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I got a price for pointing the rear of our 2 up 2 down terrace.
The kitchen is an extension. The gap in the brickwork is quite narrow.

1700, seems like a lot to me.

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R D S wrote:
I got a price for pointing the rear of our 2 up 2 down terrace.
The kitchen is an extension. The gap in the brickwork is quite narrow.

1700, seems like a lot to me.

Rick


It's a con, I don't know anyone who charges more than 25 per m2, your
exterior brickwork can't possibly be 85m2, most mid terraced houses are 45m2
in total, meaning about 23m2 per elevation, you can subtract a few metres
off for the extension so the total should be about 20m2, which should come
to about 500, even if he has to hire zip up scaffold (cue the 'not allowed
to' brigade) then it can only be another hundred....don't pay more than 700


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I got a price for pointing the rear of our 2 up 2 down terrace.
The kitchen is an extension. The gap in the brickwork is quite narrow.

1700, seems like a lot to me.

Rick


Why not do it yourself? It's not difficult, the materials are cheap and you
don't need special tools except, perhaps, scaffolding.

It does take time of course ... what's your time worth?

Mary




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I got a price for pointing the rear of our 2 up 2 down terrace.
The kitchen is an extension. The gap in the brickwork is quite narrow.

1700, seems like a lot to me.

Rick - get those glasses on

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I got a price for pointing the rear of our 2 up 2 down terrace.
The kitchen is an extension. The gap in the brickwork is quite narrow.

1700, seems like a lot to me.

Rick - get those glasses on

... uk.DIY !

get your trowel out


I had a go a while ago.
I am really **** at pointing.

Maybe it is in the mix, I may have another do next year.




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I got a price for pointing the rear of our 2 up 2 down terrace.
The kitchen is an extension. The gap in the brickwork is quite narrow.

1700, seems like a lot to me.

Rick - get those glasses on

... uk.DIY !

get your trowel out


I had a go a while ago.
I am really **** at pointing.


Oh come one! Spouse and I once pointed a large house in Bournemouth aided by
a 12 yo and a 14 yo son.

Mary


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On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 21:49:06 GMT, "Phil L"
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R D S wrote:
I got a price for pointing the rear of our 2 up 2 down terrace.
The kitchen is an extension. The gap in the brickwork is quite narrow.

1700, seems like a lot to me.

Rick


It's a con, I don't know anyone who charges more than 25 per m2, your
exterior brickwork can't possibly be 85m2, most mid terraced houses are 45m2
in total, meaning about 23m2 per elevation, you can subtract a few metres
off for the extension so the total should be about 20m2, which should come
to about 500, even if he has to hire zip up scaffold (cue the 'not allowed
to' brigade) then it can only be another hundred....don't pay more than 700

At 25 quid a meter it's an absolute bargain! It's the most mind
bending **** job you can tackle.
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EricP wrote:
On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 21:49:06 GMT, "Phil L"
wrote:

R D S wrote:
I got a price for pointing the rear of our 2 up 2 down terrace.
The kitchen is an extension. The gap in the brickwork is quite
narrow.

1700, seems like a lot to me.

Rick


It's a con, I don't know anyone who charges more than 25 per m2,
your exterior brickwork can't possibly be 85m2, most mid terraced
houses are 45m2 in total, meaning about 23m2 per elevation, you can
subtract a few metres off for the extension so the total should be
about 20m2, which should come to about 500, even if he has to hire
zip up scaffold (cue the 'not allowed to' brigade) then it can only
be another hundred....don't pay more than 700

At 25 quid a meter it's an absolute bargain! It's the most mind
bending **** job you can tackle.


A few years ago I was doing it for a tenner a metre...it's not bad providing
you have a radio and a flask of tea, I can point about 15m2 in a day and I'm
not very fast, I know blokes who can do 20m2+, not bad money at all @ 25
per m2


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Maybe R D S has other talents - looking up things in Google for example :-)


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"Owain" wrote in message
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Mary Fisher wrote:
I had a go a while ago.
I am really **** at pointing.

Oh come one! Spouse and I once pointed a large house in Bournemouth aided
by a 12 yo and a 14 yo son.


That's like assuming that just because a six-year-old Italian child can
eat spaghetti neatly, or a 12-year-old ned pick locks, I should be able to
too.


I don't know any of those :-) But pointing really isn't a high level skill!

Mary




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