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Can I hold my carpenter responsible for rotten floor due to inadequate damp proof?

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Dear all,

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.

 

Many thanks.

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Can I hold my carpenter responsible for rotten floor due to inadequate damp proof?

 

Dear all,

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.

 

Many thanks.

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Please keep to one thread per issue.

 

Two different entities...ones a damp course specialist and the timber a carpenter ......ones not responsible for the other.

 

Regards

 

Andy


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Sorry Andy, have I confused matters in some way?

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No gerry.....just that you started two threads within two mins on the same subject.One thread per issue please.


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Did the carpenter have any drawings to follow from architect or structural engineer?

Or he just replaced like for like?

Did he or you assess the source of damp at the time?

If it is rising damp from the ground, six years with today's material seem a very short time.

Perhaps you have an underground pipe liking and don't know about it.

This should have been assessed at the time when the floor was stripped.

You will need to find the source of damp to start any blame.

I personally think that if any tradesman is replacing rotten wood, the first thing they should do is to understand why the wood was rotting, so to answer your question, the carpenter could be partly responsible, but we need more info.

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did you have a survey done before employing a carpenter. It is not the carpenters job to assess the building, it is your building and he will be paid to do waht you have told him to do within the confines of his area of expertise.

If you had a tyre replaced on your car could you claim money from the tyre company for not fixing your faulty brakes.

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sound like underlining floor problems revelent to your property i.e. under ground?


:mad2::-x:jaw::sad:

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