Low point scraping barrel

Mr White

Active Member
All living in the same flat sharing the rent and bills etc,No wonder can undercut us
I wouldn’t know about that.

But to have 3/4 vans and keep 6/8 lads working you’d be way over the VAT threshold and registered which I doubt they are and probably limited which they aren’t.

It’s basically 8 guys all driving around sharing the work out and coming together for the bigger projects.

Good idea to be honest, fair play to them
 

jamesthefirst

Private Member
I joined rated people in 2009 when I was quiete, I found it very useful for the public but not us. I had about 8 good reviews and a website of work but none of the customers ever bothered to look just interested in cheapest quote and to be done tomorrow. My builder etc are useful if you have blokes to keep busy or a multi trader.
Which local was very good as it was a better class of person looking for a good job and willing to pay and wait.
Don’t think it exists now though.
 

Gibbo

Well-Known Member
I wouldn’t know about that.

But to have 3/4 vans and keep 6/8 lads working you’d be way over the VAT threshold and registered which I doubt they are and probably limited which they aren’t.

It’s basically 8 guys all driving around sharing the work out and coming together for the bigger projects.

Good idea to be honest, fair play to them
You should see the big teams from Luton they do a townhouse in a day
 

Gurva

Active Member
I wouldn’t know about that.

But to have 3/4 vans and keep 6/8 lads working you’d be way over the VAT threshold and registered which I doubt they are and probably limited which they aren’t.

It’s basically 8 guys all driving around sharing the work out and coming together for the bigger projects.

Good idea to be honest, fair play to them
Doing a lot of re-gen work around sw Scotland green scheme kind of stuff,I know there rates and us boys just simply can’t compete,work till silly o’clock obv to make a crust,all live in same house/flat etc it’s the only way it could work,
Don’t mind anybody making a honest crust tbh FairPlay to them,always will be people undercutting you in this game it’s just the way it is
 

Mr White

Active Member
So you’d be competing against it like this

Let’s say a 12 x 12 bedroom re-skim

Mr British plasterer working alone

2 decent days, ceiling a couple of walls, next day a couple of walls and tidy is going to be, without nailing it too much around £xxx ( you know, I once got in trouble for talking prices on here )

Now Mr polish with multiple lads working all pissing in the same pot

Probably only charge £70/£80 per day per lad so your at £160 labour. They will do it in a day, quite easily + materials.

You’ve got no chance.

That’s what mybuilder will give you.

Now add into the mix the young eager lads and old time handymen wanting to earn a crust. That’s what you’ll be competing with and paying for the privilege
 

satan

Active Member
Mr White ...........What age group would you be and did you vote to leave EU or stay in EU?
 

satan

Active Member
No all I was going to say is that if you are anything but a UKIP voter since 2004 and voted to stay in EU. Then you cannot complain about immigrants reducing prices and undercutting you.

The only reasons for mass immigration is to drive down labour prices and keep wages low..................and to swell the numbers of the pro immigration parties such as Labour.Lib/Dems etc. There is no other reasons for mass immigration/open borders.

The pension/NHS bollox is just a smoke screen.
 

Gibbo

Well-Known Member
So you’d be competing against it like this

Let’s say a 12 x 12 bedroom re-skim

Mr British plasterer working alone

2 decent days, ceiling a couple of walls, next day a couple of walls and tidy is going to be, without nailing it too much around £xxx ( you know, I once got in trouble for talking prices on here )

Now Mr polish with multiple lads working all pissing in the same pot

Probably only charge £70/£80 per day per lad so your at £160 labour. They will do it in a day, quite easily + materials.

You’ve got no chance.

That’s what mybuilder will give you.

Now add into the mix the young eager lads and old time handymen wanting to earn a crust. That’s what you’ll be competing with and paying for the privilege
Two days f**k off thats a day
 

Mr White

Active Member
No all I was going to say is that if you are anything but a UKIP voter since 2004 and voted to stay in EU. Then you cannot complain about immigrants reducing prices and undercutting you.

