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    • andrew.thorne
    • By andrew.thorne 31st May 17, 3:06 PM
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    AMCBUILD.CO.UK, Sheerlight Design.com, Adrian McElwee, Greg Hames
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    • 31st May 17, 3:06 PM
    AMCBUILD.CO.UK, Sheerlight Design.com, Adrian McElwee, Greg Hames 31st May 17 at 3:06 PM
    Be very wary.

    AMCBUILD
    SHEERLIGHTDESIGN

    This character has re-appeared as Adrian and uses the name Mark King also, aswell as any other name he can hide behind on his e-mails

    Working Horley, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex anywhere he can get work.

    A google search of 'Greg Hames', Nuglas or Lulworth Conservatories will tell you all you need to know about this man. He has history.

    Names used:
    Adrian McElwee
    Greg Hames
    Mark King

    Scamming people and leaving constructions half finished, and to a very poor standard.
    I am taking reports weekly of customers he has abandoned.

    Makes false claims that his wife has a brain tumour or a relative has died to customers and tradesmen to perform his vanishing act.

    People also complaining of damp with jobs he has completed, and when he is asked to put these issues right the customer is threatened with visits from undesireables. Despite promising warranties no after service is provided.

    Stay clear of AMCBUILD , Sheerlight Design or Fine Design Sussex or Nuglas. They are all alias' that he hides behind but never registers as limited companies.

    Please note this does not refer to AMC Build Ltd a company based in Eynsham, Oxfordshire, and actually registered with companies house, unlike Hames who is acting as Adrian McElwee of AMCBUILD Horley.
    Last edited by andrew.thorne; 09-09-2017 at 11:08 PM.
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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 31st May 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 31st May 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 31st May 17, 8:20 PM
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3907271

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=586242

    http://www.ceforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7410
    Last edited by hollydays; 31-05-2017 at 8:57 PM.
    • George41
    • By George41 1st Jun 17, 9:36 AM
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    • 1st Jun 17, 9:36 AM
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    • 1st Jun 17, 9:36 AM
    We hope nobody else gets stung by him so sharing information
    • DOSussex
    • By DOSussex 23rd Jun 17, 9:56 AM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 9:56 AM
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    • 23rd Jun 17, 9:56 AM
    I wish I'd found this in April. You can add me to his list of victims. I have an unfinished conservatory and after complete silence following requests for more money (which I refused to pay until the work was completed), I threatened legal action. In return, I have received other threats - a visit from 'Big Steve Hardman'
    He used the name Mark King with me.
    I believe his 'partner' goes by the name of Steve Conboy. Be very wary of any company that lists any of Greg Hames, Steve Conboy, or Astrid Mcelwee (Hames' partner, apparently).
    • sussexrambler
    • By sussexrambler 9th Jul 17, 9:43 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 9:43 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 9:43 PM
    I too have been caught out by this individual. He's had a number of different Conservatory building companies over the years and all seem to last no more than a year. I reported him to Trading Standards, but here he is still in business and conning the general public. When he conned me he used the name Mark King, it was an expensive lesson. You really do have to check out building companies thoroughly and ensure they do have a proper contactable address. Hames uses business addresses, which never lead to where he lives. The fact that year on year he still pops up shows that Fraud Action and Trading Standards just don't work.

    I think as a collective we should all share our information on him and try and get him to court.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 9th Jul 17, 9:48 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 9:48 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 9:48 PM
    It may be worth starting a Facebook page
    It goes without saying, the more Time you invest posting his company names on
    The web the harder he will find it to find work
    Last edited by hollydays; 09-07-2017 at 9:50 PM.
    • sussexrambler
    • By sussexrambler 11th Jul 17, 1:29 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 1:29 PM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 1:29 PM
    I had thought about using Facebook, but when you've been conned you feel a bit of a fool and not keen on everyone knowing about your business. He himself is on there, but no photo of him and Mcelwee also makes sure that he never appears on her posts.....but they do seem to enjoy holidays and all on our hard earned money that he has conned out of us.

    I believe he lives around the Whyteleaf and Oxted area, or certainly not far from there.
    Last edited by sussexrambler; 11-07-2017 at 5:26 PM.
    • andrew.thorne
    • By andrew.thorne 16th Jul 17, 7:32 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 7:32 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 7:32 PM
    We have Hames address if anyone needs it for legal purposes. Please PM us. As much as a rat as he is we dont want to publish it in public view. We are being made aware of more victims on a weekly basis.
    Last edited by andrew.thorne; 18-07-2017 at 10:06 AM.
    • andrew.thorne
    • By andrew.thorne 17th Jul 17, 10:33 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 10:33 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 10:33 AM
    I would also add that reporting this to the police so they have a list of victims is important. Especially if he has made any threats to you.
    • sussexrambler
    • By sussexrambler 31st Jul 17, 9:39 PM
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    Just to add more to this story, it looks like Greg Hames had another spin off business of Nuglas Conservatories called Nuglas Southern Ltd Some interesting reviews from some so called satisfied customer.....check out two of the names. A certain Mrs Mcelwee and a Greg Fine.

    To view the the praise you'll need to Google Nuglas Southern Ltd as I'm not allowed to post links. The reviews are on a website called All Checked.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 31st Jul 17, 9:46 PM
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    https://allchecked.co.uk/reviews/east-sussex/nuglas-southern-ltd
    • sussexrambler
    • By sussexrambler 1st Aug 17, 11:22 AM
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    Thanks Hollydays for posting the link.

    Oh and I missed the last reviewer.......a certain Mr Mark King !!!!
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 1st Aug 17, 6:38 PM
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    Perhaps you could speak to the cma about those reviews

    https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/online-reviews-and-endorsements
    • john70
    • By john70 3rd Aug 17, 2:48 PM
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    It looks like we have also been caught out by Sheerlight Design. We have a half finished conservatory and was expecting doors to be delivered and installed today but no show and no response from "Adrian".

    I had done a search before they started work and did not find anything. I did get a couple of references and went to see an extension in progress to verify they were legitimate.

    I would be prepared to work on getting him to court.
    • andrew.thorne
    • By andrew.thorne 3rd Aug 17, 4:24 PM
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    Is anyone willing to share their location of where he is operating most recently?
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 3rd Aug 17, 5:20 PM
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    Hopefully nobody paid upfront.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • sussexrambler
    • By sussexrambler 6th Aug 17, 7:27 PM
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    Hi John,

    Have you been back to the place where you saw the work done? Also what about the references you obtained, can they be verified. Has he given you any of his excuses yet why he didnt show up, like a funeral or sick relative?

    I'm very keen to get him in to court.

    Please feel free to contact me.

    Sussexramble
    • andrew.thorne
    • By andrew.thorne 8th Aug 17, 9:54 AM
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    Now operating as Adrian McElwee of Sheerlight Designs.
    • sussexrambler
    • By sussexrambler 23rd Aug 17, 9:55 PM
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    Just to add, Hames is also using another website just called Sheerlight
    sheerlight.co.uk
    Business address St Anne's Farm, Newchapel Road, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6BJ

    The above address is the address he used for Finedesign Sussex and Finedesign London

    The Sheerlightdesign website uses the business address Haysbridge Business Centre, Godstone, Surrey RH9 8JW

    These are just addresses to give the website the look of having a proper business premises, but no office will be found there.
    • Bill Barnacle
    • By Bill Barnacle 8th Sep 17, 6:22 PM
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    It looks like Hames ..King........Mcelwee or whatever it is he calls himself is back with another web site

    AMCbuild.co.uk check out the gallery.....the same fake photos as sheerlightdesign.com
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