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  1. Other than as I explained I visited this morning to print of the advice. Don't remember visiting it twice other than to do that. I also explained that I couldn't get a coherent report to post, and I was dealing with priorities that needed dealing with before I came back and explained what I could to you. Last night? don't recall than to shut down computer and forum may have been refreshed during this time. I have to say, that at this moment and last night if I accidentally visited the forum, my needs and feeling come well above your need to know what is happening. I hop
  2. I know you care otherwise you would not interact with me, but to say by the end of it I was so traumatised I could not even call either of my children who only live 2 miles away. They had unsealed my letterbox to put their hands through probably looking for a door key, and then went down the drive and were bashing or kicking a panel between the garage and conservatory to try to get into the back as he has keys to the conservatory still. He did not leave them when he left. I have just finished a police report and they will, within the next 48 hours go and see him and his
  3. I had been back, but unwell after last nights fiasco as I did not sleep and could not formulate what I needed to say to you. I am sorry that you think I was being discourteous. I certainly was not, and would have though that under the circumstances you would have been more understanding and given me some time to come back to you. I wholeheartedly appreciate your help so far. I had to email the builder to stop harassing me as phone calls went on during the night. Speak to the police and get a crime number who are going to interview him and meanwhile gave the advice to w
  4. When I missed his call I was outside videoing the problem and then inside recording the noise it was making. I am not so worried about his demands now - unless he comes around getting verbal etc.
  5. I also forgot to put on the snagging list that the air bricks have been covered over. I am hopping mad at the moment as it is raining heavily and as there is no guttering the rain is dripping down the wall and landing on the bottom trim of the conservatory with a constant and rapid loud 'bang, bang, bang' this is outside my bedroom window. Just been out to check and come back in to see a missed call from this guy and at one minute intervals calls from 3 other unknown numbers. I can only assume as I didn't hear and answer his call, that he has got other people to ring f
  6. Right I am going to do that - text him which should make him sit up and think. As a member of Fensa, members are required to give an insurance backed guarantee. As you say it may well not be genuine in some cases, but I think I have learned my lesson, like everyone that gets caught out, too late. On the website I got his details from there is a section where people can ask questions and advice from ' professional' tradespeople. There was a question asked and answered by this guy regarding Fensa. I have managed to print his answer along with his profile stati
  7. I am definitely going to write a letter. Would it be acceptable to attach to an email for speed? I take all your points in writing the letter -thank you. Should I text him to request his FENSA registration number? To be honest, if he was registered he should have left a certificate and Insurance backed guarantee with the invoice. I have had windows replaced before, twice - no this property, and both times I got a Fensa certificate and guarantee certificate with the invoice. I would like to give him a chance in case even Fensa have made an error,
  8. Snagging list: 1: Not plastered. 2: New window fitting not complete as not sealed either side and remedial plasterwork to inside kitchen. 3: No guttering above conservatory to take rainwater from roof. 4: No new downspout in situ - as promised - to take water from the guttering not fitted. 5: Floor not levelled as promised. 6: Some of the internal facia boards not cut straight - wobbly cut with bits missing. 7: Some of the facia have gaps and not sealed. 8: Patio and driveway filthy and stained -wil
  9. Okay, thank you. I have to make a decision as to how to proceed and what to say and write to him by this evening, and I want to get it right. I don't want to sound like I am making excuses not to pay him either, if you know what I mean.
  10. Oh I see. The arrangement from the beginning was to pay via bank transfer. He also said he would have all the work completed today - plaster skim the walls and finish the window etc. The window is in position but not sealed in either side and also requires plaster skimming to the damaged plaster when he took the window out. I have come home to find an invoice which is incorrect as he priced the window separately from the conservatory but has added that cost on twice. FENSA requested that I contact him for his registration number..this should be somewhat amus
  11. Hi again, Just got back from the hospital and apparently the guy was here only for half an hour or so. Not skimmed the walls but received a text requesting payment for the work - unfinished by this evening and then he will come back and finish the work! You asked what the arrangements were for payment. As stated originally, the arrangements were payment in full upon completion and customer satisfied with the job. I have rang FENSA and he is not registered.
