#UK 'Nightmare builders' bodged brand new bathroom leaving father £10,000 out of pocket #UKnews

#UK ‘Nightmare builders’ bodged brand new bathroom leaving father £10,000 out of pocket #UKnews

#UK ‘Nightmare builders’ bodged brand new bathroom leaving father £10,000 out of pocket #UKnews

A father-of-two owed greater than £7,500 is fuming after workmen botched his brand new bathroom and threatened to knock their work down in entrance of his one-year-old daughter.

James Crosthwaite, 37, employed Home Bathroom Installations to hold out work to construct a downstairs bathroom at his dwelling in Newcastle and was quoted £9,000 in March 2021.

Mr Crosthwaite initially paid the agency £7,200, however the challenge was hit with a sequence of delays with work beginning a month late and was solely accomplished greater than a 12 months later when James employed the second agency.

The taxi driver stated the work carried out by Home Bathroom Installations was accomplished to a shoddy normal with the mistaken pipes, wires and cladding getting used.

James Crosthwaite, 37, is now owed £7,665 by the company but has not yet received a penny

James Crosthwaite, 37, is now owed £7,665 by the corporate however has not but acquired a penny

He added gaping holes had been left in the course of the winter the place home windows weren’t put in and garbage was additionally strewn throughout the entrance of his dwelling for months on finish.

The dad-of-two ultimately needed to fork out one other £3,000 to get the issues rectified by one other agency after he turned so fed-up with the delays – taking his complete spend to greater than £10,000.

At the time his spouse was recovering from surgical procedure, and the couple had a one-year-old and a new-born child.

One of the subcontractors utilized by the agency even confirmed as much as the home and threatened to knock his work on the bathroom down in entrance of their one-year-old baby, Mr Crosthwaite stated. 

Now a County Court Judgement has been issued in opposition to Home Bathroom Installations, owned by Anthony Wilson, saying it owes Mr Crosthwaite £7,655.

High Court Enforcement officers have tried 3 times to hold out a writ in opposition to Mr Wilson however have to this point been unable to take action.

Mr Crosthwaite stated: ‘It’s been a complete nightmare. He continually blamed different individuals for delays and was utilizing subcontractors to do the work.

Mr Crosthwaite said that rubbish was left outside their house for months at a time by the workers

Mr Crosthwaite stated that garbage was left exterior their home for months at a time by the employees

The new company told Mr Crosthwaite that the toilet wiring was completely wrong

The new firm informed Mr Crosthwaite that the bathroom wiring was fully mistaken

The wrong pipe was installed as the shower waste pipe by the subcontractors hired by Home Bathroom Installations

The mistaken pipe was put in because the bathe waste pipe by the subcontractors employed by Home Bathroom Installations

The room was left unfinished for months, despite Mr Wright repeatedly promising to finish the project

The room was left unfinished for months, regardless of Mr Wright repeatedly promising to complete the challenge

‘We acquired a quote from him in March final 12 months and the work was meant to begin in April however they did not come till late May.

‘At the start he employed a person who most likely labored for about 5 full days in a month’s interval, he was arguing with Anthony about supplies and being paid.

‘In the tip Anthony sacked this man however he then got here to our home demanding I personally pay him and threatened to knock the work that he accomplished down all within the presence of my one-year-old daughter.

‘The cladding was then put in the mistaken approach, the mistaken pipes had been used and we had garbage left exterior our home for months.

‘He has lied to us continually and never caught to timeframes. He left us harassed and indignant. 

‘The mess exterior my home was embarrassing.

‘I made him conscious that I might get authorized recommendation as we had paid over £7,000 for a job that was incomplete and a room that has no perform.

‘I stored asking him to complete off the room, he promised and promised however by no means turned up so I made a decision to take authorized motion.

James’ bathroom was lastly completed after he says he was pressured to pay one other firm £3,000 to place the bathroom proper.

Waste and building materials were also dumped on public land next to the house

Waste and constructing supplies had been additionally dumped on public land subsequent to the home

The bathroom doorframe which was installed was the wrong size, Mr Crosthwaite said

The bathroom doorframe which was put in was the mistaken measurement, Mr Crosthwaite stated

The company now owes the family £7,665 for the shoddy workmanship, but Mr Wright continues to dispute the claims

The firm now owes the household £7,665 for the shoddy workmanship, however Mr Wright continues to dispute the claims

He added: ‘I requested one other builder to cite me for the remainder of the work to be completed, he stated the cladding already put in was incorrect, the cement laid was unhealthy and cracked and there was additionally a leak within the bathe.

‘He additionally said that the work carried out to this point was solely price not more than £3,000 and I had paid Anthony £7,200.

‘I contacted excessive court docket enforcement to attempt to get my cash, however he is began a new firm and Home Bathroom Installations was by no means listed on firms home.

‘I gave him loads of alternatives to complete the work earlier than I went forward with court docket proceedings, however he by no means caught to any deadlines or guarantees.’

Contesting the declare, Wilson admitted there had been delays however stated ‘It has all the time been my intention to finish this job and to be requested for nearly £8,000 to be returned just isn’t cheap.’

He additionally stated delays to the work had been all the way down to his workforce isolating in step with Covid steering and likewise because of a scarcity of uncooked supplies.

Home Bathroom Installations has since ceased buying and selling, however Mr Wilson has now arrange a new firm named Bathrooms and Cladding.

He declined to remark when contacted.

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