Horses for courses

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by andybirdless, Sep 13, 2018 at 8:39 PM.

  1. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    my best pal was a project manager by trade. He earned good money so I assume he was good at it. Certainly worked on some major contracts.

    He moved house a couple of weeks ago. Big five bedroom place that needs renovation, nothing overly big or serious, just a lot of it.

    He hasn't got a clue where to start.

    Completely overwhelmed.

    Spends all day making lists.

    The move itself was a shambles, completely disorganised.


    Funny old world.
     
  2. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    You’ve got a best pal.
     
  3. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    You've got any sort of pal?
     
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  4. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    What really pissed me off was the number of tool sets he had with bits missing. Including a nice old Draper socket set that I gave tI his son who lent it to his dad who has 'misplaced' four sockets and a wrench.

    Don't even get me started on Stanley knives - while clearing tools from every room in the house (I kid you not) and putting them in some semblance of logical order in the garage i came across six! And I had to clear the garage up before I could start.

    Makes my blood boil.

    :smash2:
     
  5. DEG5Y

    DEG5Y Well-Known Member Club Sponsor

    You've got time on your hands and we're always happy to help with plumbing, electrical and building advice!

    :couch:
     
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  6. dln1965

    dln1965 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Is this an omnibus edition of Eastenders??:meparto:
     
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  7. bmwdumptruck

    bmwdumptruck Come on you Hatters Club Sponsor

    Work with so called tradesman like that all the time. Got one guy I do quite a lot of work for but is the messiest and most untidy worker going. Rubbish left thrown around, paint trays with rollers in going dry weeks before the rooms are anywhere near ready for paint. Doors fitted to the new kitchen units as soon as each one is installed (last thing I touch when fitting units, leave them packaged up safe n sound till last).
    Your mate needs to start by clearing out. Carpets and curtains out, wallpaper stripped. Then any structural work, plumbing and electrics. Making good then decorate. Get every room to same stage before moving on whenever possible. Paint one ceiling, paint them all etc.
     
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  8. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    All good advice. In fairness they need to live in it so one room at a time is the only practical way forward.

    When I left on Wednesday we drew up and agreed a plan to at least get the kitchen/diner freshened up (nice kitchen, just needs a coat of paint and some tiles replacing) so at least they have one room to live in - they will spend a lot of time in it. The schedule involved a couple of jobs a day (that I would have done by lunch time) with an easily achievable target of having it all finished by next Friday. Has he done any of them?

    No.
     
  9. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    You can see why he bought it though - this is the view out the bedroom window on a crappy day. For those that know South Wales that is The Sugarloaf in the distance.

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  10. sr71caspar

    sr71caspar B̶a̶n̶n̶e̶d̶ Club Sponsor

    Hmm. .......

    Someone who was meticulous as a job, is quite pants at diy for themself.

    Now, what would that say about someone who is meticulous about diy for themself?




    :eek:



    :icon_popcorn:





    :D:D:D
     
  11. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Be more impressed if that was the view from the living room window.
     
  12. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    It will be when the hedge comes down.

    Fields are normally filled with sheep and cattle, added bonus. And the sun occasionally makes an appearance.

    Great place for stargazing as well.
     
  13. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    Anyone who knows S. Wales will already know that is the Sugarloaf. Your comment should have been addressed to those who don't know S. Wales. Just saying, like. :rolleyes:
     
  14. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor


    The Sugarloaf.

    Capital 'T'.

    :aaaaa:
     
  15. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    It never ceases to amaze me that folk seem to think they can do building work simply because tools are available in diy shops, having the brain to use them is required you know :p

    To put it another way I can easily go out & buy a scalpel but you really wouldn't want me performing surgery on you would you ?
     
  16. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    [QUOTE="slim63, post: 825693, member: 26806"

    To put it another way I can easily go out & buy a scalpel but you really wouldn't want me performing surgery on you would you ?[/QUOTE]
    I would.
     
  17. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

  18. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

  19. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Nope, this is a sugarloaf
     

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  20. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    Oh good I knew I would get victim eventually, scalpel on order :D
     
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