I know we painters are not the best at 'paperwork', but many of the problems faced by all painters, but particularly 'house bashing' painters, is that they do not obtain the necessary signed documentation from the Principal Contractor prior to commencing and completing decorations to each plot.

Consequently, painters regularly start work in plots before they are actually ready, become liable for poor plastering/taping and jointing and are forced to carry out re-decs because they ne

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Here's the scenario:

Painter 1:  Young person, just finished their NVQ level 2 and has passed the CITB Health and Safety Test.  Total lack of experience but has a Blue CSCS card.

Painter 2:  Experienced painter with over 10yrs working as a commercial painter (but NO NVQ) and has also passed their CITB Health and Safety test.  Fantastic site painter but only has a Green CSCS card.


Painter 2 is restricted to working on sit

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The are lots of reasons why a painting contractor may want to use a quantity surveyor to help them with pricing, but why do painters particularly like us?

It's because all our estimators are from painting contracting backgrounds and have an in depth knowledge of painting contracting that a general Q.S. just doesn't have.

This is invaluable when pricing painting projects.

The number of times I have spoken to new customers who have contacted us for the first time a

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