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Posted: 21 Sep. 2006,18:36 QUOTE

gotta agree with that comment, the development i'm currently running we've got 3 polish groundworkers and they are bloody good and not scared of graftting!

but be careful as you can get some real cowboys.

I know there where a few firms adverising polish working in construction news awhile ago apart from that try southampton as they all seem to frequent there


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Posted: 02 Jan. 2007,23:20 QUOTE

How are things looking in your area for 2007?

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Posted: 03 Jan. 2007,19:51 QUOTE

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How are things looking in your area for 2007?

Bouyant and busy but mustn't get complacent!  :cool:

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Posted: 04 Jan. 2007,18:38 QUOTE

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Bouyant and busy but mustn't get complacent!  :cool:
same here dave,but i got a weather eye on what the polaks etc are up to. i kinda got out of b/paving when the didicoys were at it big time but they sem to have moved on to pastures new now(upvc)
got plenty of work for this year but with rising interest rates who knows what will happen
cheers LLL :)


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Posted: 12 Oct. 2007,21:03 QUOTE

well as I predicted january things are starting to go tits up with the economy,i keep getting calls now from out of work brickies,and the roofer i use laid off 2 of his blokes today through lack of work
things are not selling like they used to round here
lets see what 2008 has in store

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Posted: 14 Oct. 2007,13:41 QUOTE

anyone?
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Posted: 14 Oct. 2007,15:19 QUOTE

not getting half as many calls at the moment for private work . been on site as a subbie machine driving and ground works plus supply and lay paving has kept me going this year but great hopes for 2008 hope to be back in the domestic market again:p

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Posted: 14 Oct. 2007,16:24 QUOTE

Work seems very sparse up here atm we are quiet as are alot of people we know...Hopefully things will pick up.
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Posted: 15 Oct. 2007,10:12 QUOTE

Good here. Nice steady stream. Nervous about the winter though.
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Posted: 15 Oct. 2007,11:01 QUOTE

can't comment on domestic, but commercial stuff has been busy since summer, all of it is industrial units. ugly as f*ck tin sheds springing up all over the place , but can they sell them?

if you googl "maybrook retail park" my works did groundworks sub contract here for carillions, 9 months work, finshed sept 06, and still no takers for these units. just done 12 smaller units in ashford, good location, retail park near to town...wait and see eh?


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Posted: 15 Oct. 2007,18:46 QUOTE

Travis Perkins reckon it is slowing...
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Posted: 16 Oct. 2007,23:36 QUOTE

delays in contracts being passed, suggests tightening of purse strings, doesnt help when you keep getting asked for revised quotes... and then at the last minute it all falls through. Loads of small jobs keeping me on the surface, but it could be worse... :p

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Posted: 17 Oct. 2007,00:06 QUOTE

its going a bit t.ts up still waiting for payment 2 months late just today been put on stop by  TP ;its in the post whot im told;

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Posted: 17 Oct. 2007,06:33 QUOTE

yes, The evasive cheque in the post... someone somewhere is sitting on a fortune...:angry:

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Posted: 14 Dec. 2007,06:48 QUOTE

house prices dropping like stones
lets see what the new year has in store for us
maybe concentrate on civic work
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Posted: 14 Dec. 2007,19:00 QUOTE

Optomistic about 2008 might be a bit tighter but should weather it. Civils /commercial is great but takes a heavy investment and they can drop you like a stone just when you don't need it. Hopefully with people less likely to move they'll be thinking of improving on what they've got. Buy to let is where the problems have come from but never did much work for that crowd anyway because they didn't want to spend the money. Still a lot of money out there and most potential clients will be just as financially secure as they have been all along. Keep telling myself that anyway.

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Posted: 17 Mar. 2008,01:37 QUOTE

sorry to drag up an old thread but curious to see how things are going.
i do domestic works and to be honest its pretty good,but am getting increasingly worried what with the cost of materials,muck away,this permeable paving thing meaning people having to get planning permission and just the general economy........i reckon we could be in for a rough ride


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Posted: 17 Mar. 2008,18:47 QUOTE

got to say that Jan Feb were excellent we are booked untill 2nd week in May, but the amount of leads we have had over the past 3 weeks have been shockingly bad we normally get between 10-15 jobs to see a week i am currently seeing only 3-5.

I am hoping it's only a glitch

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Posted: 17 Mar. 2008,20:23 QUOTE

At the present time, there's not enough hours in the working week to fulfill what we need to do!

Always wary though, a local large construction firm has gone belly up since Xmas.....


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Posted: 18 Mar. 2008,01:21 QUOTE

america is in recession and when america sneezes we generally catch a cold
dont want to be a doom monger but hardly anyone can borrow money at the moment without punitive measures
a big dip is coming domestic wise,people spending now had their money sorted out before xmas
we are still getting a lot of leads but are looking at doing the LA jobs more as its guaranteed.

think of it like this
mr A's house was bought for 100k
its now worth 150 k
so he borrows 30 k for improvements
last year yes
this year no chance
fingers crossed guys
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