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This is where you can post pictures of extremely poor workmanship, whether it is done by a dodgy tradesman or by an incompetent DIY'er. Instructions on how to post pictures can be found in here.

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 Post subject: When DIY is done badly
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:09 pm 
Started a new job today helping a client finish off a house refurbishment, kitchen and bathroom to finish, skirting, flooring, bit of plastering etc.... nothing too difficult really.

We did quickly view the job a few weeks ago at night but today we've spotted some absolutely shocking workmanship that wasn't immediately evident on measuring up to quote.

The kitchen units and worktop sit almost an inch off the wall in places, the carcasses aren't even ...

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 Post subject: Advice on this work?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:22 am 
Hi, I'm posting here on the advice of my trusted builder, who says it would be good to get some opinions before I sack the tradesman responsible for this work...!

The job was to replace rotten beams, install a lintel above an old doorway. Prepare a wall and brickwork, ready to install a window.

Would be grateful for people's thoughts on the work. Can post more pictures on request.

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 Post subject: Thats handy
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:51 am 
On his way to the job site
Saves on a roof rack I guess :lol:

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 Post subject: Builder can’t lay bricks for toffee
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:12 pm 
Hey guys,

Got some builders building me an extension..... i’m not happy with the standard of brickwork.

1 of the brickies is ok. Not great but acceptable. The second (who is the owner of the company) is pretty bad.

I’ve just gone over it all with a level and string line as it’s pretty poor.

1) Mortar beds vary from 5mm to 20mm.
2) Perps are all over the place ranging from 5mm to 25mm ...

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 Post subject: Poor excuse for a bathroom fitter
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:05 pm 
Come on own up... which idiot decided to stick the taps in with gripfill......

nightmare to remove.. there is just no need to do this..

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 Post subject: Dodgy Drainage..
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:20 pm 
A little before and after - no wonder it didnt drain well.....but does now!

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 Post subject: nice surprise in garage ceiling
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:21 pm 
well yesterday when i pulled the plasterboard down insulate the garage ceiling i found this hidden away under the plasterboard
i could never work out why there was no power to the light fitted at the back of the garage, now waiting on a junction box to fix this mess

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 Post subject: Shower waste under screen???
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:38 pm 
For a complete refurbishment of bathroom, plumber put shower waste directly under screen. Is this acceptable?

He also put in a smaller shower tray than he quoted for - can I ask him to re-fit as per agreed quote?

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 Post subject: Garage Conversion
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:45 pm 
Our house came with a Tandum garage, and the back half had been converted into a kids playroom. Previous owners sold it as part-ex to Bovis, and we bought it off Bovis. Had a delay in getting in because there was no certificate or sign off for this conversion, so Bovis had to sort one.

Fast forward 4 years, and I've decided to turn it into an office. Now, we've already refurbished the entire house ...

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 Post subject: Under the floor ....
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:01 pm 
Lifted boards to track down the reason for the noisy CH pipes.

Seems like someone decide to fill in the gaps with foam and prop up any missing supporting batons, or whatever the logic behind it was?

A line was cut in the boards to allow a phone line to be put inserted, :scratch:

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