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  • Psychotext 11 Aug 2020 18:45:20 67,444 posts
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    As racist as this is, I don't think I'm ever employing another fucking Brit. All Polish tradesmen from now on.
  • Nexus_6 11 Aug 2020 18:46:57 5,230 posts
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    @Psychotext Have you considered getting a professional to help? For all the trouble you have had, you could find benefit in engaging an architect and get a minor works contract for your remedials.
    It would annoy me having to go to that, but you would get a bit more peace of mind and someone fighting your corner.
  • RyanDS 11 Aug 2020 18:52:02 13,316 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    As racist as this is, I don't think I'm ever employing another fucking Brit. All Polish tradesmen from now on.
    Always the same in any country. The locals are lazy and shit. The immigrants work their arses off. My mates in Thailand always get Burmese workers, in South africa uou get Nigerians etc.
  • TheSaint 11 Aug 2020 19:22:39 19,866 posts
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    Iíve used a lot of decent British tradesmen. Need to spend some time doing research and reading reviews though.
  • Psychotext 11 Aug 2020 19:26:26 67,444 posts
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    TheSaint wrote:
    Iíve used a lot of decent British tradesmen. Need to spend some time doing research and reading reviews though.
    Everyone I've used was personally recommended, and cross checked with reviews. My assumption is people haven't got a fucking clue what decent work looks like... that, or the gypsy curse.

    Of people I've personally picked I'm 0/4. Include Barratt contractors and I'm 2/20.

    Edited by Psychotext at 19:27:08 11-08-2020
  • sport 11 Aug 2020 19:26:50 16,262 posts
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    Checkka trade, chekka trade dot com.
  • Psychotext 11 Aug 2020 19:27:38 67,444 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Checkka trade, chekka trade dot com.
    Fully ironic, because this lot have that on their van.

    Nexus_6 wrote:
    @Psychotext Have you considered getting a professional to help? For all the trouble you have had, you could find benefit in engaging an architect and get a minor works contract for your remedials.
    It would annoy me having to go to that, but you would get a bit more peace of mind and someone fighting your corner.
    I'm at the point of doing it all myself to be honest. I really don't have the time, but I don't have the time to deal with sorting out shit work either.

    Edited by Psychotext at 19:29:00 11-08-2020
  • Fake_Blood 11 Aug 2020 19:37:03 10,565 posts
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    That's what you get for wanting a fucking patio. Just get a shed and sit in that like the rest of us.
  • Psychotext 11 Aug 2020 19:42:23 67,444 posts
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    I actually don't want a patio, I want to be able to move my fish, and first I need a large flat very solid area (so like a patio!).

    I have a nice shed though, I suspect it's nice because I didn't pay some asshat to build it.
  • sport 11 Aug 2020 19:47:09 16,262 posts
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    Cmon lads, how bout we get an EG crew together and help Psycho out. Roguey is an ace campaigner, kal can do the branding, elstoof knows everything there is about aircraft...
  • Trafford 11 Aug 2020 19:49:19 8,635 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:

    @NickKnowles

    SOS!
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Aug 2020 21:00:53 10,545 posts
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    I know a lot about carp
  • sport 11 Aug 2020 21:10:02 16,262 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    I know a lot about carp
    There has been talk of a glory hole.
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Aug 2020 21:11:38 10,545 posts
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    I will get the BC CDC to look into a Welsh glory hole
  • freddymercurystwin 11 Aug 2020 21:38:17 2,236 posts
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    At least he's not clogging up the house buying thread again.
  • JoeBlade 11 Aug 2020 21:51:02 5,226 posts
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    freddymercurystwin wrote:
    clogging up the house
    # Watch out you might get what you're after
    Boom babies strange but not a stranger
    I'm an ordinary guy
    Clogging up the house #
  • Psychotext 11 Aug 2020 22:20:52 67,444 posts
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    Had a friend take a look to make sure I wasn't being super sensitive. I wasn't, it's shit.
  • dominalien 11 Aug 2020 22:37:11 9,801 posts
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    Polish people work terribly in Poland. If you want to get something done more or less well for a sensible price and more or less on time, you need to get some Ukrainian dudes in.
  • mrpon 11 Aug 2020 22:45:53 36,357 posts
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    Get the pics up Psy.
  • Psychotext 12 Aug 2020 00:48:07 67,444 posts
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    I can post some tomorrow, assuming I'm not murdered by some offended builder.
  • Nanocrystal 12 Aug 2020 03:45:17 2,203 posts
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    I've heard Armenians are the go-to ethnicity if you want someone fucked up.
  • Technoishmatt 12 Aug 2020 07:44:50 4,461 posts
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    We paid a designer a couple hundred quid for some drawings, then used their recommendation for building work. They can also do project management etc and although we didn't need that, they are used to having the relationships and hope of repeated business for renovations.
  • Dirt3 12 Aug 2020 10:25:59 1,124 posts
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    I realised I need a patio laying in my back garden.

    If you pile up the slabs out front, I'll be round with the van to pick them up. Won't even charge you for the diesel.

    I can get rid of gypsy curses as well at £20 a shot if you're interested.
  • Psychotext 12 Aug 2020 11:39:00 67,444 posts
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    But what if I don't know how many Gypsy curses I have? Could get expensive. :(

    Oh, and they haven't come back yet. In a way I'm hoping they're too embarrassed to so I can just rip it up myself and get it sorted. I suspect they're just off fucking up someone else's garden though.

    They must be desperate though, working in the sort of heat we've had the last few days is just insanity.
  • sport 12 Aug 2020 11:42:25 16,262 posts
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    Given the weather situation, I'd personally blame the quality of the work on the quality of refreshments provided by said client.
  • dominalien 12 Aug 2020 12:11:20 9,801 posts
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    Oh, yeah. I hear itís requisite to provide a constant supply of beer.

    Donít

    Edited by dominalien at 12:12:22 12-08-2020
  • Psychotext 12 Aug 2020 12:11:37 67,444 posts
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    Fair.
  • mrpon 13 Aug 2020 16:29:50 36,357 posts
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    Just need to listen to the Magnum PI theme tune.
  • Fake_Blood 14 Aug 2020 10:34:59 10,565 posts
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    So the forumís favourite game, Fortnite, got pulled from both the Apple and Google Play stores for trying to circumvent the 30% cut those platforms take on any in-app purchases. Most amazing thing to me is a multi billion dollar company playing the 1984 card.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 14 Aug 2020 10:50:27 9,298 posts
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    I can't help but feel that a company that's 40% owned by a shell for the Chinese Government shouldn't be playing the 1984 card.
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