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USG
09-08-2010, 03:28 PM
We are constantly looking to make our products more accessable to the wider T&J community.

Would any of you guys be open to buying materials on-line if the price was right and we could get it to your house, yard or site ?

Prices would vary depending on the quantity etc

Please let me know your thoughts.

Beermonster
09-08-2010, 04:51 PM
Hi there i would b more than interested!! I have been trying 2 get my hands on some paper beads of urs 2 try as gyproc corner tape has went all wrong! I use sheeetrock all purpose for the rest of my taping which i get at a pallet at a time from belmore! Look forward 2 hear from u!

USG
09-08-2010, 06:27 PM
Hi Beermonster

send me your address on a private message and i will get some sample beads sent out to you in the post for you to take a look at.

If any take your interest then Belmoreboy should be able to sort you out

kilwinkie
17-08-2010, 01:07 PM
Sheetrock is available from Johnstone/Leyland Dec Centres now. I bought some in Govan and the price was 3 cheaper than Promix

belmoreboy
17-08-2010, 07:35 PM
Dont forget poor little Belmoreboy he keeps it in stock :( (Support the independents!!):fing02:

Captain perfect
17-08-2010, 08:41 PM
Dont forget poor little Belmoreboy he keeps it in stock :( (Support the independents!!):fing02:

I would willingly support your business, :fing02:

Are you prepared to support MINE!!

& post up your prices so we can all qoute for work knowing that we can all purchase materials @ the same

At the moment I use 2 local suppliers, not because they are the cheapest, more because they have
been very help full over the years with on site deliveries.

I all so purchase non perishable goods of the WWW. more to save than any thing else.

belmoreboy
17-08-2010, 08:50 PM
yes captian - i am willing to support you guys out there - if you have no work - i have no work !

I am working closely right now to offer a very transparent priccing structure for the whole of the uk and ireland with next day delivery prices.

Apologies if i rubbed anyone up the wrong way - im just sick to my teeth of the so called big boys working on rebates and knocking gear at cost price just to make a couple of quid on a rebate which should be a bonus for the hard work selling the product at a profit.

Hey ho - keep on digging my hole!:rolleyes:

Captain perfect
17-08-2010, 09:22 PM
We are all too aware of how the ''Big Boys'' are swallowing up the Indies. One of my prefered suppliers has just sold out to a multi national Insulation company from oop north!

A offer he could not refuse, Needless to say our rate have shot up. But if we let them have the whole package they must be losing on the jointing & sealing prices!

Lets have a sticky in the members area from the suppliers on here quoting their national delivery prices for all trades.

amestaper
17-08-2010, 09:52 PM
Lets have a sticky in the members area from the suppliers on here quoting their national delivery prices for all trades.

You hit the nail on the head and thats one of the reasons this site was built.

Good information should be shared among us all in the trade so we can weigh up our options and take our business elsewhere if the service (and prices) are crap. If reps from these firms do happen to read the topics and your reviews maybe they will consider offering a better service when they realise we all know who the bad ones are.

Just my two pence worth because I think taping materials are too expensive.

USG
19-08-2010, 02:44 PM
All,

ive got no problems putting material costs on the forum in the members area if it helps you all out there to feel you are all getting a good deal

I will do this in the next few days with help of Belmoreboy who is stocking all our products and can deliver on a national basis to your house, yard or site

JON RAMBO
19-08-2010, 07:35 PM
usg never heard of it and your just up the road from me,i would definitely be interested,do you sell the spray machines and offer any training as im a plasterer/taper and looking to get into the spray market:)

USG
19-08-2010, 07:59 PM
usg never heard of it and your just up the road from me,i would definitely be interested,do you sell the spray machines and offer any training as im a plasterer/taper and looking to get into the spray market:)
Hey Jon Rambo

Give me a call tomorrow morning - 0770 331 4155 - we have a training session coming up at our training facility in a few weeks for the Sheetrock Level 5 Finishing System, for further info visit www.level-5.co.uk (http://www.level-5.co.uk)

Dmdrywall
20-08-2010, 12:12 PM
Hi would definitely be intrested in buying materials of you on line we are s.wales based but have picked a few jobs up north which will be supply and fix so if i could have a price list sent that would be great

amestaper
04-09-2010, 11:34 AM
We are all too aware of how the ''Big Boys'' are swallowing up the Indies. One of my prefered suppliers has just sold out to a multi national Insulation company from oop north!

A offer he could not refuse, Needless to say our rate have shot up. But if we let them have the whole package they must be losing on the jointing & sealing prices!

Lets have a sticky in the members area from the suppliers on here quoting their national delivery prices for all trades.


You hit the nail on the head and thats one of the reasons this site was built.

Good information should be shared among us all in the trade so we can weigh up our options and take our business elsewhere if the service (and prices) are crap. If reps from these firms do happen to read the topics and your reviews maybe they will consider offering a better service when they realise we all know who the bad ones are.

Just my two pence worth because I think taping materials are too expensive.


All,

ive got no problems putting material costs on the forum in the members area if it helps you all out there to feel you are all getting a good deal

I will do this in the next few days with help of Belmoreboy who is stocking all our products and can deliver on a national basis to your house, yard or site

End users are crying out for keen prices. So are we gonna get this up and running in the private area and make sure all the site members are getting the best deals possible?

amestaper
29-11-2010, 06:58 PM
.... or maybe not then. You can't say I didnt give you the opportunity.

belmoreboy
03-12-2010, 03:53 PM
Hi All and i must again (i hate doing this) apologise for my absense lately! but things are totally manic here at Belmore HQ with some very exciting things happening behind the scenes to benefit all you loyal tapers out there!
Just a quick reply to let you all know that we are working closely with the big wigs at USG to bring you a comprehensive pricing structure based on volume.

