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1 hour ago, si brown said:

Tossers up this way are demanding one brick English for anything in the rd now🤬just done two of these, won’t be doing any more.. straight measure, told him to get fcuked. 
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There's about 10 lads on the site I'm working on...no one wears a hardhat or hi Viz🙈like going back in time before H And S was on everything...I'm doing abit of everything,groundworks, carpentry and laying blocks and bricks,we are getting our daily rate,plus 80 p per block and £450 on a 1000 bricks on top..nice little Brucie bonus,bumps the money up well over a bag of sand a week, they can't get the men ...we do 2 hrs in the morning on the trowel ,massive retaining walls,smash through 2 packs of blocks then jump back on what ever needs doing,band courses on a few  garage's tomorrow......thought everyone used the precast BT boxes these days😁Ive built hundreds over the yrs and used to do all the benching in the manholes 🙄..even they all precast these days...DSC_2227.JPG.0d4d34779fd289df1b92469f67000400.JPGDSC_2226.JPG.e433d90dff693daac42b2c218a8db864.JPGDSC_2024.JPG.c01c1e2ce5b565819d5096ace4654f8c.JPG

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2 minutes ago, Daniel cain said:

There's about 10 lads on the site I'm working on...no one wears a hardhat or hi Viz🙈like going back in time before H And S was on everything...I'm doing abit of everything,groundworks, carpentry and laying blocks and bricks,we are getting our daily rate,plus 80 p per block and £450 on a 1000 bricks on top..nice little Brucie bonus,bumps the money up well over a bag of sand a week, they can't get the men ...we do 2 hrs in the morning on the trowel ,massive retaining walls,smash through 2 packs of blocks then jump back on what ever needs doing,band courses on a few  garage's tomorrow......thought everyone used the precast BT boxes these days😁Ive built hundreds over the yrs and used to do all the benching in the manholes 🙄..even they all precast these days...DSC_2227.JPG.0d4d34779fd289df1b92469f67000400.JPGDSC_2226.JPG.e433d90dff693daac42b2c218a8db864.JPGDSC_2024.JPG.c01c1e2ce5b565819d5096ace4654f8c.JPG

We had to move some cable chambers on Saturday night with 6 cables and the ducting all by hand so we can do some piling, was a right ball ache. 

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24 minutes ago, Greb147 said:

We had to move some cable chambers on Saturday night with 6 cables and the ducting all by hand so we can do some piling, was a right ball ache. 

When I worked on the telecoms network...I saw some right naughty shit....climbed inside a chamber in the road on the old A48 outside Margam park to connect  the sub duct for the  fibre we was blowing...the roof was held up by scaffold boards and 4 X 2 timbers🙈was like Nutty f***ing Jake's goldmine at Oakwood 🤣the things you do for money when young and dumb😉👍

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Tuesday's mole-patrol takes me to the north Haute-Vienne and into the Vienne departments. 16 calls today. Last but one call is a 3 acre riverside plot guarded by a single half barrel trap. Something had beat me to the trap site......

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There are foxes, badgers and boar visiting this garden and I reckon it was boar that dug the trap up. There was some more ploughing nearby. If it had been one of the other two the trap would have gone. I lose up to 12 a year to four legged thieves. 

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I honestly don't know. But the site looked like it had been ploughed rather than dug with paws and there was some other ploughing nearby. It might just have been coincidence that the boar worked the trap site. Last year the caretaker called me out as moles had taken over the whole garden overnight 🤔

Turned out to be boar damage in 8 or 9 areas. From afar it looked like molehills all over the garden. 

I regularly lose traps to foxes and badgers and sometimes find the traps nearby. My old spaniel saved me a fortune in the ones she found. Still lose around a dozen a year though.

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1 hour ago, Daniel cain said:

There's about 10 lads on the site I'm working on...no one wears a hardhat or hi Viz🙈like going back in time before H And S was on everything...I'm doing abit of everything,groundworks, carpentry and laying blocks and bricks,we are getting our daily rate,plus 80 p per block and £450 on a 1000 bricks on top..nice little Brucie bonus,bumps the money up well over a bag of sand a week, they can't get the men ...we do 2 hrs in the morning on the trowel ,massive retaining walls,smash through 2 packs of blocks then jump back on what ever needs doing,band courses on a few  garage's tomorrow......thought everyone used the precast BT boxes these days😁Ive built hundreds over the yrs and used to do all the benching in the manholes 🙄..even they all precast these days...DSC_2227.JPG.0d4d34779fd289df1b92469f67000400.JPGDSC_2226.JPG.e433d90dff693daac42b2c218a8db864.JPGDSC_2024.JPG.c01c1e2ce5b565819d5096ace4654f8c.JPG

its the highways bloke who insists on the bw, he dont trust the lads to concrete round them :blink:

worked for a firm who did a pay thing similar to yours and the mad fckers gave us £5ph bonus when it rained. 

did blockwork for retainer on Friday bed banged down with the shovel, just on with wrapping it in brick work.. will have 19m of brick on edge to bang on it tomorrow :angry: mate chose a good week to go centerparks. 

on plus sites less than a mile from my house so I nipped home and took the ferret for a mooch today while falks had a puncture fixedIMG_2433.jpeg.5ae44d3ca1a622d6ae1cd4aadbe03e60.jpegIMG_2442.jpeg.f0fe44659c558ce0a032d3015717d1d6.jpeg

 

 

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Working on a proper dodgy job this week, digging out for an outside underground garden room, that will have a block and beam roof with a patio on top, they couldn’t get anyone to do it because once you take out the meter of clay there’s a meter seam of sand that’s running water, got a pump running 24 hours, steel in tomorrow then first pour on Thursday, bit different to my normal views working on posh houses Pretty sure timbers and fence posts are not up to HSE’s standard 😁

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