- Any Plasterers Looking for Some Work?
Its difficult to find someone willing to quote a reasonable price here who's availablePosted 7 years ago
I would gladly pay your travel expenses and offer you free accomodation at my house whilst you did the job & whilst you're down here I could show you Brechfa and as I said I'm prepared to pay for two days riding at £50 a day also – not a bad offer 🙂
I could email you some pics of what I need doing plus dimensions of spaces involved
In theory,I will let you know how long it should take and the process involved.I only do ahem, jobs for free (cough) I haven't been full time for seven years and my prices reflect that.Pics would also be useful as there is artex and artex if you know what I mean. email@example.com
Plastering is a crap job to learn,and serve your time in properly(4 years apprenticeship),there are few plasterers compared to joiners,painters etc.Posted 7 years ago
I'd have been sorely tempted by this if it wasn't for me being in Glasgow. I've not had regular work for weeks.
When I was kid my dad made a pretty decent living putting artex onto walls and I've made a good few quid in the past covering it up again. God bless fickle interior design. 🙂Posted 7 years ago
It's been a bit up and down. Got a start two months ago only to get let go two weeks later. They'd had a couple of contracts fall through and they let us go so they could move their Hungarian squad onto our job. Lovely eh? Maybe Gordon Brown will think I'm just being a bigot though.
Getting enough bits and pieces to pay the rent and feed my bike bits habit though. Mustn't grumble.Posted 7 years agoRusty MacSubscriber
I am going to be looking for a plasterer in Aberdeen fairly shortly. Had a local guy round last nigh and getting a quote from him next week. The room is a bit of a state, have been recomended to rip down celing and put up plaser board and the walls will need coated in PVA prior to skimming.
If this intrests you more being a little closer my email is in my profile
RustyPosted 7 years ago
To be fair I know a lot of Polish roughcasters who are fantastic at what they do but I'm yet to meet meet a Polish plasterer who I'd see in my way.
Personally I tend not get all "coming over here, taking our jobs" as a rule, my dad's generation did it in Germany in the 80s. That one stuck in my throat a fair bit though and not the first time it's happened. Best thing that could happen is level the playing field, force companies to pay the same to all workers doing the same job. Difficult to police mind you.
Anyway, in true STW style I'm seriously diverting the thread here, apologies to the OP 🙂Posted 7 years ago
Actually I will give you the roughcasters.I last worked full time(for somebody else)6 yo.When I left I was getting £14 an hour.The company replaced me with a Polish guy earning £6.No competition is there.I was one of the wave of Scots who hit London in the late 80's so I know what it is like to go to a foriegn country and take the jobs. 😆Posted 7 years ago
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