Monday, 30 April 2012

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Sunday, 29 April 2012

new staff to help cope

well its been so busy we have had to take on more staff and stop looking at anymore work, unheard of ever before i am to say but its true! surely this is a good sign for the building trade?the economy? it certainly is for moral!
we actually just got sent a works pad and pen with calling cards from one of our avenues of work. very posh.
working on a massive house we spent a year working on 2 years ago, painting all the windows and doors, guttering, flat roof to repair/ceiling to repair, garden clearance, excess household goods to move, rendering and so much more. the project sees 7 of us working there at times.
kitchen to fit next week and some tiling- we tiled the kitchen floor and bathroom, plus did various small works. outside tap has to fit into the schedule somewhere.
minor garden works- moving a shed/installation of a base, cat flap, childs swing concreted down and more.
major works at a government establishment.
small bathroom refit
making a custom door, taking down an internal wall, rendering, full rip out and re fit of a bathroom.
lounge to paint.
roof to strip and then apply new felt and batons/lead etc oh and fancy guttering in galvanised steel.
pond and feature to a garden along with 20 fence panels.
we have just fitted a trampoline-details to come-installed a shed base-moved a shed and electrics-installed ridge tiles-bathroom and fascia works-painted window sills- -patio to caravan-plus more to upload when there is time.
patio to the side of a caravan in heacham
new stair case to fit
brick and slab stairs to a caravan and alterations to fencing
stairs and floor renovation to a cottage
phew and there is more!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

coming up for us!

we have a trampoline to put into the ground, house to paint-garden makeover-floor to level-windows to seal-tiling-wallpapering- you get the gist, another house to make over, shed base, kitchen, wall, extension, new stairs to fit-velux windows-floorboards and more, moving a shed and plumbing in, bathroom to fit and more. plus lots of paperwork out there waiting for people to agree on.

Monday, 16 April 2012

yes its been ages, but we have been busy!

work work and looking for some play time! While the weather is upside down we are jumping from job to job trying to get anything finished. seems as quick as we start a job the weather stops us, shame it still rains the weekends too. but! here is the finished pointing to the end gable and the painting of the front! you can see that the left side predominately has the rough looking areas, this is as the previous builders used cement and sand, no lime. so without smashing the flint etc to get it out we had to leave these areas.

Monday, 2 April 2012

it will only take a minute! by big builders bum

next time i hear the saying "it will only take you a minute" i might just drop my trousers and show them what i really think!
agreed to a job to help someone out and low and behold it has stressed us both out and left me wanting to bang my head against the wall as i know there is NO such thing as "it will only take a minute". what that actually means is can you do a quick little job to make this look better but i dont want to spend alot and im in a hurry please can you help me.
being mister i like to help anyone i fall deeply into the sea of rubbish and allow the only a minute job to turn into a " i wish i had said NO". repairing fascia board where starlings are nesting, simple little job i thought. pulled the dodgy looking board off and look what we have here, woodworm, rot, enough nesting material for a small elephant let alone a starling family, previous workmanship which was conducted in the dark with no candles oooooooooooooooooooh stop it. so filler, nails and lots of bubblegum later, we coated the precarious looking fascia with a coat of cover up all sins paint (its not really called that or actually available).
it was a job done on a shoe string but the string ended up being cotton and the bath panel and toilet seat from a local DIY shop were just as bad. never have i cut a bath panel with a pair of scissors or had one tear like paper. rubbish! is too kind for them!
so today was not the easy little day as planned for this cold ridden builder.
lets hope the glass mosaic tiles are ok for the client what nigel was enjoying himself working with.
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