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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:23 pm 
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Anybody looking for work? Fully refurbished terraced house, new plastered ceilings and walls etc. Looking for somebody to paint and decorate and finish off. Caulking etc


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:27 pm 
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You're looking for a decorator then?

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i wonder if a handyman done the plastering as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:48 pm 
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No, I'm looking for a handyman with basic knowledge and abilities in most trades. I listed one or two jobs that I need doing. The significant majority is decorating and finishing, which is why this is in the painting and decorating section.


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NeilH wrote:
No, I'm looking for a handyman with basic knowledge and abilities in most trades. I listed one or two jobs that I need doing. The significant majority is decorating and finishing, which is why this is in the painting and decorating section.

You've spent up haven't you?

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OI you lot why so unfriendly ???

"Some" Handymen (or Women) are more than capable of producing a decent decorating finish


@ OP, If I were near you I'd be happy to quote. Sadly I don't know anyone in your area who could help.

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wine~o wrote:
OI you lot why so unfriendly ???

"Some" Handymen (or Women) are more than capable of producing a decent decorating finish


@ OP, If I were near you I'd be happy to quote. Sadly I don't know anyone in your area who could help.

I don't think anyones having a dig at handymen mate, but "basic skills" says to me that the OP has a lower expectation of a handyman, which he probably extends to price too.





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I agree fitzy. Plus it's the whole house,not just a room(not saying a handyman ain't capable)
It does sound as if he wants it done "on the cheap"

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Well if your a handyman with basic skills I'm sure you'd be delighted at this opportunity and quite possibly a cost effective option for the home owner.


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Desmondo15 wrote:
Well if your a handyman with basic skills I'm sure you'd be delighted at this opportunity and quite possibly a cost effective option for the home owner.
I am, but my bid last night for the job was rejected by the mods. I think I was too cheap.


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OchAye wrote:
Desmondo15 wrote:
Well if your a handyman with basic skills I'm sure you'd be delighted at this opportunity and quite possibly a cost effective option for the home owner.
I am, but my bid last night for the job was rejected by the mods. I think I was too cheap.


Oh dear, mine too. And mine was with sympathy for the HO. Guess they read it differently. At least I've had my cherry popped now.


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OchAye wrote:
Desmondo15 wrote:
Well if your a handyman with basic skills I'm sure you'd be delighted at this opportunity and quite possibly a cost effective option for the home owner.
I am, but my bid last night for the job was rejected by the mods. I think I was too cheap.

That's because you was not handy enough mate :-)


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This post reminds me of a few conversations I've had with customers when I've been really busy.

"You could do with a cheap labourer to strip wallpaper, do prep and emulsion" . . . Like none of these require any level of skill.

Just keep em away from the glossing and it'll be fine eh?





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i once worked for a builder who used to have his wife labour for him.She always thought decorators were just glorified cleaners..i didn't last to long working for them.


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