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Well that makes 3 F*** Ups out of 3 for the builders on the house. Not a good batting average:

1. Barn Doors - Have destroyed themselves twice last winter and are still not working properly - Another very reluctant visit by the fitters to have another go later today.

2. Central Heating - Having had the central heating replaced in the last month (removed old Rayburn for new Combi Boiler). The vent sounds like a jet engine in one of the bedrooms even with the double glazing closed of which we were not warned about, the new oil feed line has had to be replaced twice due to leaks, the garage where it is sited stinks of diesel when it's running and now it has just flooded the garage as parts are missing from the internals of the boiler. And to top it off we are going to have to pay to have it moved to a location in the garage that allows us to sleep. And this does not include the lazy stupid decisions when it was going in such as the oil tank fitted backwards to make their lufe easier. And this is reputable company that isn't cheap.

3. Roofing - We haven't even started the roofing but the slate lorry driver having repeatedly been told not to drive over our cess pit access covers by both Craina and I has been driven over it and smashed some of the pipe work and cover. Had a fun 1/2 hour pulling out broken concrete and plastic so as not to block up our loos. Awaiting a response on that.

I was hoping I could have spent some time in the barn working on my cars whilst all this was going on but oh no I have to watch everything every second.

Also our tiler thinks our rubbish pile is for him to bring his rubbish to and dump so we have to pay to remove it, even when challenged he admitted it and carried on. The problem is we piss him off that's the end of tiling which is a pre-requisite for a lot of other stuff. Oh and I have suspicion where the next f*** up is going to be but we have not had any site of the main builder since the start of all this.

Is it always this bad? Do I expect too much? Oh and some of the tiling is a bit iffy in my opinion but what do I know.

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Choice 1 - leave it there and replace all the parts that fail due to lack of use Choice 2 - drive it all year and replace all the parts that fail due to plenty of use   Mine's on 74k an

Wow. great job. You tipped the room 90 deg and emptied the crap out the windows?

My Mum died yesterday  

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Yes it is always this bad.  As part of work on my house:

1. Builder built new garage in front of existing 10 foot retaining wall. Was supposed to be fully tanked at the bank and for the first two years every time it rained the garage flooded as the twat had not tanked it properly. His first excuse was that there was "an underground stream behind the retaining wall". You could not make it up. I eventually fixed it by digging down the other side of the original retaining wall (where the hill was) and putting in drainage and low and behold, no more floods!  Fcuking muppet!

2. Brand new sealed front door put in (the composite sort with the double locks, seals etc). After 2 years I needed to replace it as the fcuking muppet builder thought it would be OK to just use two screws each side to secure it, so four in total, as opposed to the 10 the manufacturer advised was needed - So a further £1600 for a new new door to be fitted as the frame in the old one twisted over time due to the door weight and insufficient retention. Twat!

3. Retaining wall built and the builder has had to rebuild it FOUR times as each time it has moved and cracked. Got him out again this month and he says "spoken to my federation and they don't believe it was my building work that is the problem as if it was going to move it would have done so within 5 years since it was built" - the conversation went something like "Really. You fcuking muppet, are you really that stupid!  In those five years you've been back four times to rebuild the fcuking thing. Are you just taking the piss. Or do you have a short term memory issue. Are you just fcuking stupid!" - he is now rebuilding the wall for the 5th time. oh, and it cost me £1400 for an Engineer to inspect and document the failings in the building of the wall and even then, the Builder tried to say it was not his fault.

4. Patio laid by builders - the slabs "moved and sunk" after 18 months and needed relaying. The patio in the other side of the garden built by me 17 years ago is still sound and no issues!  Go figure (oh, as is the 9 foot retaining wall I built myself over there too!)

