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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:09 pm 
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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 fixed to the wall and some aren't fixed to the worktop, the whole 4m run is free to pivot against the high spots on the wall. The sink is fitted and plumbed in. The stop cock is tight up against one of the legs on the back of a unit. The pipework is all speedfit.

The bathroom and some bits of the kitchen have been cladded in some pvc cladding, nothing lines up with the cladding, the pics will show this better than words. The sink drain pipe is siliconed on a join at a funny angle and surprisingly doesn't drain properly. The shower cubicle is spaced off the wall to allow pipe runs.

When I mentioned all this to my client they explained it was there nephew who had done it and he lived 90 miles away and it had taken him a year to get to this stage.

I'll let the pics do the talking.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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I have seen some bad jobs and this is up there - strip it out, plaster it out and refit what you can

A 135 elbow should sort out the pipe but going by the other pics I would imagine there is zero drop or it runs up hill


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Bob225 wrote:
I have seen some bad jobs and this is up there - strip it out, plaster it out and refit what you can

A 135 elbow should sort out the pipe but going by the other pics I would imagine there is zero drop or it runs up hill
You're correct, next to zero drop on that pipe.
The bathroom is gonna take a lot of work, total bodge job.

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