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    How's everyone finding it with work? We're proper quiet. Had only one plot in last couple weeks.
    Rest of time been doing make good work and garage ceilings and shit.
    I know a few tapers who are really quiet at the minute. Anyone know why this is? Struggling to sell the houses they've already put up or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnbdan View Post
    How's everyone finding it with work? We're proper quiet. Had only one plot in last couple weeks.
    Rest of time been doing make good work and garage ceilings and shit.
    I know a few tapers who are really quiet at the minute. Anyone know why this is? Struggling to sell the houses they've already put up or?
    Yup same up this way!
    Doing a bastard of a house just now with vaulted ceilings everywhere but its work as nothing else coming in!!
    Thought it was the oil crash up here but not so sure anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnbdan View Post
    How's everyone finding it with work? We're proper quiet. Had only one plot in last couple weeks.
    Rest of time been doing make good work and garage ceilings and shit.
    I know a few tapers who are really quiet at the minute. Anyone know why this is? Struggling to sell the houses they've already put up or?
    yes i know why it is.. nothing is selling so the builder wants as little cash tied up in unfinished plots as possible and they can do that because leaving guys at home who sub contract does not show up on their balance sheets.they dont report it to the markets and it does not show up in the unemployment figures.

    the buy to let market has driven a lot of what s been built and that is slowing down, the government is stalling in negotiations with the house builders when it comes to social housing too(been going on for years). the euro vote dont help as its a cloud of uncertainty too.

    slowing building down costs billions in tax receipts to the exchequer though from our lost earnings but the government is too dim to see this..

    that's the broad out line, it should be the busiest time of year from now till june, my work's been shit since november. oh and the contractors will now be fighting each other for contracts and the only ones who lose out is US.. fcuking bunch of cnuts, the house builder will be fine, the contractor will protect their margins by cutting our already shit rate and rip off measure.

    another reason you should find something else to do...

    this is why the uk housing market is contractor\ sub contractor based and not employment based. if the companies had to report these labour lay offs (that what is happening) to the market there would be a run on their stock and they would go bust.

    the mass market big firm building game shows the first signs of shit storm coming, just like 2006. best lube up and get ready to take it in the arse.
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    Tesco here I come!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beermonster View Post
    Tesco here I come!!!!
    yea guys up in scotland have had it good with prices for our job, much better than down here but with the oil money going your fcuked just like us.. lets all huddle together for warmth..

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.savage View Post
    yea guys up in scotland have had it good with prices for our job, much better than down here but with the oil money going your fcuked just like us.. lets all huddle together for warmth..
    There has been talk of another recession possibly coming our way. I know a lot of big companies have made redundancies and are looking to cut even more. Meant to be the biggest housing boom in god knows how long and it's all now starting to slow right up and stall. All the big sites in south west, seem to have stopped putting frames up now. My mate who works for clarkson and Evans had main foothold up cranbrook, made some nice money, was thinking he was gonna get hill Barton and clarkson didn't win the contract! Been told he's got no work for 6 months, so he's off to Thailand lol. Construction game seems to be a very fickle mistress. As you tom should be busy this time of year, so all the big companies like persimmons meet their sales criteria by June.
    Oh dear

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnbdan View Post
    There has been talk of another recession possibly coming our way. I know a lot of big companies have made redundancies and are looking to cut even more. Meant to be the biggest housing boom in god knows how long and it's all now starting to slow right up and stall. All the big sites in south west, seem to have stopped putting frames up now. My mate who works for clarkson and Evans had main foothold up cranbrook, made some nice money, was thinking he was gonna get hill Barton and clarkson didn't win the contract! Been told he's got no work for 6 months, so he's off to Thailand lol. Construction game seems to be a very fickle mistress. As you tom should be busy this time of year, so all the big companies like persimmons meet their sales criteria by June.
    Oh dear
    oh well, not noticed a boom since 2006. we are already in recession infact. its just wont show for a bit and even then they hide it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.savage View Post
    oh well, not noticed a boom since 2006. we are already in recession infact. its just wont show for a bit and even then they hide it.
    very true

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    Where are you folks located? Plenty busy here in Central PA


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    The UK fr8train! I'm busy as fk, by the way!!!

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    I just realized what forum I'm in. I use tapatalk to keep all my stuff like this in one place. Thought this thread was in contractor talk lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    The UK fr8train! I'm busy as fk, by the way!!!
    Im busier now than i was before the recession, partly because there isn't as much guys doing the job, not complaining though

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.savage View Post
    yea guys up in scotland have had it good with prices for our job, much better than down here but with the oil money going your fcuked just like us.. lets all huddle together for warmth..
    Got 2 jobs into price today so maybe will look up! Guaranteed 1 of them but the other is an extension with a bit of plaster work which is not a problem but it puts the cost up f*cking about old to new!
    Been like this for a while up here, There is f*ck all or houses coming in so fast u have to turn them down!

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    I Should of got into painting. There's always work painting. If there isn't shitty site work, there's always loads of domestic, schools, shops, businesses that need doing.

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    Absolutely swamped right now, working 6 days a week, don't see a break in it either

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    well i did 3, 2 beds last week and have 2 big three stories this week but that's not swamped.. for me anyhow. there definitely is something afoot.

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    I just started my first house in five weeks because of all the bish bash bosh merchants out there taking all the work. Mind you the boarder made such a pigs ear of it I will have a couple of days daywork putting it right again.

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    i think I can count the number of plots I've been in where there has been descent boarding on one hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnbdan View Post
    i think I can count the number of plots I've been in where there has been descent boarding on one hand
    as long as its flat and clean i dont mind... gaps are easy to fill (fold scrim over length ways and coat up one side before internaling.. 20 second job)

    what gets me is screws proud in the internals and tapered edge in the wrong place on angle , that's every plot i do.. fcuking retards! "lets do a boxing and put the tapered edge on the internal" lets put them on the inside of the window but against the frame... lets put them on the window head but against the ceiling line not the window head... every plot. fcuknuggerts!

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    Hahaha
    Proud screws do my head in and definitely tapered edges the way you described. The amount of walls we've had lately where there's been a huge step on the joints, mainly walls on the stairs.. Where we've had to almost practically 'skim' half the wall to get over the step and make it flush
    probably the chippies fault more then the boarders as the battens or frameworks probably out of plumb. Never bother removing the board/s to check.

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