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    Quote Originally Posted by saleen836 View Post
    That would be just walls only with cove to every room! otherwise your either doing a really really rough job or talking pants!
    thats a no on both fronts, coving is a thing of the past down my way as too is artex. i have had consistent work for one of the best drylining contractors in the country for the past four years. things have been a little shit over the past two years but every one suffering. if i was rough i would not be working in the ressesion! was not bragging just expressing my situation like very one else on this site. i do two coat, although can three coat a four stroke five bed in a day with a decent lad doing the mixing, nails, fetch and carry and putting up the internals... could send you referances if you want lol!

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    Can I ask is this with a spray machine you are talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.savage View Post
    thats a no on both fronts, coving is a thing of the past down my way as too is artex. i have had consistent work for one of the best drylining contractors in the country for the past four years. things have been a little shit over the past two years but every one suffering. if i was rough i would not be working in the ressesion! was not bragging just expressing my situation like very one else on this site. i do two coat, although can three coat a four stroke five bed in a day with a decent lad doing the mixing, nails, fetch and carry and putting up the internals... could send you referances if you want lol!
    Care to name this drylining contractor? If your saying you can tape up and apply 3 coats in one day to a 4/5 bed house with a decent lad, do you also use this decent lad to 2 coat the 3 bed house in 10 hours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas.savage View Post
    although I can three coat a four stroke five bed in a day with a decent lad doing the mixing, putting the tapes on, ,nails heads 2 coated, External beads,fetch and carry and putting up the internals & sanding... could send you referances if you want lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    Can I ask is this with a spray machine you are talking about?
    no all by hand apart from the internals, i use a syring, columbia three inch finishing head. put them up by hand using the syringe and applicator, put tape in by hand and roll in with north star corner roller then glid over with better than ever two inch flusher. leave for a bit then finish with angle head. i am not rough and dont talk bollocks... well i dont lie at least lol

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    Can't believe you're still hand taping and you've been earning good money with one of the best drylining outfits for past 4 years. Get your slave some tools you miserable git!

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    I've had all kinds of prices thrown at me. some good some bad. some of the worst prices I've worked for was for a company that offered 2,50/m only to subtract every opening ( doors, windows, access panels) from the measure. The site was death trap too with every trade in all areas trying to do their job at the same time.
    I'm now working for 1,30/m and making more money than I have in a couple years due to good organization and very large runs. All water and materials are delivered promptly to where I'm working and the area is cleared of everything and closed to me until I finish. The area is also well heated with electric fan heaters so drying is pretty good, even in this weather. Makes the job very productive and easy to do and I can make a decent amount every week while still doing a proper job that is snag free.
    Price per metre can be misleading sometimes because conditions on site can make an enormous difference.

    If you can negotiate certain site conditions, then it is possible to make money at what seems like low prices. I guess this is where trade awareness comes into it. what I mean is, the client needs to know how taping works and how to get the most out of it for the lowest price. To often I see work done in a completely inefficient manner, where everyone loses. The taper and the client...

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    Have been told that a big dry lining firm (in Uxbridge!) are paying the jointers 60 day to tape and joint with no price work.. take it or leave it, and they are taking it! I trust the information as the last i heard they were paying 90p m2 on price work and for that you had to paper tape all joints and all windows and door openings were taken out the price. God bless Great Britain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turrican_007 View Post
    Have been told that a big dry lining firm (in Uxbridge!) are paying the jointers 60 day to tape and joint with no price work.. take it or leave it, and they are taking it! I trust the information as the last i heard they were paying 90p m2 on price work and for that you had to paper tape all joints and all windows and door openings were taken out the price. God bless Great Britain.

    f**cking must be jokeing turrican,that cant be right 60 bucks are they stupid,does the company supply tape tools or do they have to bring there own?? there at it if thats right mate, hope they go tits up miserable bastards, hope you dont work for the twats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turrican_007 View Post
    Have been told that a big dry lining firm (in Uxbridge!) are paying the jointers 60 day to tape and joint with no price work.. take it or leave it, and they are taking it! I trust the information as the last i heard they were paying 90p m2 on price work and for that you had to paper tape all joints and all windows and door openings were taken out the price. God bless Great Britain.
    Any one who will work for This major three letter firm, for this money is a true MUG,,

    as they will still snag your work to f*ck so they can knock you even more $$

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    Jim Burke must be making a fortune

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastaldrywall View Post
    Jim Burke must be making a fortune
    I know a cover who did 2 flats for them after Christmas because he needed the work,didnt ask the price, did the flats (lounge and hall) and got 7.00 for each one, and they were on the top floor!, not funny but i laughed my c*ck off when he told me,and so did he, hehehehe,

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    why does anybody do work for them???

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    Angry at least dick turpin wore a mask !!! money grabbin git!!

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    Jim Burke must be making a fortune
    bloody robbers !!!

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    i reakon i could work for 50p a merte in fact ill work for free fuk it

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    But how much would you charge to sort this shite out
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    told ya ill do it for free just pick me up

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    Quote Originally Posted by pompey jake View Post
    told ya ill do it for free just pick me up

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    ok i live in waterlooville near portsmouth haha

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