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#31 Tiercel

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 06:23 am

I am now working across the road from a job I did nearly 40 years ago. One of the features was a single squint bay window, we were using concrete bricks and all the squint bricks were machine cut so all the cuts were on the left of the squint arris. Some how or other I had laid one with the cut on the wrong  side but did not notice till I had finished the pillar. I thought feck it today, I will wait till the agent sees it then pull it down. No one noticed, and it is still the same today. I often wonder how many people, if any, have noticed it.

 

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#32 foxdropper

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 02:37 pm

Blockwork 22 a mtr ,bricks 450 per thou .But to be honest i wouldnt work for these rates as good as they are .Price work all the way based on non skorting ,easy laid back days of £180 plus whatever i make on materials.Site work is a young mans game ,wheres your hard hat .Mud and shit ,travelling ,you can keep it .

#33 Flacko

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 06:12 pm

Average price round here mate is £12-13 for blocks & £440 bricks and to tell you the truth it's hard collar when you not a youngen the standard has to be spot on aswell years ago you would call it house bumping not now to strict on nhbc and h&e extensions & private new builds for me and ground works lot better than them big sites. Atb Flacko
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Posted 05 June 2015 - 08:59 am

I can't even work on site now, apparently my City & Guilds and 30+ years in the game don't count for anything, they wont give me the CSCS Bricklayers card, loads of my mates are  in the same boat. A mate of a mate had a site agent ringing him up not long ago, asked him if he was interested in any work, the site agent said he could only get young lads and they were shite, taking more work down than they were putting up  :laugh:  I looked into it and i can appeal, or pay £600 and be "assessed" to see if im capable/safe   :blink: f**k em. Makes me wonder how the foreigners get on site   :hmm:



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 08:17 pm

You should if you can find all your paperwork from college, certificates of city & guilds proof. I find info on it and pass it on to you mate my partner done it I couldn't be arsed he's on ite with gang ime on private work suits me to tell you the truth atb Flacko

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Posted 07 June 2015 - 05:03 am

Iv'e got me C & G cert mate, lost me college stuff now, did it through CITB, so they must have records, just after the £600 fee robbing b*****ds.






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