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    Me and Jason, (Jase Hag on here) have been flat out for months and are for the forseeable future. We're boarding, taping & spray painting the drywall on most of our jobs. Sticking to small developers, builders and one offs. How is everybody else finding it?

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    Im busy up till xmas then Ill have a look round in the new year, not sure if I can stick snagging another hotel its mind numbing.

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    Busiest Ive been in 4 years. Uber busy, rammed and could be working a 7 day week if I chose to.

    If I was to to start taping again I'd probably be up the creek as Ive given most my leads away now.
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    Working 7 days a week,looks like i could be right through to xmas as well. Snowed under im pleased to say

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    busiest ive been since the recession, quite fortunate that the site im on is taking the houses up to taping stage then leaving them at that till they sell them, got 3 extensions to do before xmas also

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    Quote Originally Posted by sq ames taper View Post
    busiest ive been since the recession, quite fortunate that the site im on is taking the houses up to taping stage then leaving them at that till they sell them, got 3 extensions to do before xmas also
    Now i could do with loads
    extensions for xmas

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    Absolutely chocka at the moment bit of a Xmas rush I think.

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    dead!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallpaul View Post
    dead!!!
    @wall Paul .. Where abouts in East Sussex are you ? There are houses going up litteraly everywhere where I am ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singing jointer View Post
    @wall Paul .. Where abouts in East Sussex are you ? There are houses going up litteraly everywhere where I am ?
    near flimwell singing jointer.

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    Busy busy just now. Our subby got plenty work off Persimmons, Robertson, Cruden and Barratt. Should be fine up till Christmas when they all shut up shop for a month. Getting plenty extensions and stuff too

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    jeez EK,they shuttin down for a month,wimpey shut for a fortnight,least they usually do,you got me wondering now.
    been steady all year without being under pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallpaul View Post
    near flimwell singing jointer.
    Plenty around the Eastbourne area mate .. If works tight I can always ask about for you .. Rates aren't great but at least it's work ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by big g View Post
    jeez EK,they shuttin down for a month,wimpey shut for a fortnight,least they usually do,you got me wondering now.
    been steady all year without being under pressure.
    yeah big g, but they don't want houses taped after the 2 he week in December, then they don't get u back till the 2nd week in January so we're off site for a month although the sites only close for the two weeks. You're doing well if they keep tapers on site right up till Xmas.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    yeah big g, but they don't want houses taped after the 2 he week in December, then they don't get u back till the 2nd week in January so we're off site for a month although the sites only close for the two weeks. You're doing well if they keep tapers on site right up till Xmas.!
    far as i hear EK,their stopping on 20th and back on the 7th i think.
    looking forward to it,only break ive had is a long weekend this year,sites always looked as if they were going to run out of work,to scared to take a break in case i was forced through lack of work to have time off,but was kept going, touch wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singing jointer View Post
    Plenty around the Eastbourne area mate .. If works tight I can always ask about for you .. Rates aren't great but at least it's work ..
    that would be appreciated mate.

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    have not stopped,even turned work down due to lack of days in the week!
    Will be doing a few weekends up untill christmas to get through the urgent houses, was meant to have an urgent house to start next Thursday except the purchaser of the house has ordered a 'media pack' that Persimmon offers with it's new builds and it has now transpired they have no one to install it!
    "YOUR PRIUS JUST SAVED ALL THE PETROL MY MUSTANG USED!"

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    I've been very busy for the last few months and have plenty of work until March as far as I can see.............the price is poor though and they want the highest quality ever... southwest !!

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    Started up on my own after being laidoff back in april 2011 and been busy ever since have 3 employees now and subbies who i've worked with before who jump in for the bigger job's but still always wondering what's around the corner, it seems to work out though.

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    just had 4 jobs come in all on the bounce...you never know in this game.

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