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How can I Track Down a Builder to redress poor work?

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About a year ago we had some building work done which has now turned out to be sub-standard.



I have tried to get hold of the guy, but his home phone and email no longer work, and I suspect his mobile number has changed also.



All I have is a name, a bank account/sort code, and a post code. With the beauty of hindsight I should have never used a tradesman who didn't put his full address on his paperwork.



I have done a WHOIS lookup on his website, and I have a registered address from that, which is different (but close) to the "contact us" details on the website.



I`ve not been able to find anything on the companies house website - presumably the registered company is operating under a different name?



How do suggest I proceed in tracking down this builder?

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You're probably doing everything you can.


I think the question you need to ask yourself is – what will you do if you find him?


What is the value of the work that he did and what is the value of making it good?

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ok, so the plan is - if he refuses to recify the faulty work - to take him to small claims



The works themselves were £600 and the scaffold for access (different contractor) was £400 - I can see I might have issues with recovering costs for the scaffolding, but interested to hear what others think re supply of goods and services act.



In terms of making it good - I`m no builder but scaffold price will be same plus building works which could be as much as original works (£600)

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he wont appear at companieshouse unless it is a limited company. Sole traders are just that and personally liable for all debts. However, if your builder has done a runner I would bet that he is no stranger to the small claims court so you can look him up at trustonline for a fee and see if he has any CCJ's. If he does dont throw good money after bad as you arent going to recover anything.

In Australia you need a qualification certificate to get a jobas a barman, let alone a builder. in this country and many others we dont value skilled trades the same way so anyone can call themselves a builder and off they go wrecking people's lives. Gives a bad name to those who do go through the CITB training schemes

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