Ground floor single story extension in a4 - Extensions job in St Albans, Hertfordshire

Job description

Extend 3m with a pitched roof in the correct materials required. Only first fix required. Only the best need apply. I am a developer and this is my own house. Planning permission approved and plans available to view on the portal.


Feedback for A&B Building Services

Sam & Dan of AB building services were employed to build a small single storey rear extension. After 6 weeks of slow progress they were removed from site as we encountered many problems from, blocking communal drains, not following plans so they built the extension too narrow and also on the neighbours land. Botched the foundations as they hadn't dug them straight. Watched them try to pick up the inside skin on a shallow (20cm) foundation bed they dug alongside the 80cm foundation. What brickwork they laid had to be knocked down and re-laid as it was all wonky. The mix for brickwork was 12 shovels to half a bag of cement. This was too weak! They only managed to complete half the pointing on the back of my house even though this was the first job they were supposed to undertake, which is rotten practice as the whole area to point was about 10sqm which should have been done in one day as to avoid different colour mixes. Took tools from me which were not returned after 13 requests. Failed to answer phone calls/messages for days at a time. I was messaged on many occasions saying they were sick or a relative had died and nobody would be coming into work. They were working on other jobs (posting Facebook) while taking my payments and not showing up. Finally had 8 days where they just didn't turn up due to several excuses and they could rarely be contacted. Cut my losses as I had paid them 10k or 17k total, and we were nowhere near that. Avoid !!