Rate my brickie -Xmas edition…

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  • DrP
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    So, with our budget of Β£22,000,000 was planning on a small erection in our back garden….
    I’m worried our current brickie (Rusty-Trowel) is taking us for a ride?

    Here’s his progress after 6 days. His “tea to brick ratio” is dangerously high, BTW.

    And after another 4 days, he appears to have laid very few extra bricks.

    I had a stern word, and he’s picked up the pace a bit – this is now after 14 days of work..

    I told him to get on with the flooring – 67 thousand tonnes of concrete:

    He’s finally built a corner, but TBH I’m not sure on the draft proof-ness of it all – opinions?

    TBH I’m concerned I’m being take for a ride.
    Should I call it all off, demolish, and start again??

    Help!!

    DrP

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Considering he’s hand making the bricks as well I’d say he’s doing ok.

    wolly
    Member

    are they imperial bricks?

    Stoner
    Member

    No damp proof course? No membrane?
    And have you tied in the piers and corners?

    Shocking. Knock it down and get a pro in. Wrightyson could sort you out with a poured structure made of porridge I reckon…

    footflaps
    Member

    Mortar looks a bit thin!

    Can’t quite see from the picture but are those corners quarter bonded. Also the brickie only has 3 finger and a thumb on each hand and looks like a bit of a meany. Just sayin like.

    footflaps
    Member

    Has he demanded cash up front yet, or threatened anyone? Looks well dodgy to me!

    nealglover
    Member

    Why lay a concrete floor over the existing floor, looks like a nice original feature and your covering it up with concrete !

    Bloody heathen πŸ˜‰

    wrightyson
    Member

    I’d be wary of upsetting that fella, his hands look bloody large and he’s even doing press ups on the job by the look of it!!

    I_Ache
    Member

    Great work Jamie.

    postierich
    Member

    LOL!Your doing well to get a builder to work Boxing day!

    You’re leaving yourself open to heartache and future damp problems with that method of construction. I’ve had these guys in and am very pleased with the results.

    bland
    Member

    Fantastic job! But such a shame to cover such lovely cobbled stones, they dont even need weeding!

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    You got a tower crane installed too! Who’s in your lodge then?

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    Very good πŸ™‚

    toby1
    Member

    Jamie – absolute genius! πŸ˜€

    drlex
    Member

    +1 for Jamie.

    Caption: “I used to be a brickie until I took a length of batten to the knee”?

    xcneil
    Member

    haha this has made me laugh out loud very good πŸ™‚

    konabunny
    Member

    lol

    can’t help notice his brown vest isn’t hi viz. will that affect the house price?

    If only my kids hadn’t got to old for this kind of thing…

    Looks like ace fun πŸ™‚

    PS. 2nd best thread of the year πŸ˜‰

    Grimy
    Member

    Like πŸ˜†

    footflaps
    Member

    Very impressive Jamie!

    Rosss
    Member

    I thought i’d seen him before but I couldn’t put my finger on where then Jamie’s photo brought it call back. He asked for 50k up front gutted my house and left me with nothing. Steer well clear!

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    This thread is awesome….

    footflaps
    Member

    I think I’ve worked out where you went wrong:

    So, with our budget of Β£22,000,000 was planning on a small erection in our back garden….

    You’ve under budgeted for the scale of project, hence only dodgy tradesmen have taken you on…..

    DrP
    Member

    The last laborer involved in the project was only two, and to be honest was a liability on site. Walls knocked down without warning, the tipper was driven without care or attention, and he clearly wasn’t COSHH trained…..

    DrP

    druidh
    Member

    Brilliant work guys.

    Just needs a link to this thread πŸ™‚

    footflaps
    Member

    The last laborer involved in the project was only two

    Age discrimination in the workplace is now outlawed, so you’ll have to rephrase you complaints before submitting them to the tribunal.

    labsey
    Member

    Haha superb.

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