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A lad me and my mate do a lot of academy school work for asked us to have a look at his back garden that other so called landscapers had had a go at, he said they give up when they couldn’t sort the drainage problem by digging down, no idea why they didn’t put land drain in and come up, that’s what we did

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Fake grass all down, glued and screwed, brush up and sand in the morning as long as it’s not raining, turns out the bloke doesn’t like it, he wanted more of a playing surface ( well he should of got the Astro turf people in ) but his wife loves it and says it’s not just about the little boy, it’s ideal for the little girl to play on as well and as we know the only opinion that matters in a house is the wife’s 

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Job finished, sanded and brushed ( by hand 🥵10m by 30m ) the bloke doesn’t like it, I think he was expecting a five a side football pitch, not fake grass, his missus and the kids love it so seen as that’s all that counts fu*k him, I think it looks really good 

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52 minutes ago, ollieollie said:

I’m a brickie, 20 yrs in and looking for a change. Fair play for making the jump 

I was more pushed than jumped, I was a HGV mechanic for 25 years and always worked 4 on 4 off so worked with my mate doing all sorts of groundwork on my days off ( drainage, foundations, patios, horse arena’s, anything outside) when the virus came they furloughed everyone apart from 4 of us and put us 4 on 5 days a week and knocked 10 hours pay off us, the buggers at home were being paid more than me, so I told the gaffer to fu*k off and started doing this full time, it’s been a bit up and down but I’m lucky, my missus is an accountant and has a really good job, my old gaffer has rang me 4 times since I rapped in in April 2020 asking if I’ll go back, so it’s nice to know I’ve got something to fall back on 👍

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3 hours ago, Stavross said:

I was more pushed than jumped, I was a HGV mechanic for 25 years and always worked 4 on 4 off so worked with my mate doing all sorts of groundwork on my days off ( drainage, foundations, patios, horse arena’s, anything outside) when the virus came they furloughed everyone apart from 4 of us and put us 4 on 5 days a week and knocked 10 hours pay off us, the buggers at home were being paid more than me, so I told the gaffer to fu*k off and started doing this full time, it’s been a bit up and down but I’m lucky, my missus is an accountant and has a really good job, my old gaffer has rang me 4 times since I rapped in in April 2020 asking if I’ll go back, so it’s nice to know I’ve got something to fall back on 👍

Coincidently becoming a mechanic is(was😮) on the list. Im quite handy with motors so am considering doing evening classes at the local college in mechanics. Is it worth a go?

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7 hours ago, ollieollie said:

Coincidently becoming a mechanic is(was😮) on the list. Im quite handy with motors so am considering doing evening classes at the local college in mechanics. Is it worth a go?

I used to moan about it every day but I guess that’s because I did it for so long, my last job was 7 years at IVECO I was paid more than anyone else in the garage because all they could get was car mechanics and needed someone who knew about trucks, before that I was gaffer at a tanker/road haulage company where I specialised in chemical tankers ( that was a good job, before they were bought out) if you are thinking about it, I’d look at the HGV side, it pays a lot better than a car mechanic, a few of my mates still do it and they are all on 40+ a year and cars are to small, you can’t hit them hard enough with a big hammer 👍

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On 16/09/2021 at 16:18, Stavross said:

Job finished, sanded and brushed ( by hand 🥵10m by 30m ) the bloke doesn’t like it, I think he was expecting a five a side football pitch, not fake grass, his missus and the kids love it so seen as that’s all that counts fu*k him, I think it looks really good 

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How much did that little lot cost

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3 hours ago, baker boy said:

How much did that little lot cost

Around 30 grand, there’s about 15 grand in the grass and the cushion matting, then there’s 120 tonne of type 1 stone, all the drainage gear, about 3 1/2 grand in the sleeper wall and fence, then there’s all the other bits, 40 bags of postcrete, half a tonne of paving sand, decking screws at 50 quid a box etc, it soon adds up 

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14 minutes ago, Stavross said:

Around 30 grand, there’s about 15 grand in the grass and the cushion matting, then there’s 120 tonne of type 1 stone, all the drainage gear, about 3 1/2 grand in the sleeper wall and fence, then there’s all the other bits, 40 bags of postcrete, half a tonne of paving sand, decking screws at 50 quid a box etc, it soon adds up 

Cheers 👍

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