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    Steel, then aluminium.

    Steel, then aluminium.
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    many thanks Alan, will follow up on those points....

    many thanks Alan, will follow up on those points.

    You didn't mention 'certified' fire retardant though which I am finding is a different animal to the fire retardant m/f I have been used to in...
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    Thanks for your reply Alan. I have noticed a...

    Thanks for your reply Alan.
    I have noticed a subtle increase in clients around the London area requesting 'Certified' flame retardant monarflex. Most recently one contractors QS stated that it is...
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    Flame retardant monarflex

    Since Grenfell has anyone insisted on certified flame retardant sheeting on new build construction?
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    Long time since I met Andy, should have got his...

    Long time since I met Andy, should have got his name right though. Apologies to Andy.
    Thanks as always for the correction Alan, hope you are keeping well.
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    I also saw this video in an online publication. I...

    I also saw this video in an online publication. I started scaffolding in the late 1960's and at that time nothing had changed. Through my career I have seen the introduction amd progress of PPE to...
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    Old now but top ratings in its day. Russell...

    Old now but top ratings in its day. Russell Hunter played a brilliant role
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    Possibly available on YouTube.

    Possibly available on YouTube.
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    Like the character 'Lonely' in the old TV...

    Like the character 'Lonely' in the old TV programme 'Callan'?
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    Good luck to you John. I'm sure you will keep...

    Good luck to you John.

    I'm sure you will keep your hand in somewhere. This weird trade we joined has a way of drawing you back, like the sirens of legend. If you can afford to retire then I wish...
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    Seasonal Greetings

    If anyone is kind enough to read this post I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. I would also wish you all a safe and fully employed future.

    Personally 2019 will probably be my last...
  12. Thread: The silence

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    is anybody...

    is anybody there.........................................
  13. Thread: Swing gate

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    I second that!

    I second that!
  14. Thread: Black steel

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    Is there life out side of scaffolding?

    Is there life out side of scaffolding?
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    It will be interesting to see what happens after...

    It will be interesting to see what happens after March 29th. My feeling is that a slow down in construction will certainly hit the South East latter part of 2019.
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    Have I missed something recent then Hatter?

    Have I missed something recent then Hatter?
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    Well, That one flew like a steel football.

    Well, That one flew like a steel football.
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    Not April 1st again is it?

    Not April 1st again is it?
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    Welcome to the forum 91KH

    Welcome to the forum 91KH
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    Scaffolding QS - Nr Colchester Essex

    This email appeared in my personal inbox this morning and I thought hard before copying it to the forum. I do know the contractor - Part of a very successful brickwork contracting group. I have...
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    Now we have to discuss specific gravity.

    Now we have to discuss specific gravity.
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    Now lets do the maths. A 1Kg bag of sugar is 2.2...

    Now lets do the maths. A 1Kg bag of sugar is 2.2 Lbs. So 21' of tube x 3Lbs = 63Lbs. therefore 63lbs/2.2lbs = 28.6Kg (bags of sugar).

    I'm off for a cuppa - anyone got any milk?
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    Is it just me thinking this or is the trade...

    Is it just me thinking this or is the trade progressing backwards?

    I'm doing my CSCS 'MAP' test on Tuesday and beginning to wonder 'WHY!?'
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    Independent = length x Height, Temporary roof =...

    Independent = length x Height, Temporary roof = depth x width of cover.

    Different companies have different take-off's due to the way they price the job, in the end it comes down to what works for...
  25. £25,000 - £45,000 a year - Really! In London! I...

    £25,000 - £45,000 a year - Really! In London! I know a lot of scaffold design engineers who would rip your arm off for less. but they live in Kazakhstan.


    (Disclaimer)
    No slur on the decent...
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