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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:26 pm 
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what was going on with the letterbox? but how can someone not get a square hole??


That's a classic signature of a cheap jig-saw.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:43 pm 
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ayjay wrote:
BRUNO wrote:

what was going on with the letterbox? but how can someone not get a square hole??


That's a classic signature of a cheap jig-saw.

plus the lack off any attempt to flatten and smooth the bottom off the letter box opening or any surface :dunno:

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big-all wrote:
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BRUNO wrote:

what was going on with the letterbox? but how can someone not get a square hole??


That's a classic signature of a cheap jig-saw.

plus the lack off any attempt to flatten and smooth the bottom off the letter box opening or any surface :dunno:

looking again at the photo I recon there was a flap on the inside of the door ( little hinge) so he presumed the cut would have been hidden?


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unless it covers all surfaces internaly and externaly like a tunnel its a very poor show :shock:

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as me primary school teacher would say its a dogs dinner

wonder what ROC will make of it


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its not that bad.................................for an apprentices first day :lol:

it would be intresting to hear what you paid for labour and how long it actually took him


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as me primary school teacher would say its a dogs dinner

wonder what ROC will make of it


i can just picture him sitting down. cuppa in hand looking at his laptop... then his head exploding


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Thanks for all the feedback - I have since stood firm on the work not justifying payment.

To those critising me for not naming and shaming and/or reviewing online, I feel as he may persue this further (court?) It may be best to wait to know the final outcome. Of course it would be a shame for others to receive the same workmanship - perhaps it was just a Friday rush job to get out on the golf course early?


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The guy isn't a competent joiner,end of story. That's a simple task for a competent joiner.
At the end of the day you've now got a knackered door and you're going to have to pay someone else to make a job of doing it properly. I wouldn't hesitate to stick a bad review up. I'd also put the photos on to back up his hideous workmanship.


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There is no way he will pursue this further. Its just scaremonger technique to try and get some money from you. If he contacts you again, ask for his full name and address (if you don't have it) and say you will be seeking compensation from him.

Its likely he will disappear into the ether.

Put it down to an unlucky experience and look for another door and somebody competent to get it done.


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Aaaaaaw the opening for the letter flap is 'smiling'. How cute is that!


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The 'carpenter' who fitted this door is called Removed. Mod 2. and is based in Cobham if anyone wants to use him! He was paid for this 'work' so he won the day, it's not worth the stress for the money but such a shame people get away with it..

The labour charge was £200

Sorry, Newbie13. This could open the site owner in all sorts of legal action. M2.


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The 'carpenter' who fitted this door is called Removed. Mod 2. and is based in Cobham if anyone wants to use him! He was paid for this 'work' so he won the day, it's not worth the stress for the money but such a shame people get away with it..

The labour charge was £200

Sorry, Newbie13. This could open the site owner in all sorts of legal action. M2.


Nice try OP :lol:

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I followed this thread with interest, just wondering why if beyond any reasonable doubt in your mind that its beyond your capabilities to undertake this job why would you take it on in the first place? - just chancing it I suppose.

At the end of the day my view is that if I'd not be comfortable with a finished job like that in my home then I wouldn't leave it in someone else's.

What a shame people are like that.


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Sadly because they can and do get away it, Dazzer. And because people don't like confrontation. I bet that guy's feedback is still a lovely bedtime read.

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