"Might seem like I'm moaning but I've had numerous young helpers and a minute percentage are of any use at all. One is young man who got expelled from school and is now an asset to my team ( their were initial problems which I ironed out)…"
"It is unfortunate but cheap, cheap, cheap often means miether, miether, miether and alarm bells always ring with me when this happens I now tend to veer clear of these people as best I can. The 4in post point is a good one but yet again difficult…"
"In the Main Street in the town where I live the pavements are sawn sandstone and all you need is a touch of frost or ice and we have an ice rink !! Countless people have broken bones and serious falls and numerous complaints have been made ever…"
"As I look at the picture I notice a silver birch tree and would assume perhaps a thin layer of algae paired with a smooth surface would be perhaps the cause. I would treat the surface with Algon to get rid of the algae then lightly power wash and…"
"What I do is name each material to be used in the project individually on my notebook then off my design and notes I calculate the tonnage for aggregates sq m or linear meter age for wood, paving walling etc then get the calculator out. You also…"
"I'm not a fan of block paving to be honest the weeds and moss are always an issue and are high maintenance ,blanket weed killing, scraping joints where the moss is persistent,silicon sanding also when weeds are dead they more often than not…"
"If it was me I'd be letting the contractor who let the resin leach onto the patio do the running about and ask him to sort it at his own cost and time. Other that that you could try sandblasting it off I've done this with paint stains in…"
"I would use a cantilever method with tannalised joists as mentioned above and either use threaded bar or bolts. It is essential to concrete the posts holding the deck in position with a good depth and width of concrete, I also use threaded bar on…"
"My landscapers get the waterproofs on but I always find fencing jobs can still be done, dry stone walling, preparation work, organising materials for other projects and hauling them on site eg flags stacked and ready. We also do garden work so…"
"This is a scenario I get often and it infuriates me no end however with my quote ( which i make as detailed as possible) there are notes on a separate sheet that specifies that any extra work not mentioned in the quote or change of specification…"
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