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    • catford
    • By catford 25th Nov 09, 11:05 AM
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    catford
    Bad builder forum
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    • 25th Nov 09, 11:05 AM
    Bad builder forum 25th Nov 09 at 11:05 AM
    Is there a site or forum anywhere to expose and discuss poor builders and warn others off ?
    I am in the process of having a loft conversion done and it's a bl**dy nightmare.
    I would love to find out the truth about my builders reputation...not their version of it.:rolleyes:
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    • Ultra64
    • By Ultra64 11th May 18, 5:10 PM
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    Ultra64
    So, I am about to complete on a new build property. Not only is the development 15 months late, and they have not put in my built in wardrobes that are clearly on the plans...but I went to do the snagging and it looks like it's years old already. I tried contacting the company the developers have their warranty under but they said it's snagging issues and they don't deal with that. So I called NHBC, they said the developers are not registered with them. I don't know where to turn next? I'm not allowed to add pictures as I am new user here.
    • Elderlylady
    • By Elderlylady 14th Jun 18, 10:31 AM
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    Elderlylady
    Please advise
    Hello. Can someone advise where to go to have photos looked at.

    We have builder work which seems to be very poor but we're not experts and the builder wants more money to finish but what he's done is a bit of a mess.

    Please let us know who or where be best....Thanks.
    • z101uk
    • By z101uk 26th Jun 18, 3:32 PM
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    z101uk
    Negligent builder
    We are still reeling and undoing the mistakes made by this builder. Essentially, nice bloke but no project management whatsoever, never took responsibility for mistakes. Aggressive responses, no client management whatsoever. Finishing is just awful. Always promised to oversee and ensure everything was ok but we were left to having to redo a lot of the finishes as it was just awful.

    Stav Christou, London. Works with Space120 and was recommended by them.
    • letsbehonest
    • By letsbehonest 10th Jul 18, 9:48 AM
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    letsbehonest
    BBC Watchdog is a good place.
    "Imagination is more Important than knowledge"
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 10th Jul 18, 9:55 AM
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    DoaM
    Essentially, nice bloke .............. Aggressive responses
    Originally posted by z101uk
    These statements appear mutually exclusive. How can he be a nice bloke yet give aggressive responses?
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
    • snurbi
    • By snurbi 10th Sep 18, 3:31 PM
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    snurbi
    Cowboy Roof Contractor Essex BEWARE
    New Style Building & Roofing Ltd replaced my roof with sub-standard materials and very poor workmanship. They used a scaffolder who erected illegal scaffolding and mounted scaffolding directly on top of my weak garage roof causing structural damage. They did not use a chute or netting to prevent debris falling from the roof and scaffold and were throwing tiles and debris from the roof into a skip, and the roofers were observed working dangerously on the roof. Falling debris caused damage to my property, including broken waste pipe, broken aerial, badly damaged garage roof, broken leadlight glass in porch,damaged car cover, all amounting to over £800 for me to repair, and finally the local authority’s building inspector refused to pass the work carried out because it did not meet Building Regulations standards. I have been left with a sub-standard roof, done by unskilled workers and the director now refuses to compensate me for the remedial work required to fix my roof after scamming me to pay for work before the job was completed and the building inspector had checked (and failed) the work.
    Listed on Trustatrader, who also refused to remove his listing despite being provided with evidence of the appalling work carried out on my house.
    • DelChest
    • By DelChest 14th Sep 18, 3:53 PM
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    DelChest
    Diappearing Builder - Wilts/Gloucs
    I feel very let down by Martin Gray and his wife Debbie (Dee) Gray who come from Hullavington near Chippenham, Wiltshire and who have abandoned the garage conversion at my home in Cirencester with effect from 27th July 2018 without even fitting the Door & Windows which I had paid for.
    • Gregory Baginski
    • By Gregory Baginski 25th Sep 18, 12:17 PM
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    Gregory Baginski
    Do not use N A Tomsett Building & Property Maintenance, 148 Royal George Rd, Burgess Hill RH15 9SL
    Dishonest builder assuring about his own honesty and trustworthiness. He was hired to build the extension to my house. I really trusted him but it transpired that he was calculated and premeditated taking advantage of my lack of experience. The worst was that i agreed to pay them by day which cost me a lot of money with very slow progress due to short working day and plenty of breaks. It was a huge disappointment and he did exactly what he promised not to do. Very sad.
    • Gregory Baginski
    • By Gregory Baginski 25th Sep 18, 12:28 PM
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    Gregory Baginski
    Do not use N A Tomsett Building & Property Maintenance, 148 Royal George Rd, Burgess Hill RH15 9SL
    Do not use [B]N A Tomsett Building & Property Maintenance, 148 Royal George Rd, Burgess Hill RH15 9SL[

    Dishonest builder assuring about his own honesty and trustworthiness. He was hired to build the extension to my house. I really trusted him but it transpired that he was calculated and premeditated taking advantage of my lack of experience. The worst was that i agreed to pay them by day which cost me a lot of money with very slow progress due to short working day and plenty of breaks. It was a huge disappointment and he did exactly what he promised not to do. Very sad.
    • dropmusic
    • By dropmusic 14th Oct 18, 11:33 PM
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    dropmusic
    do not use B B home improvements
    B B home improvements Derbyshire, also operating under the name of Quick lawns derby
    Bryan Bell

    We've have a small extension of one room thats gone grossly over budget due to the Regs coming out and condemning work that was done. So it all had to be redone.

    The contractor has walked of the Job (three weeks past the supposed completions date) because the costs are out of control. We currently have work to the worth of 14K and we've paid them 25K, they are not taking responsibility for the mistakes they make. so we are about 10K out of pocket and currently cannot get our money back.
    There is nothing on the internet about them so I thought I would put this up to warn others, if we had seen this post we could have saved thousands.
    We have photo's videos, and a diary with time lines of the whole thing logged.
    Last edited by dropmusic; 14-10-2018 at 11:40 PM.
    • Lime14
    • By Lime14 26th Oct 18, 3:31 PM
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    Lime14
    Mark Fittes = Bowmont = Bowmont Home Improvements = Bowmont Conservatory Roofs = Thermaroof Conservatories.

    Update on Mark Fittes in the North East. He has stopped trading as Bowmont Conservatory Roofs/ Bowmont Home Improvements and is now involved with Thermaroof Conservatories.

    Do not give him a deposit, only pay cash on delivery, as he has a long history of not delivering on his contract promises yet he will keep the money. His companies usually stop trading after a couple of years with debts. See his record on the pages above.

    If he has ripped you off contact the police as they are well aware of him. Don’t be afraid to go to them unlike some people who have contacted me.
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