10 years Trad.. Just about to make the jump to wfp

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  1. LIXRHI

    LIXRHI Newcomer
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    Hi guys. Just joined this page. I've been trad for 10 years and after a couple of falls off the ladder last year I've decided it's time to make the jump to wfp. Any advise or hints and tips would be greatly appreciated!!
    I'm just in the process of letting all my customers know about the changeover an will be getting a system
    Installed in my van in 8 weeks. Very excited but also a bit anxious as its all very new to me!! Thanks for reading. Liam
     
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  2. kahoona

    kahoona Well-Known Member
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    welcome to the forum mate, i do about 85% WFP rest trad, be prepared for a bit of a learning curve with the small things like getting used to managing your hose around peoples gardens etc. At first it might do your head in how many times you have unsnag the hose from wheelie bin wheels and garden walls patio edges etc. but in no time you will suss out best ways.

    Theres loads of good posts/threads in the WFP section so well worth a few hours browsing there.

    good luck fella
     
  3. Scots lad

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    Ft here is a thread in here with an explanation letter for customers why you would be changing over safety all that sort of thing if you have a look around plenty helpful information on the forum
    Best of luck
     
  4. LIXRHI

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    Cheers fellas
     
  5. CHWS

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    I'm still getting used to it mate , takes a few gos to plan out your attack of where to pull the hose for handyness etc. My advice would be to take your time , I think the problem I had at the start was trying to work to fast
     
  6. Eddie dragon

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    Just go for it bud. Changed all customers to wfp when I Sub contracted work off my old boss. Lost one out of over 200. Picked up a few conservatory roofs and Got more booked in. Those customers who are never in won't even notice. Windows done as an when good for you. Card through the door. Bacs payment received. Love them customers.
     
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  7. Damo

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    The BEST piece of advice i can give you is this!!!!

    Before you swap over to water fed pole. Swap to pure water and ecover washing up liquid. Get all the frames and sills spotless with pure water only! Clean all the vents, anything thats dirty with JUST pure water. A couple of mates did it near me when they swapped over. 7 months before they had their first complaint!
     
  8. David K

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    Welcome Liam !:thumbsup:
    This is the Right place of good advice . Just ask , we all wanna help you Out !
     
  9. Damo

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    We do all wanna help.

    Stay off my patch.
     
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  10. steve garwood

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    You'll hate it for the first few months, after that you'll wonder how you managed without it. Good luck
     
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