Unfortunatly these things do take time to get set up on national and european scale so please bare with us, we are aiming to get you all the best possible pricing on the products you use most, and try to help you guys with the tight price site work rates being banded around at this time.

Will reply again shortly to this post to keep all up to date.

PS Hope youre all enjoying the snow (not!)

jase hag
04-12-2010, 12:10 PM
i would be very interested.

Captain perfect
04-12-2010, 07:52 PM
yes captian - i am willing to support you guys out there - if you have no work - i have no work !

I am working closely right now to offer a very transparent priccing structure for the whole of the uk and ireland with next day delivery prices.

Apologies if i rubbed anyone up the wrong way - im just sick to my teeth of the so called big boys working on rebates and knocking gear at cost price just to make a couple of quid on a rebate which should be a bonus for the hard work selling the product at a profit.

Hey ho - keep on digging my hole!:rolleyes:

How can a product be launched & imported from the states with NO price structure.

you guys have been shouting all over the forum about USG & how good their products are.

But can we all get a fixed '' competitive'' price of you NO!!

so why should I change from my local BG supplier for a cheaper & proberly inferior brand?

belmoreboy
04-12-2010, 10:40 PM
Hi Captain

hopefully clear a few things up for you.

USG are based in peterlee newcastle UK - they manufacture majority of their jointing products from there - some are brought in from the states due to slow demand here not requiring plant at present.

Did you know pro mix lite from BG is imported from USA! so our very own 'british' (haha) gysum is actually importing ready mix and USG (us company) makes some product here - it's all mixed up!

Ok so the the two important things at present are price and quality (these have always been the important things to us all)

Quality is top notch with USG just ask around many on this forum already using blue top ready mixed and from our sales last few years here in uk and europe we are very confident that product is top notch.

Now pricing this is not as easy - it needs to be right and i mean right so as to not start a major pricing war between manufacturers and to allow you guys to make better margin and be looked after if you are loyal to the brand.

This does take time - we are all crazy busy at present and i guess thats why we are still here and still strong in the market as we havnt just sat around waiting for things to happen this year.

As promised you guys on the forum will be the first to receive special pricing that will work, and work in your favour for the long term.

We are also sorry it has taken longer than expected to fulfill our promise as a supplier.

Captain perfect
06-12-2010, 09:19 PM
I won't be holding my breath.

just ordered a half pallet of filler and a full pallet of quicksand today, both BG !!! More than likely I paid a wee bit more for it, but I allready know that it was priced

into the works 3 months back.

belmoreboy
06-12-2010, 09:24 PM
Good for you mate :) Cross you off my list then :fing02:

Captain perfect
05-02-2011, 11:41 AM
As promised you guys on the forum will be the first to receive special pricing that will work, and work in your favour for the long term.

.

Still no prices YET !!!!!

Mark'the'Taper
05-02-2011, 03:14 PM
Count me in, very interested.

amestaper
24-04-2011, 05:07 PM
*BUMP*

This thread answers a few comments regarding prices, availability etc.

http://www.tapingandjointing.com/forum/showthread.php/1189-USG-Sheetrock-Products-%28Sheetrock-Direct%29

firstchoice
24-04-2011, 10:11 PM
do you run training courses

belmoreboy
26-04-2011, 11:05 AM
USG run a training course for the spray compounds see more details on the level 5 compounds here
http://sheetrockdirect.com/acatalog/USG_Spray_Compounds.html

amestaper
26-04-2011, 01:20 PM
Unless things have changed since I last spoke to them, they don't run training courses for small subbies.

It seems if you have a job big enough to warrant USG coming onto your site for a few days and showing you the ropes then its a possibility.... but seeing as I havent had a fair sized contract of my own for over 2 years, theres a high probability of me not ever being given the chance to tape a mega thousand square metre job again due to whats happened in the building industry, that takes me out the game completely.

I may be wrong, but a criteria such as this could exclude them from getting to know many taping contractors who are still to make it to the bigtime, converting them away from using competitors materials and also missing the opportunity to generate cash from hosting regular training courses like BG do at Penrith and Erith. Their product and system is good and it seems everyone wants it, but nobody can have it. I must know around 50 tapers and don't know a single one who's an approved USG level 5 contractor.

For now they're getting away with it, but thats maybe only until a rival comes in with an equally good product and provides what everyone is asking for???

Sorry you guys at USG Peterlee, my opinions have to be open and honest but you know I still love you all :rolleyes:

belmoreboy
26-04-2011, 01:39 PM
Can anyone tell me what the course covers at BG and does it cost anything?

BG don't offer on site training do they?

amestaper
26-04-2011, 01:56 PM
I did a taping tool course in the early 90's. I had to so I could hire tools from them. It lasted around a week and costed about 250 ish.

belmoreboy
26-04-2011, 02:26 PM
I guess this is where things get sticky - USG Don't sell loads of Automatic taping tools like BG, do you think they should offer the level 5 training to all at a cost Alex?

amestaper
26-04-2011, 03:20 PM
I like their materials and what Ive seen of the level 5. I really do, so why not? Of course I would pay but if this all kicks off due to my prompts I would expect some kind of discount though...:p

Why ignore an eager market that knows your product and will buy it..... who will surely let all their customers and partners in the trade know? And will it happen before or after a rival makes an alternate product available to everyone?