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  Reply # 720939 21-Nov-2012 19:48

timmmay: When a tradesman working in your home does damage, is it reasonable to expect them to fix it?

We had a builder/decorator in, he dragged the oven out to paint behind it, in the process he's left half a dozen holes and some scratches in the lino in the kitchen.


It would be an unusual oven if it didn't have rollers at the back and adjustable feet at the front. All you have to do to move them without shagging the vinyl is to lift the front feet clear of the floor and roll the back. Sometimes the feet can sink/get stuck into the vinyl so lift carefully.

I hope the rest of his work justifies the term "tradesman".

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  Reply # 720944 21-Nov-2012 20:12 Send private message

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timmmay: When a tradesman working in your home does damage, is it reasonable to expect them to fix it?

We had a builder/decorator in, he dragged the oven out to paint behind it, in the process he's left half a dozen holes and some scratches in the lino in the kitchen.


It would be an unusual oven if it didn't have rollers at the back and adjustable feet at the front. All you have to do to move them without shagging the vinyl is to lift the front feet clear of the floor and roll the back. Sometimes the feet can sink/get stuck into the vinyl so lift carefully.

I hope the rest of his work justifies the term "tradesman".


Sometimes they can still scratch it, even with wheels. But it does sound like carelessness if they damaged it without putting something soft under the feet, as you would think it was something they do regularly.



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  Reply # 720985 21-Nov-2012 21:38 Send private message

Painting isn't too hard, but he did a lot of plastering, sanding, screwing bits and pieces in. He was here 7 or 8 days, which if you're doing it part time is like 6 weeks of evenings and weekends. I don't have time for that, and I can afford a builder/painter guy, so I did.

His work's generally really good.




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  Reply # 722587 25-Nov-2012 16:32 Send private message

This is exactly why all my quotes now state that any furniture in the area of works that will need moving will be done so at the owners risk. That usually gets them moved before any work starts.

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