Don't start me on the builders - we are supposedly remodelling our house driveway and barn (read very big garage ). We started the process last August and we still haven't had written quotes / estimates from most of the people involved - it supposedly starting in September. What gets me is that they are all happy to come up for a morning (in some cases two or three times - as they have forgotten what they are supposed to be doing). What little has been done (garage and barn doors) have been completely mis-spec'd by the fitters, the barn door has destroyed itself twice over the winter and I now need to brace it for high winds as we have only just discovered it is only rated to 59mph winds when we were told it was rated to 80mph - we live on Dartmoor ffs - it gets windy and we told them so.
Rapidly looking for other builders / roofers - the roof won't survive another winter like last.
So if anyone on here is only a half-arsed or better builder - move to Devon, you could make a fortune - it's a licence to print money, there must be so much work as if a customer has the temerity to ask 'How much is all this going cost' the local builders totally ignore you. Before COVID we were actually thinking of moving just because we just don't trust the trades people round here any more - our neighbours also had a hell of a time with there builders.