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    Angry Oi no !!!!


    Why do other trades & agents think its ok to load stuff in your units your jointing before you finish them?
    just the other day i was just about to 12" box a flat when the agent said he was bringing the kitchen in !!, after a few no your not, yes i am ! went by, i threw the " if you bring it in im going home!! & i wont finish it" and that did the trick !!, they dont do that to plasterers but with us they dont care!!, hands up whos ripped arctrave off when a chippy nipped in before you finished or chucked all the skirting out in the road after they loaded it in after you went home
    i was taught by the old boys who took no crap, we were the proper trade the rest can go & get fu#ked

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    ha ha mate, its happend to me a few times f**king c*nts,i was coving a flat the other week and had cove laid out on floor started sticking it when kitchen company walks in and drops kitchen on top of cove!i couldnt even move f*cking thick twats so i filled kitchen draws with fast set that will teach the bastards

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    Its a real pain when they do that. I went in to tape a 3storey house and no sooner had I got my buckets in, the labourers started loading the standards and double doors into the living room! Piled almost to the f&^*ing ceiling they were but they hit you with the same old crap- "But we dont have anywhere else to store it" or "But they're in the centre of the room?" Tell you what , I'll leave the ceiling then. No you wont - Yes I will......
    We'll stick them in the garage then.
    Stand up to the f^&*ers 1st time or they'll take the piss every time

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    When this has happend (or they have attempted to) I just smile and tell them to wait a few minutes while I get some paperwork from they van that I will need them to sign, they look a little perplexed then I explain the paperwork is a confirmation letter stating 'for health and safety reasons *company name* will agree to pay to me compensation plus any loss of income should accident or injury occur due to items being stored in the dwelling before completion of my trade'
    Works every time
    "YOUR PRIUS JUST SAVED ALL THE PETROL MY MUSTANG USED!"

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    Good idea mate. I need to get one of those health and safety confirmation letters printed up

    2.7 metre high ceilings where I worked today and cant move for every other trades stuff lying around even though theres a container outside. It would have been handy to try out them stilts I bought from Belmore but far too dangerous. So I've got a real sore back and shoulders with all the extra stretching I had to do.

    PS. Has anyone got one of these documents all of us could use to make our life easier? I would make it available in our downloads section.
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    A document like that would be great to wind them up. They're all health and safety when it suits them

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    I love nothing more than throwing door frames, kitchen units etc at high speed across the room (being careful not to damage). If it goes on for more than 2 houses I just threaten to walk off site and then the labs are in lifting it out.
    I have to admit, I get a great amount of satisfaction from throwing anything that shouldn't be in there out of the windows. This results in half sheets of boards, insulation, boxes of screws, pipes etc scattered around the outside of the house!
    If the dryliners have left 20 sheets lying at their arse I like to help them out by placing them neatly outside, I even do it for them when its raining.

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    ha ha nice one , a man after my own heart !!
    if we was on the same site it would be well clean !!!!!

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    The letter is just something I thought up one day after them wanting to put stuff in the house I was working in and then getting moaned at for going outside the plot to get water while not wearing my hi-vis and hat! (the water butts were about 6ft away!) so came home that day and came up with the following...

    *your company name*
    *your address*


    Dear sirs,
    Due to health and safety measures the placing of items non specific to my job
    will be deemed a trip hazzard thus contravening the 'health and safety at work act 1974,
    which has been updated to;
    The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 require floors to be suitable, in good condition and free from obstructions. People must be able to move around safely.
    If any items NOT related to my job are placed/stored in my workspace then *insert developer name* will pay to me the above named, compensation in addition to any loss of income should an accident occur due to your non-complience with the 1992 workplace regulations.

    Signed for/on behalf of *insert developer name* .............

    Signed *your signature*


    I have copyright on the above so all donations kindly received!

    "YOUR PRIUS JUST SAVED ALL THE PETROL MY MUSTANG USED!"

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    I like it, thanks. Can I create a Word template for all the members to use?
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    yup pain in the ass a kitchen being in your way!! great way to get them to move it need to get a few copies of that letter,,could we also add cables at eye level and plumbers plastic pipes sticking out the wall with a big massive loop,lost count the number of times i`ve poked my eye from the cable and fell on my arse with a big loop of heating pipe.it is funny if it`s not me who`s tripped

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    I like it, thanks. Can I create a Word template for all the members to use?
    Feel free, I would have added it as a word doc. but my pc messed up and I had to re-install windows so lost everything I had stored on here.
    "YOUR PRIUS JUST SAVED ALL THE PETROL MY MUSTANG USED!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RAMBO View Post
    ha ha mate, its happend to me a few times f**king c*nts,i was coving a flat the other week and had cove laid out on floor started sticking it when kitchen company walks in and drops kitchen on top of cove!i couldnt even move f*cking thick twats so i filled kitchen draws with fast set that will teach the bastards

    OOOH you are terrible... but I like you!!!!!

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    Happened to me yesterday
    1st coating a 4bed house, 2 joiners came in and started ripping sheets off stairwell, hallway and living room saying they were 'bevelled' cos of the kit and had to come off. Couldnt move in the house after a while so bu**ered off for a cuppa only to come back and find a ruddy great kitchen been delivered! Took up the kitchen, dining room and some in the living room
    What do you do?
    I dragged all the units, face down, taking great care to damage them, and flung the lot in the garage. Its amazing the strength you get when you are in a flying rage!!!!! I dont think I damaged all of them but I did try......

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    well done m8. happened to me too this week just got fibre- tape on when kitchen turned up couldnt move had to double fast-set,12"+cove kitchen cos they were fitting it nxt day then had to spend rest of week working round it bstrds.wouldnt mind but the house will just stand empty for months why do they do it you'd think they'd learn

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    Sorry to be pedantic but the Regulation you quoted does not cover building sites! The one you should be quoting is the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
    http://www.specialist-decorators.co.uk

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    I had the kitchen moved into my unit the othere day they managed to sneak it n while i was havin lunch it makes so much more hassle o well the kitchen got abit of a battering after climbing over it all and think i managed to break 2 of the kitchen units so i done well there lol

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    Broke my elbow sanding and took it out on the kitchen responsible.
    Don't take no crap,anything comes in,i go out and don't come back.Some agents (and i could name afew)are deliberately awkward for the sake of it,a power trip for them because they are jealous of what we do and earn.Also i will clean the plot once,upon start or finish.
    Turned up to do a 3 storey,5 bedder on a Monday and it had been flooded with chippies on the weekend,i'm the one the site agent made out was being a twat,maybe they are realy that stupid.Working with a top bloke at the mo,nobody goes in till i've sanded and that is taking its time to dry this time of year.
    You just got to stand your ground,after all we are the professionals.

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