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  1. Wa7

    House swap in London Xmas 22

    Did you have any joy with this?
  2. This is what he did for his stepladder ( half price of a new set ) but found it a bit time consuming ( and some stuff advertised was really tatty ) so for the rest of it he went and bought new and also picked up the odd bit from coworkers.
  3. Absolutely About 18 months ago I had a friend of a friend stay with me for a couple weeks (painter on a whv) Got himself a little car $1200 and his basic bits of equipment as above ( plus probably a few other bits) for $350 He moaned about this initially but on speaking with him a couple months after he said it was basically 10 days wages so he wasn’t that fussed in the end. In the end just before he went back we caught up and he had sold car for $700 and his gear for $100 so not too bad in the end.
  4. You would need your own vehicle. Most firms want you to have a minimum kit of basic tools ( so as a painter you would need few brushes/roller gear/filler blades/step ladder/ scraper etc ) rollers are slightly different size here but you could bring decent brushes with you. Same applies for most trades ie - bricky needs trowel/level ect. Tiler needs cutter etc Employers will have general gear that you will have use of ( big ladders/mixers etc) but they want you self sufficient with your main personal gear ASAP.
  5. Is this reply meant to be to the plumber a few posts down?
  6. Without knowing whereabouts you live it’s just going to be the usual suspects -Northbridge /City /Leederville or Freo North of river they could try mullaloo hotel then if want to move on quick taxi to Hillary’s.
  7. Wa7

    are folks still emigrating ?

    Nothing passive aggressive about it. Little surprised you haven’t noticed the downturn.
  8. Wa7

    are folks still emigrating ?

    My “ network “ is not limited to one particular industry and I personally am doing fine in Perth/WA but I can still see outside of my own personal circumstances and realise things are far from great here.
  9. Wa7

    are folks still emigrating ?

    I know plenty Anything construction related is having a hard time ( and has been for the last 2yrs at least )
  10. Wa7

    house deposit ?

    $500k kallaroo = no chance or a dump that you will then have to spend big on. More chance of something in beldon or padbury although could be small and/or dated also. Maybe look at craigie as well ? Buyers market at the moment but imo that will change in next 12 months. More deposit the better, banks have also tightened up here.
  11. Wa7

    what to do ?

    Holy moly Well 14yrs old is probably the worst age to move him ( esp when he's not interested) You may need to wait until he is older and take it from there ( he may have a change of mind ) otherwise you go, he stays or you all stay. Terrible predicament to be in but I feel that in long run you may have to stay in uk atleast until his schooling is finished, unless you are happy to deal with the potential consequences of taking him over ( only you guys know what the reaction will be ) Best wishes
  12. I'm not a plasterer but have you looked on gumtree yet ? What suburb do you live in ? if you are north of river get out and about around banksia grove, alkimos, butler, jindalee ( plasterers will be in these areas on new houses ) if you are south look around harrisdale. $25 - $35 hour is about it at the moment Even do a search on builders display homes ( Dale Alcock, Ventura, Blueprint Homes etc) because around the display homes there tends to be building activity
  13. Hello Al If you live near Wanneroo or Carramar there a couple of golf courses nearby where you will meet loads of fellas like yourself. Good luck
  14. Wa7

    Commutable Suburbs

    Read my reply slowly. I am referring to them being fresh off the plane, not you. Canning Vale doesn't have the reputation of the 3 suburbs I mentioned.
  15. Wa7

    Commutable Suburbs

    Maybe once they have lived here for a year or three and have a better understanding of the suburbs ( I presume they are new to perth ) but fresh off the plane................. Canning vale could be a good place to rent first and get a feel for everything.