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Cranford Steve
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I am a Bricklayer by trade, been doing it most of my life. Have been working for myself as a builder for the last 7 years. Can do pretty much everything, but I hate plastering!!!! I do alot of landscaping, ie, block paving, slabbing, concreting, brickwork and stonework etc. I love re-pointing!
Here is what I do.
Brickwork
Stonework
Blockwork
Block paving
Slabbing
Concreting
Groundwork(everything)
Tiling
Carpentry
Painting
Drylining
Tape and Jointing
Suspended Ceilings
Treework ie, small take downs, pruning, small removal
General Gardening Work
I also undertake Hedge Laying, not much call for it this year but next winter fingers crossed.
Digger Driving and Tele Handler.
Everything in the house that the wife wants doing, painting, putting up shelves and so on......
My dad also taught me to weld and fix cars, I am also quite handy with sheet metal.

Not bad for a bloke who left school at 15 with nowt!!!! )t'
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Cranford Steve wrote:I am a Bricklayer by trade, been doing it most of my life. Have been working for myself as a builder for the last 7 years. Can do pretty much everything, but I hate plastering!!!! I do alot of landscaping, ie, block paving, slabbing, concreting, brickwork and stonework etc. I love re-pointing!
Here is what I do.
Brickwork
Stonework
Blockwork
Block paving
Slabbing
Concreting
Groundwork(everything)
Tiling
Carpentry
Painting
Drylining
Tape and Jointing
Suspended Ceilings
Treework ie, small take downs, pruning, small removal
General Gardening Work
I also undertake Hedge Laying, not much call for it this year but next winter fingers crossed.
Digger Driving and Tele Handler.
Everything in the house that the wife wants doing, painting, putting up shelves and so on......
My dad also taught me to weld and fix cars, I am also quite handy with sheet metal.

Not bad for a bloke who left school at 15 with nowt!!!! )t'


Fancy a busman's holiday in the Durham area??
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I would love to, but the family say I cant work away anymore because they dont see me.
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Bring them with you!
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RuthG wrote:Bring them with you!

"would love to"! )t'
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What an interesting thread. I,m a qualified electrician by trade but can turn my hand to basicaly anything, I,ve installed my own central heating (checked by corgi reg mate). Am just at the end of a loft conversion project which I,m pleased with ( made my1st own half landing staircase which turned out really well). Plastering, carpentry, bathroom installments, tilling, concreting, brick/blockwork, put a new roof on my house , velux windows, floor laying, installing coving, put in an en suite shower room which also involved put new drainage in, kitchen installments (next year going to have a go at making bespoke kitchen units) Installed my own double glazing. repair my own boiler when needed (electrical/mechanical) decorating etc, basically have never paid anyone to do any job for me. Just installed a small home recording/music studio (hence the loft conversion) and cheif dogs body and pot washer in our house... :-D
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Hi iv'e run my own business in property maintenence for the last few years Qualified in :-
Painting and decorating
Tiling
Plumbing
bathroom and kitchen installations
Gardener and landscaper
joiner
plastering
and the list goes on, basically if its on your property and its broken etc i can fix it. Hope im able to help out at some point )t'
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im 73 years of age, been there got the t shirt etc,lived in the countryside all my life,i would be pleased to answer any questions you feel you would like a answer too +confused+
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This thread is brilliant hearing all about what people can do and what they know....its great to have a list of people to call upon for advise. I know its helped me with any questions I have had for the Chicken bits.

Well what can I bring to the table, lets see, not a lot of academic I am afraid.

I have bred small animals most of life so know quite a bit about rats, guinea pigs and mice. Love crafting and sewing, I have a lovely seing room, well its warmer than a shed +f+ I can handle small building and plumbing projects, well I built my chicken run and its still standing so cant be that bad :-D

By trade I am an Estate Officer for a Housing Company so know a canny bit about Social Housing issues and benefits. I specialise in older persons services so can help out where I can with anything money or housing related. Always on the look out to iradicate finanical exclusion.

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About the same as the last two posts, can cover most diy matters and light building work along with some car/van repairs. As for gardening thats my work line trained as a gardener/groundsman when I left school.
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I'm a 'semi retired' ex Auto Electrician, now work as a part time drug dealer, collecting and delivering prescriptions for a local chemist.
Have kept/bred some sort of animal all my life, dogs, cats, chooks, ducks, rabbits, birds, gerbils, fish, etc.......... you get the picture. :-D
Collector & restorer of Dinky toys, licensed Radio Ham & enthusiastic veg grower.
Also do a bit of woodwork, make trellis & planters, rabbit hutches, runs, nest boxes & what have ya for a garden centre.

Wendy is a dementia nurse by day, and a prolific quilter, knitter, 'sewist', patchworker & a super cook & baker at any other time. )t'
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Interesting about the radio ham neilyman. I used to be a very active class A radio ham back in the 90,s. Great hobby and met some very nice people from other countries via radio.
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Wow, that takes me back. My dad has been an active radio ham all my life. I am actually licensed but never really used it.
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sazchops wrote:Wow, that takes me back. My dad has been an active radio ham all my life. I am actually licensed but never really used it.


Although not active now Sazchops I was very much into it and was also mad keen learning about propagation and antenna design/theory. I also built my own 60ft wind up mast which used to acomodate a pair of stacked yagis for the HF bands. I still have an old 2 mtr sideband tranceiver that I used to connect to the DX cluster with. What class of licence do you and your father hold Sazchops? My callsign is G0UOJ
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I can lay bricks, plaster small areas, do plumbing, make simple furniture, lay flooring, painting and decorating, simple electrics. In fact, I'll have a go at most things and they usually turn out OK.

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