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    • Maharishi
    • By Maharishi 26th Apr 18, 10:53 AM
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    Garden wall damage by Oil Delivery vehicle.
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    • 26th Apr 18, 10:53 AM
    Garden wall damage by Oil Delivery vehicle. 26th Apr 18 at 10:53 AM
    Hello good people, several weeks ago, a small oil delivery vehicle damaged my garden wall upon leaving the driveway adjacent to my property. The damage was to the main corner pillar. The driver stopped and got out to inspect the damage and I went out and took several photos with my phone with the vehicle still in situ.

    I contacted the company and reported the damage and emailed them the photos. So far - so good. Initially, the chap I was dealing with said that they would send someone to fix it. However, they are over 60 miles away from me, and shortly after this suggestion was made, he changed his mind as his men were all "too busy" and could I get a couple of quotes from local builders.

    It took some doing as most people near me would snap your hand off at the prospect of building a million pound house but cannot be arsed to quote for a piddly little repair job. However, I managed to get two people to give me figures of 250 and 285 respectively. The dearer one lived 30 minutes away so I guess that they factored in the travel. Anyway ... I sent the quotes in and the guy replies with, "My boss thinks that 285 is way too much for half a day's work. I'll task someone to come up from here when the weather breaks and there is no frost danger to the setting mortar".

    OK, fair enough, I thought. Another month passed and the weather duly improved but I heard nothing so I emailed again a week ago to ask when I might expect the repair to be done and have heard nothing at all. Normally he has replied within 48 hours but not this time. So, if they drag their feet in the hope that I will get fed up, what are my options? More accurately, what should I do and in what order?

    Thank you if you got this far!

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    • Maharishi
    • By Maharishi 10th May 18, 9:25 AM
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    Using some of the great suggestions in this thread, the company duly paid up the 285 yesterday and I can now get the repair done.

    Thanks for the help people.
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