No doubt the "trades" will be along on here soon moaning about how we are victimising them but the sad fact is, with a few exceptions, and in my own very personal experience, the majority of trades in this country not only need their wives to make the sandwich box up for them each morning, but also to tie their fcuking boot laces for them too before they leave for work other wise that would be another reason for them not to turn up on time (or even at all) due to be in A&E with a broken nose after face planting the floor through tripping on their boot laces.  I think that is one reason why those beige leather "pull on" builders are so prevalent now as the they don't even have to worry about boot laces.

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🤣 us trades could bang on for hours about shit clients that’s for sure.

I most certainly don’t miss residential jobs

 

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Having been a Project Manager and Program Manager in the past I am very aware of the issues with the customer, that is why I am very careful not to change specifications, have everything agreed up front etc.. But I therefore do have certain expectation with regards to results.

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Sadly @march I’ve seen first hand on hundreds of occasions the absolute appalling attitude many trades have towards the job. Builders are without question the worst - closely followed by plumbers.

I for one am simply not interested in working for any builders whatsoever ( with the exception of one mate )

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2 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

🤣 us trades could bang on for hours about shit clients that’s for sure.

I most certainly don’t miss residential jobs

 

I have absolutely no doubt some clients deserve the builders they get! 

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This almost ruined my day.

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Wendy’s on the way to collect Daisy for a couple of days.

At 5am this morning she was awoken by paramedics banging on her window - wanting to be let in to a room. Daisy’s let them in and taken them to the room in question one in her apartment. One of the fellow students has taken a cocktail of tablets and slashed her wrists 😥. Twas a messy old scene.

on way home now - shaken but not stirred. Her next few days are online only anyway - and I’ll probably speed her back down next week in the Evora.

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A foreign object (in this case, part of the assembly that joins the carbs together) stuck in a throttle butterfly. Appears it had lain dormant in the induction system until I revved the engine whilst tuning said carbs, then was ingested.  Engine revs went silly for a few seconds until I managed to cut it.  No fun.  However, it's lucky the pin didn't make it past the carb.

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Pure luck, mate!

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2 hours ago, C8RKH said:

I have absolutely no doubt some clients deserve the builders they get! 

I have said it before but getting rid of local authority building inspectors was a recipe for all the above disasters. We don't work for builders as they in general they want the cheapest and then don't want to pay. If you must employ a builder try to use one who employs all the trades rather than sub contracting everything. Bricklayers tend to be to the majority of builders and they are probably the worst relying on sub contractors knowledge which is often not what it should be. So always I would work direct for the client not the builder

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35 minutes ago, Sparky said:

Pure luck, mate!


This is the reason why Sparky is the man!


Anyway, you’ll be telling us next it had previously been fettled by a Lotus “specialist”.

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My lips are sealed.

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Bloody unhappy today. Family discussion about having to take our 96 year old mum out of a care home as she is being ignored and left in her room almost 24/7. She is/was a sprightly 96 year old who until very recently could sit and do the daily crosswords in any paper. Sadly, due to reduced activities in the care home her mental health has badly declined. We now get one 30 minute visit of up to three people from the same household once a week in a gazebo in the garden. If the weather is poor, then the visit is reduced to one nominated person indoors. This means that I visited my mum face to face on Saturday for the first time since end of January, ferkin crap. Ok I have been stuck overseas for 22 weeks of that time, but my siblings have been able to visit by looking through a window and trying to make conversation. Crap. So now we have to plan for taking her home. We understand that a change is not good for her, but we think a shorter time at home where she is happy and comfortable must be better than a longer period in somewhere she is not happy and is basically a prisoner in her room. Grrrr .

 

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Croydon and losing another colleague.

Will there be protests around the world do you think?

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Possibly save your life. Check out this website.
http://everyman-campaign.org/

 

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Blue lives wont matter. I can bloody guarantee it. :(

The abuse and crap the BiB have to put up with is awful. Not a pleasant experience in the 2 years I served and that was a long long time ago and in a much more pleasant area. Croydon is an absolute hole.

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12 minutes ago, Chillidoggy said:

Don’t be so hard on yourself.

Thankfully her force is 350 miles away in Englandshire!  I'm safe up here.

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