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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by bridgo, May 24, 2011.

  1. bridgo

    bridgo Guest

    Hi everyone me and my oh and son are hopefully moving to Brisbane/Gold Coast in Feb,just wanted to know how busy it is for Plasterers and Hairdressers .We have had our meds finalized and just waiting on visa ,hoping we get there before Feb any infomation would be great help .

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Welcome to BIB,

    Not sure about how many jobs are available but i have added a link to seek the big job site in Australia. That should give you an idea of what is available.

    Just a quick thought.....
    Hairdresser's is something most Brits ask about as they are not keen on the Australian stylists, perhaps consider working for yourself as a mobile hairdresser, they seem to be in demand here?
  3. MindariePoms

    MindariePoms New Member

    Hi there!
    A friend and her husband who is a plasterer have just moved from Perth to Bris and he says that the whole plastering business here is totally different to the way it's done in the UK; a lot of the new houses are constructed of "blue-board/gyprock" rather than brick, which negates the need for traditional plastering. When we bought our house (7yrs old) the building/pest inspector told me that only 1 in a 1000 new houses in Bris are brick built. Sorry - that sounds really full of doom and gloom. Might be worth speaking to some housing builders - Mirvac are doing some new estates in the Bayside. On the hairdressing front, I'm sure there will be no trouble finding work here.
  4. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    Plastering is something you don't really see here in Brisbane. I had some walls I wanted plastered recently and ended up having them rendered instead. I could have had a "white something" sorry - can't remember what it was, finish which is apparently like plaster if I'd wanted, but it was going to double the already astronomical cost!!!


  5. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Out door rendering is quite popular here so lots of plasterers end up working in this line. As someone said its done slightly different here in that they just put the boards up, fix the joint tape on and paint, there is no wet/ skimmed plastering done inside that much at all.

    As for hairdressers,, they always seem to find work easy enough and quite a few UK trained girls i know now have their own business or salon, so i wouldnt worry too much about that. When you get here just visit as many salons as you can to see if you can find work. Its always best to work for someone befiore going it alone as it gives you chance to get to grips with how things work and who the wholesalers are etc

    Good Luck
    Cal x
  6. bridgo

    bridgo Guest

    Thanks for your info xx
  7. bridgo

    bridgo Guest

    Many Thanks to all that replied :wub::biggrin:
  8. bridgo

    bridgo Guest

    Thanks for taking the time to answer my post xx

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