The only reasons for mass immigration is to drive down labour prices and keep wages low..................and to swell the numbers of the pro immigration parties such as Labour.Lib/Dems etc. There is no other reasons for mass immigration/open borders.

The pension/NHS bollox is just a smoke screen.
I’m late 20’s and honestly don’t mind immigration.

I don’t vote and never have.

I’m not complaining about immigrants under cutting me, they don’t. I don’t use my builder or carry out Plastering anymore.

The polish guy who “smash’s it” on my builder I take my hat off to him. Him and 7 others all charge cheap prices all make a good living and are constantly busy.

The point is while on the outside they have 4 vans 8 lads working for them they look like a big out fit that clean up and make mega $$$ in reality they probably take a lot of cash and drip invoice payments into multiple “lads accounts” and share the money between them.

Fair play to them.
 

satan

Active Member
I’m late 20’s and honestly don’t mind immigration.

I don’t vote and never have.
Well you should. Not because it is a racist thing. Because if you have uncontrolled immigration you will never have decent services because the system keeps getting over loaded but also wave after wave will keep undercutting the previous wave to get work and wages will just keep getting lower and lower. Nothing will be able to check this because the pro immigration parties will just keep getting voted into power...............and you will be powerless..............and then the system collapses.................and then you are f*ked.
 

satan

Active Member
You can't just say its the poles or foreigners doing this though, British firms will happily throw 4 lads in a plot, 2 upstairs, 2 down
Tis true. It doesnt matter who they are. It is the ever expanding over supply of labour. It will just keep expanding and expanding and expanding out of control.

The only beneficiaries are large employers.
 

Mr White

Active Member
Well you should. Not because it is a racist thing. Because if you have uncontrolled immigration you will never have decent services because the system keeps getting over loaded but also wave after wave will keep undercutting the previous wave to get work and wages will just keep getting lower and lower. Nothing will be able to check this because the pro immigration parties will just keep getting voted into power...............and you will be powerless..............and then the system collapses.................and then you are f*ked.
Whether I like it or not is not the point of the thread here. It’s irrelevant.

The point of the thread was talking about mybuilder.

Lurpak showed us a gang who “smash it” in Birmingham

I simply pointed out that just because they had vans and bodies it didn’t mean they were smashing it and therefor that’s what you’d be competing with on my builder.
 

satan

Active Member
You blame Polish lads. At one time it was Irish lads. Tomorrow it will be African lads. Then it will be someone elses lads.

While the native population sits on the dole, watches Jeremy Kyle and takes benefits and sells drugs.

Economic policies of the mad house.
 

satan

Active Member
I simply pointed out that just because they had vans and bodies it didn’t mean they were smashing it and therefor that’s what you’d be competing with on my builder.
No what you are competing with is too many people after the same money.

If something pays well then you will find everybody wants to do that trade.

If cleaning shithouse paid good money you will find everybody doing that as well.

When the price of plastering comes down (recession/bust) then you will find those same people will move to some other trade.

What you are seeing is simple economics...........not enough work/money for the available tradesmen.

A race to the bottom. Got nothing to do who they are.
 

Mr White

Active Member
No what you are competing with is too many people after the same money.

If something pays well then you will find everybody wants to do that trade.

If cleaning shithouse paid good money you will find everybody doing that as well.

When the price of plastering comes down (recession/bust) then you will find those same people will move to some other trade.

What you are seeing is simple economics...........not enough work/money for the available tradesmen.

A race to the bottom. Got nothing to do who they are.
Exactly, I agree 100%

It makes no difference if they were Polish, English, Irish or from the moon.

The fact is mybuilder provides a platform for those who want to race to the bottom..
 

satan

Active Member
Exactly, I agree 100%

It makes no difference if they were Polish, English, Irish or from the moon.