  12. You misunderstand. I am not frightened of giving them a snagging list and discussing it with them. I was worried about leaving it for them to read when I wasn't at home. They kept a set of keys to the conservatory so I cannot prevent them entering whilst I am away. They cannot get into the main house. The old conservatory had guttering as the existing downspouts are still in position although not connected to anything. The conservatory had damp proofing which was in good condition. I have a screen shot of their claim to be FENSA registered. I wil
  13. Sorry, I thought I had responded to your post of last evening. I have put together a snagging list...further to my post I now realise that they have also covered over my air bricks in the conservatory so there is no air brick to the extension and none to the main building at the rear of the property. I have taken photographs as suggested. I will call FENSA this morning to verify if in fact they are registered. If they are not, then Building Control has to be notified about the new double glazed window as I will need a certificate from them - which will cost
  14. Not sure that price is relevant. I had 4 quotes for the work. One higher, one lower and two the same in the middle. He was in the middle. I went with him as I felt more comfortable in his presence. It is only a small conservatory, 3 X 3 square mts. Consists of only two sides as the other two sides are the main bungalow back wall and the side wall of the extension. No base needed either as using the existing base and brickwork. £6,000 I got him through Mybuilder who I use for all my projects with no problem. He has two references with him who checked out, but
  15. Hi, I contracted a small company to take down my old conservatory and build new one. He came with good references for his previous work. The work consisted of remove old conservatory - supply new conservatory, plaster the walls, supply and install new kitchen window and window board and take away all rubbish. The terms of the contract was payment in full at the completion when customer happy (me) and no deposit required - even though I offered. The conservatory appears mainly completed, but no guttering has been put up over the conservatory and as it is rain
  16. It was impossible at the time to put a value on the counterclaim as the builder sent her an invoice for the 'work' he had supposedly done at the property and the same day put in a claim against her so she had no idea what the cost of the counter claim would come to. The solicitor she saw said she did not need at that point to be specific, just state I expect to recover no more than X amount. There are still a couple of jobs that need to be finished or rectified and need to get another couple of quotes for the damage that he should be claiming for on his insurance. She has not been
  17. Bankfodder: Thank you for your response. Yes, she does know where the builder lives. On the advice of a solicitor, she has tried several times to get the builder to give her details of his Public Liability Insurance which I believe he does have..it may well be he lied about this at the time, although he still declares that he has it on his webpage. She requested this as he caused substantial damage to rooms he was not working in and her own home insurance will not pay. Andyorch: Thanks for your reply and advice. She did try to enforce judgement but when she phoned the court regardin
  18. This relates to a case against my daughter by a builder. She put in a defence and counterclaim. The builders claim against her was not valid and he did not abide by the Civli Procedure rules when initiating the claim. He did not respond to her counterclaim. The judge ordered a allocations hearing. My daughter was unable to attend and the reasons were accepted by the judge. She has received a General Form of Judgement Order and it states: The Particulars of Claim are struck out for non compliance. The judge further ordered that the Claimant must by a certain date file a new cla
  19. Hi Honeybee, I am sure that people with smart phones and the correct software could do this. I don't have that sort of phone. Thanks for all the replies and help anyway.
  20. I do appreciate your advice and I did explain that I don't personally at this time have the claim form. I further explained that I have no scanner so if I did have the claim form I would simply be unable to scan and post it - hence I asked why you needed to see the actual claim form. In other words, is there something I can describe from the claim form that would help with my query. I am not being difficult or unwilling to upload, simply cannot. If my daughter goes to a solicitor then she would have no need to ask why he needed it, she can simply give it to him - different scenario as she
  21. I don't have the claim form, it is with my daughter. I can ask her for it but at the same time, I cannot scan it as I have no scanner, unfortunately. How will the claim form help?
  22. Thanks. Everything you have listed that she should do, she has already done, Photos, quotes, invoices for new tiles and other materials. She has done the statement etc., of which he has a copy. She has not been able to live at home for the past several weeks now as the contract was for him to do both the kitchen and bathroom. He ripped out the kitchen along with the bathroom so she has no living facilities. Just a washing up bowl and cold water from outside tap, and takeaway meals. Her company has paid for accommodation to get her away at the weekend as she is so distressed as
  23. Without going into the full scale of the problem my daughter contracted a bathroom fitter to replace her tiny bathroom. Two weeks on, and two men the bathroom is only half completed and it is a right shambles..from the tiling, leaking toilet which is also coming off the wall, leaking sink which has flooded the new units and ruined them, and also the new flooring, damage to the shower profiles so that the shower cubicle will not fit...the plumbing is all wrong, plus exensive damage to areas of her property. There is a long extensive list of problems. She asked him to stop work a week ago a
  24. I am not trying to be difficult, but to post on here the claim and defence would be impossible to redact the identity of each party. There is sensitive information contained therein. I appreciate your help so far. It has allowed me to gather my thoughts and realise that I am in fact being intimidated somewhat to not go ahead with the hearing. No chance that I would give in at this point. Only the judge can decide if my case has merit. One the case is over - or in the off chance they decide to compromise an acceptable settlement, I will happily reveal the case and outcome. The cost o
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