A wall half-finished, a gable end not completed but you have a roof? How does that work I wonder… My running partner needed an extension and chose someone who was recommended. It turned out this, ‘all-round tradesman’ had learned a little brickwork while serving a prison sentence for fraud and so the nightmare began.
After completing half the extension walls he put the roof on. In between time he started digging out the patio, ripped out the bathroom, commenced the loft conversion, removed windows, doors and started replacing drainage. I’m not a gifted intellectual but I do wonder where the plan was. She got rid of him! Enter, Chris and Del two great lads who started on the interior.
But what to do with the exterior walls? We got a quote from two head shaking experts who informed her, ‘the roof has to come off! And it’ll cost £2,400’ So, Charlie had a word with good old Andy, bricklaying lecturer at college and he said. ‘I’ll do it for some beer money.’ two days later it was all done and guess what? We didn’t take the roof off.
He even built a step
Two of her daughters chose a laminate floor, (this is my bit) Lurv fitting those floors, lol.
Of course, you then have the issue of daughter number three who is left with a plain wooden floor and wants something akin to her sisters haha. Well give me some old emulsion paint, a marker pen to imitate the joints and some floor varnish and I am away. I wouldn’t recommend it though. Two days of ‘cutting in’ does kinda get to your shoulders. But the smile on a littles girl’s face was probably worth it 😉
Hurrah now all we need to do is change the neighbour’s garden from a building site to a garden! Did I mention, I quite like laying patios too 😉
So, my dear friends if you book a builder I wouldn’t just take the recommendation of his wife even if she is a work colleague. My running partner (and her three daughters) are happy again. By the way, that is why I missed a blog post last week. x
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