Renovation of two bedroom flat in se23 - General Building job in Forest Hill, South London

  • Location
    Forest Hill
  • Trade
    General Building
  • Posted
    3719 days ago by home09520 (2 jobs)
  • Start date
    They would like the job done by: 26th May 2008
  • Hired

Job description

I've got a 2 bedroom first floor victorian conversion that needs renovating. Old kitchen, bathroom, flooring, cupboards to bedroom 1, boiler, radiators, woodchip wallpaper (on most walls) etc to be stripped out. New kitchen, bathroom, boiler, radiators to be installed. Complete re-wire. Painting and decorating of all rooms and hallway - after plastering of walls and ceilings. Fireplace in Living Room to be installed. Carpet to be laid to stairs, wooden flooring in living room, bedrooms and hall area to be stripped and varnished. Electrical and Plumbing works to be certified.

There is some minor painting required to the outside main front window.

Room sizes as follows:

Reception One: (16'10 x 14'11 into bay)
Front aspect double glazed bay window. Radiator. Laminate wood flooring. Mantle piece. Coving. Dado rail.

Kitchen: (8'7 x 7'7)
Side aspect double glazed window. Spotlights. Tiled flooring. Gas hob. Stainless steel sink with drainer . Space for fridge freezer & washing machine. Range of fitted base level units.

Bedroom One: (9'11 x 12'1)
Rear aspect double glazed window. Fitted wardrobes. Radiator. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom Two: (10'5 x 10'8)
Rear aspect double glazed window. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Coving.

Ideally looking for a tradesman who can organise all of the above and who would be able to do major work also (extensions/loft conversions) for ongoing business relationship.


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We have suffered huge losses, both financial and otherwise owing to this man's fraudlent representations. We have instructed our solicitors to recover £7000 paid to this trader for fraudelent misrepresentation, and breach of contract.

Despite our initial reservations about this trader, given the lack of his credentials, we gave him the benefit of the doubt. We entered into a contract, for the trader to renovate a 2 bedroom flat at a fixed price to include labour and all rough materials. The time frame allowed for the project was 5 weeks.

Throughtout the start, he demanded excessive amounts in advance for materials. After the the 5 week deadline, all that had been achieved was a "strip out" and nothing more.

Along with several stories about his personal family problems, the trader also claimed that the delay was owed to several visits and representations made by British Gas (for a gas connection). The Trader assured us that a final appointment was made with the Gas company for the connection, some 10 weeks after the initial date the project commenced.

Upon further demands of money from the trader, our suspicions were raised. We requested a site inspection (9 weeks after project started), before any further payment may be made. He refused to answer our calls, and upon our visit we were distressed to see that he had abandoned the site altogether with only 10% of the total works completed.

We have been delayed by 8 weeks, costing us thousands in interest payments. We have paid over £7000 for only £1000 worth of labour and materials. Upon trying to seek a compromise with th trader, we have received no reply.

We have since discovered that his website has been fraudulently copied from another one, and has disposition to cheating his customers.

THIS MAN CANNOT BE TRUSTED, and knows exactly how to deceive people in a pre planned manner. We have already filed a claim against this trader.