Here’s the contact details of a plasterer whom I discovered by word of mouth. His name is Romans Berzins, he lives in Hove and boy, does he know how to work hard. So hard, in fact, that I felt like stepping and asking him to take it easy. I’m not the sort of fellow who enjoys listening to a full grown man grunting and gasping. When he wasn’t expressing the efforts of his labours, he was whistling and he seemed to have been blessed with a permanent grin on his face.
We had all sorts of difficulties with English plasterers. Essentially, they didn’t want to do the jobs we needed doing. They wanted them done differently. They wanted us to smash out the coving around the bathroom ceiling, put new plasterboard up and have that skimmed with new plaster. They wanted to plasterboard our living room ceiling so that we couldn’t see the beams any more. We like the beams. We want to keep them. The English plasterers didn’t like them because they didn’t like the look of the extra work involved. Even Romans dropped his smile when he saw the beams and heard we wanted to keep them. Then he smiled and said he’d do it.
You can see the beams in the portrait of Romans. Talk about fiddly. You can also see, bottom right of the image, one of the sockets which had to be made good. In all, we had 26 of these and 5 light switches, each of which had their own chasings to be covered up. On top of that was a newly revealed kitchen window sill (previously hidden by a cupboard), two patches of wall where cupboards had been removed and the bathroom ceiling. He did the whole lot for £560 (including materials) and got the job done in two and half days, having told us he would take four. He turned up at 8am sharp every day, worked like a bastard and finished at 4pm.
I’m pleased to recommend Romans. He’s a proper striver. He’s Latvian, by the way, so presumably he’s able to work here because the European Union. Hurrah for the EU! Without it, I doubt we could have afforded the pay rates demanded by the English shirkers. Okay, cheap political shots aside, here’s his contact details:
Phone: 07447 933 690, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org