"Good points, David. There's a real up-turn with work at the moment, so we should all be picking the better jobs.
This idiot has spent the evening removing Pyracantha thorns from his hands. Should have refused the job.... :-)"
"True, alos in Leeds at least getting a tiler/decorator/plumber/roofer means paying top whack now as they are all flat out, most I know are booked thru till after xmas now, so simply if it looks like hard work dont bother quoting - No point busting…"
"We had issues finding a painter to do the outside of our previous house.
It was a '30s detached house on a steep hill, so very high and with hard-to-access areas. We ended up finding a guy who was hapy to take it on, but only if we scaffolded…"
"I help a huge range of trades with their marketing. In my experience, tradesmen fall into 2 groups. The ones who are business savvy, and those who aren't. The former don't need to respond the requests for small jobs, the latter are usually…"