Can I hold my carpenter responsible for rotten floor due to inadequate damp proof?
I've just discovered that the sub-floor and joists that were replaced only 6 years ago in my Victorian house have rotted again,
I'm told by an independent building contractor, due to inadequate damp protection.
A master carpenter/joiner replaced joists/sub-floor and oak flooring only SIX years ago, due to the originals rotting.
My question is
can I reasonably expect the carpenter to contribute to the cost of this new work,
which will essentially be to rip up what he did 6 years ago,
beef up any existing damp protection
and then rebuild the floor from the ground up?
I feel he bears the responsibility for not highlighting the need for adequate damp protection in the first instance.