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1 Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 12:30

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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No, I didn't try and savage Cecil with my strap on, I've literally had the decorators in over the weekend and today.

Simple job, take down the old wallpaper in my hall and lounge, fill any cracks or holes, line the walls with paper and then paint.

Surely food and drink to any decorator?

The decorator hasn't got to the painting bit yet, but the walls have been stripped and re-lined with lining paper. And it's shit.

There are more air bubbles in each strip of lining paper than you'd get in a jumbo sized Aero bar. There are drips of paste everywhere, over the plug sockets, light switches and even some of the windows.

It's a shocking job, and I don't think a couple of coats of paints is going to change that.

So what do I do? I can't bring myself to pay him the agreed price (£420 for cash) because surely you expect the job to be of a decent standard. When I employ a "professional" I expect him or her to be able to do a better job than I would.

So do I pay him a percentage of the price or refuse to pay him at all?

What would you do?

2 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 13:09

wanderlust

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Are you using an insurance-backed accredited tradesman e.g. someone in TrustMark? If so you can insure the job and/or bust them to their Scheme Operator who will send someone else to sort it out if they completely f*** up  Here's the dispute resolution process.

3 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 13:19

Natasha Whittam

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It was a bloke out of the free newspaper.

4 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 13:23

xmiles

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Ivan Campo
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I think that may explain why he is a shit decorator.

5 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 13:25

rammywhite

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Natasha Whittam wrote:It was a bloke out of the free newspaper.

Point out the problems first and ask him to sort it. Tell him he doesn't get his money until the jobs done properly.
 And then next time PM me and I'll put you on to my painter and decorator who'll do you a decent job at the right price!

6 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 13:52

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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xmiles wrote:I think that may explain why he is a shit decorator.

I don't see why he should be shit just because he advertises is the free paper.

He's been doing it for 20 years, surely you pick up some skills doing something for 20 years? Ok, Mrs Xmiles probably disagrees.

7 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 13:54

wanderlust

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Natasha Whittam wrote:It was a bloke out of the free newspaper.
:facepalm:  See if he does any better tarmacking your drive then.

8 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 13:55

Natasha Whittam

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rammywhite wrote:
Point out the problems first and ask him to sort it. Tell him he doesn't get his money until the jobs done properly.

But why wouldn't he do a proper job in the first place if he's capable of doing so?

I wouldn't trust your decorator, you'd have him riffling through my knickers drawer for a souvenir.

9 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 13:56

Natasha Whittam

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wanderlust wrote::facepalm:  See if he does any better tarmacking your drive then.

I live in the penthouse. He'd have to be extremely skilled to get a driveway up here.

10 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 14:07

wanderlust

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Natasha Whittam wrote:
wanderlust wrote::facepalm:  See if he does any better tarmacking your drive then.

I live in the penthouse. He'd have to be extremely skilled to get a driveway up here.
I just thought he might have an alternative skillset as he obviously doesn't come up to scratch when it comes to smoothly lining your front entrance and filling your cracks without spilling his sticky paste everywhere Shocked

11 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 14:12

Natasha Whittam

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wanderlust wrote:I just thought he might have an alternative skillset as he obviously doesn't come up to scratch when it comes to smoothly lining your front entrance and filling your cracks without spilling his sticky paste everywhere Shocked

I can't believe you've turned this sexual. Expect a PM from Bonce and the bumchums within the hour.

12 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 14:13

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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Natasha Whittam wrote:
wanderlust wrote:I just thought he might have an alternative skillset as he obviously doesn't come up to scratch when it comes to smoothly lining your front entrance and filling your cracks without spilling his sticky paste everywhere Shocked

I can't believe you've turned this sexual. Expect a PM from Bonce and the bumchums within the hour.

I bet you laughed.

13 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 14:17

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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14 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 14:21

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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Once again this site is fucking useless at giving advice.

Just you wait until you're desperate to know about women's shoes.

15 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 15:03

boltonbonce

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You need to splash out on some of that moving wallpaper.

16 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 15:30

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
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Natasha Whittam wrote:Once again this site is fucking useless at giving advice.

Just you wait until you're desperate to know about women's shoes.

Thats no problem, we'll ask KP  Very Happy

17 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 16:23

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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When i need to know where trannys buy big size womens shoes you will be at the top of my list Nat

18 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 16:26

boltonbonce

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19 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 16:52

Bwfc1958

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
I can't believe you googled that Boncey. Someone needs to take your computer away from you.

20 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 17:30

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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He didn't Google it, it was already on his Favourites.

21 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 17:35

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
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Can I hijack your thread if I promise not to make it about gay sex, Nat?

I've just shelled out nearly two grand to have the fence posts and panels at the front replaced.

The builder did a fantastic job and it looked really good.

I say "looked".......

.....because the fucking dildo who lives next door (retired, bored, his wife hates him because he's a cock) decided to stain the ones on his side an offensive orange colour.

Fair enough, had he restricted his efforts to his side of the fence but the fucking knob decided to do our side as well. This despite my politely demurring when he knocked on our front door and offered his services.

I specifically said "Feel free to do your side but we haven't decided what colour we want yet, so don't do ours."

I got home earlier today and not only do our nice new panels look like they've been "Trumped", he's also managed to spill about half a gallon of the stuff on my shiny new concrete driveway.

I'm not joking for once when I say that I want to beat the silly old bastard to death...

22 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 19:22

boltonbonce

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That's not on. He had no right to paint your side,particularly after you'd turned down his offer to do so.

Might I suggest you set Humphrey on him?

23 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 19:23

boltonbonce

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Bwfc1958 wrote:
I can't believe you googled that Boncey. Someone needs to take your computer away from you.
The cops did once. Most of them are still on the sick. Very Happy

24 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 19:29

Bread2.0

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boltonbonce wrote:That's not on. He had no right to paint your side,particularly after you'd turned down his offer to do so.

Might I suggest you set Humphrey on him?

Non-starter.

The dog, for some unknown reason, (although it may very well involve gravy bones) thinks the sun shines out of his stupid arse so the only way he'd do him any damage would be if he somehow licked him to death.

I'll have to come up with a better plan...

25 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 19:37

boltonbonce

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Sneak into his garden under the cover of darkness,and trim all his bushes into rude shapes.

26 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 19:40

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Why is no one else baffled by the fact Nat had the painters in

27 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 20:11

boltonbonce

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y2johnny wrote:Why is no one else baffled by the fact Nat had the painters in
Bit harsh Johnny. I'm sure the Painter's are a lovely couple.

I believe he's in retail.

28 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 20:12

Natasha Whittam

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I've been on the Sheffield Utd forum and received a better response.

29 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 20:37

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Natasha Whittam wrote:I've been on the Sheffield Utd forum and received a better response.
Busy that forum

:bomb:

30 Re: Disappointing Tradesman Experience on Mon Mar 27 2017, 20:41

Bread2.0

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y2johnny wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:I've been on the Sheffield Utd forum and received a better response.
Busy that forum

:bomb:

Careful now......you'll be getting the "Moron Lecture".

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