone to Ireland with my family (not a career choice!) Can anyone tell me if there's a call for skimmers around North Belfast area and if there's any recommended contractors to subbie for. Totally in the dark here so any advice welcomed
The Irish don't specialise in the same way that brits do. You'll likely have to get some sort of improver type work until you can get up to speed in other areas.
 

tapit

Well-Known Member
Hey all. I'm Ash a plasterer from the South west of England. Never used this site before but I'm hoping to get some advice about work in Northern Ireland. I'm site skimming now with 1 other spread and labourer but would be going alone to Ireland with my family (not a career choice!) Can anyone tell me if there's a call for skimmers around North Belfast area and if there's any recommended contractors to subbie for. Totally in the dark here so any advice welcomed
Still mostly sand and cement in Ireland, inside and out.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
The Irish don't specialise in the same way that brits do. You'll likely have to get some sort of improver type work until you can get up to speed in other areas.
Napoleon that's not entirely true. The guy I trained up, moved back to Ireland quite some years ago and is still a plasterer to this day.
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Napoleon that's not entirely true. The guy I trained up, moved back to Ireland quite some years ago and is still a plasterer to this day.
You do skimming and rendering though, Chubb.

The man here was asking about skimming. Not much use to you when the boss asks you to go and set the quoins and window bands on the house he's doing today.

Or specialising in k rend when it's virtually unheard of here.
 
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essexandy

The Lake Governor
You do skimming and rendering though, Chubb.

The man here was asking about skimming. Not much use to you when the boss asks you to go and set the quoins and window bands on the house he's doing today.

Or specialising in k rend when it's virtually unheard of here.
Sorry Napoleon, my mistake.
 

Tramp

Well-Known Member
English man says to Irish man have you ever heard of the Irish company k rend the most well-known modern render there is?
No not a fecking whisper!
 

malc

TPF Special Forces
On a serious note .is it safe for a English man to work and live .in Belfast . Go to the pub ect.
His best bet is to get a drum and join the marching season. My wife was born in Lisburn in CO.Antrim. it is drumming country.
 
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