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Old Apr 7th 2015, 6:20 am   #16
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No... oops did not consider having to carry your own tools as a bricklayer.
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No... oops did not consider having to carry your own tools as a bricklayer.

But really, how many trowels and plumb lines can somebody need?


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Can't believe you are as big a snob as your posts suggest.
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No... oops did not consider having to carry your own tools as a bricklayer.
My mistake; thought he was a chippy. Carpenter for the uninitiated.
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Quite often they have a mixer to mix their mud. Most would work as sub/contractors.
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A modern day man perhaps.

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Trailer for their bike? The ex had one for when he rode long distances. He would put all his camping crap in it and pull it with the motorbike.
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Trailer for their bike? The ex had one for when he rode long distances. He would put all his camping crap in it and pull it with the motorbike.
Except then you effectively have a car and lose the main advantage of a bike in built up areas which is that you can filter through traffic. Might as well get a van.
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Except then you effectively have a car and lose the main advantage of a bike in built up areas which is that you can filter through traffic. Might as well get a van.
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your moving from Sunny Leytonstone E11 to Western Sydney, damn Dude you are in for a rude awaking Leytonstone is so much better,

OK, Leytonstone has a decent rail service, Parramatta has a crap service its not like LUL, its so outdated, the city on a Sydney trains is poor, 1980's trains getting replaced by newer ones. ..... Parramatta is a dive, St Marys well steer clear anywhere past Westmead is a serious dive, coming from London traffic around that part will be like erm ok this rush hour?? Seriously not much to do around there you are best off if you can moving to north Sydney better service coming in. Depending on budget obviously.
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Hi I'm new to the site. Just been granted a 457 visa as a bricklayer and will be mostly working in West Sydney. Just wondering if anyone has any advice on a good place to live? I'm single and 34. I was thinking parramatta. Is parramatta good or are there better places out West that are better but not to far from the coast. Thanks tom
Awful suburbs - Minto, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Bankstown, Blacktown, Canterbury and Liverpool. Parramatta horrendous for traffic as others have said. Penrith, Camden and Hawkesbury worth considering.

When we emigrated in 2003 we looked at properties in Campbelltown. Thank God we didn't move there. Ugly sprawling place dominated by a shopping mall and lots of junk food outlets.
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