The fact is mybuilder provides a platform for those who want to race to the bottom..
So you have two choices..................Do something else or do things properly.

If you stop in trade then the same thing happens when a down turn in building comes which is very soon.

Take a look at others who specialise and get yourself a website and learn how to use the internet to get work other than sites like MyBuilder.
 

The_one_coat_wizard

Active Member
You can't judge what is happening within the plastering industry by using my builder

90 percent of lads I know all work for the same little group of companies either threw someone or direct

these companies definatly have the monoply on the bigger projects - hotels, schools, etc
 

satan

Active Member
The fact is mybuilder provides a platform for those who want to race to the bottom..
But the public/potential customers are using MyBuilder because your website which doesnt excist never came up in their search results and MyBuilder did.
 

Mr White

Active Member
So you have two choices..................Do something else or do things properly.

If you stop in trade then the same thing happens when a down turn in building comes which is very soon.

Take a look at others who specialise and get yourself a website and learn how to use the internet to get work other than sites like MyBuilder.
I don’t get any work from mybuilder.

I have a website that currently ranks no 1 for

Monocouche Render + my area
K rend + my area
K Render + my area
Coloured Render + my area
Monocouche + my area
Rendering companies + my area
Rendering + my area
Thin coat + my area
Silicone render + my area
Acrylic render + my area
JUB + my area
Machine rendering + my area
Weber Rendering + my area
Parex Rendering + my area
Spray Render + my area
Spray rendering + my area

Plus many many more and other areas to boot.
 

Mr White

Active Member
So let’s just back up here

@Megamixer starts a thread saying he’s tried mybuilder and didn't like it

@lurpak (and rightly) provides a decent argument and debate showing other companies making it work and saying he does too

I suggest mybuilder is not all it seems and provide an example of how in the past (like 4 years ago) it was a bit shite and it can be a bit like gambling.

I also point out that just because someone has a few lads and vans who happen to be polish may still be working for quite cheap, but in a bigger scale.

....... and you ask my if I voted in a EU referendum and tell me to get a website.

Have you been drinking
 

satan

Active Member
I don’t get any work from mybuilder.

I have a website that currently ranks no 1 for

Monocouche Render + my area
K rend + my area
K Render + my area
Coloured Render + my area
Monocouche + my area
Rendering companies + my area
Rendering + my area
Thin coat + my area
Silicone render + my area
Acrylic render + my area
JUB + my area
Machine rendering + my area
Weber Rendering + my area
Parex Rendering + my area
Spray Render + my area
Spray rendering + my area

Plus many many more and other areas to boot.
Well you are a clever Dickie arent you.................But who the fck puts any of that shite in an internet search when looking for a fcking plasterer?

I am not surprised the Polish lads are taking all your work.

Learn about the internet Mr White otherwise Colonel Mustardski will have you cleaning his shithouse out before long.
 

Mr White

Active Member
Well you are a clever Dickie arent you.................But who the fck puts any of that shite in an internet search when looking for a fcking plasterer?

I am not surprised the Polish lads are taking all your work.

Learn about the internet Mr White otherwise Colonel Mustardski will have you cleaning his shithouse out before long.
No polish lads are taking work from me, because I don’t go on mybuilder and compete with them.

That’s the whole point of the thread
 

satan

Active Member
No polish lads are taking work from me, because I don’t go on mybuilder and compete with them.

That’s the whole point of the thread
Well that stuff what you pride yourself for coming top of google for is useless...........totally useless. And I know because I have been doing that work for 10 years now and extremely successful at it up to 14 months back when I stopped.
 

Mr White

Active Member
Well that stuff what you pride yourself for coming top of google for is useless...........totally useless. And I know because I have been doing that work for 10 years now and extremely successful at it up to 14 months back when I stopped.
Are you sure about that? I think our turnover form Internet enquires was about £130,000 last Dec to Dec
 
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