How do you guys deal with these bars?

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  1. Vortexjim

    Vortexjim Member
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    Hi folks,
    Just been asked to quote a house and some of the top windows have these ridiculous bars across the bottom.
    I've always wondered how they are dealt with. What do you guys do to get round them? image.jpg
     
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    Customers must be in, doors / windows open into the house and then trad them.

    Failing that then that should be reachable with a ladder so trad it from the outside if customers aren't in ......either way they are a pain in the axxe!
     
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  3. Smurf

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    That type of Juliet balcony bars you are basically screwed to try wfp the glass properly. Most vertical bars you can get a brush in but sadly not those.
     
  4. Vortexjim

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    Thanks guys, thought as much!
    Will see what I can sort out for access and take it from there.
    Means I can add more to price though :thumbsup:
     
  5. kev

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    You can do them with a ladder mate when customers aren't in, waiting for access is just a hassle when you can do it from outside, your hand will fit through there no problem, i've got a load of houses with verticle ones three times the height of your ones, 2 or 3 on a house and we manage it ok. It's a pain but manageable, but it would be more pain waiting for people to be home before you could do them
     
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  6. Vortexjim

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    The problem I have Kev is I'm working completely without ladders at the moment. (Reaching everything with an slx22)
    I have one of those folding ladders that folds in to 4 if you know what I mean, but it's far from safe and I'm limited with what I can do until I've got the van on the road next month. Its all trying to build the bucks and customer base up so I can afford to kit it out properly. I'm going slow N steady with it all, no point spending loads at first when I havent got the customers to fund it all back.
     
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    You also want to try to avoid using ladders as much as you can too as there should be loads of easier wfp work out there for you to be getting on with.
     
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    Alternatively why not just tell them straight you can wfp up to the bars and spray pure water down the rest of the glass but that is the best you could do.
     
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    just put ladder up and trad it price acordinly for it
     
  10. kev

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    Sorry i didn't realise you never had ladders, but if i was you i would try and get ladders from somewhere if it is holding you back i.e preventing you from earning, especially if you have got to make do with the work you have got
     
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