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Yorkie

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Re: Thinking of moving to the area...
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2011, 06:34:04 AM »
That's perfectly alright Mr Fester.   Any of us is liable to make the odd minor slip and had there not been more than one place with the similar name I would have completely ignored the error!   :D
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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2011, 09:43:52 AM »
Thanks for the reply Yorkie.
Is the area over run with Plumbers? Does anyone else think this?

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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2011, 10:36:53 AM »
I wouldn't say it was overrun. A good quality tradesman should always be able to get work.

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« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2011, 11:27:26 AM »
And especially one who arrives at the time he said he would.

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« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2011, 11:34:27 AM »
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And especially one who arrives at the time he said he would.
Definitely!

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« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2011, 06:03:15 PM »
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And especially one who arrives at the time he said he would.
Definitely!

And charges competetive rates too. 

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« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2011, 01:21:00 AM »
There are plumbers, and then there are plumbers.

I have been made aware today of a number of local tradesmen who pupport to be qualified plumbers and heating engineers, when in fact they are simply learning from each other.
Apparently their qualifications and experience might not stand up very well to to close scrutiny.

So the motto is BEWARE,  CHECK, and get recommendations from previous customers.
Fester...
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« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2011, 08:43:59 AM »
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And especially one who arrives at the time he said he would.

Or even turns up at all ! Have come to the conclusion that some people don't want work !
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.

Yorkie

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« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2011, 08:53:01 AM »
I'm fortunate, I can do my own plumbing and electrics.  Saved me a mint over the years.   :D
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« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2011, 10:21:00 AM »
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I'm fortunate, I can do my own plumbing and electrics.  Saved me a mint over the years.   :D

I hope that you've got the certificates then Yorkie or otherwise you'll be in the fertiliser if you have to make an insurance claim.     

Yorkie

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« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2011, 02:57:42 PM »
I don't touch gas!  All get signed off!   :D
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Yorkie

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« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2011, 04:59:12 PM »
To add to my comment above.  When we moved into our present house we intended building into the roof area which we did giving us two more bedrooms, a bathroom and a large gallery landing.  Whilst doing the work, much of which I did myself, I found that there was no earthing to the lighting circuits and all extra sockets to the wiring had been connected as spurs.  All in all a real mess.  The plumbing wasn't much better either.   Proper ring circuits were installed and the plumbing tidied up.  Building approval was obtained from CCBC prior to commencement and they signed it off on completion.  The wiring was also signed off.  It was completed in 2002 since when the regulations have changed but all work should still comply with current criteria.
Even fire windows and mains operated smoke alarms are fitted so I hope we will never have an insurance claim.
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« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2011, 05:52:04 PM »
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And especially one who arrives at the time he said he would.
Definitely!

And charges competetive rates too.

I was called out to a job on Wednesday to fix a bath leak. The customer had recently had a new bathroom fitted and some tiling done. There were leaks everywhere and all appliances were loose and pipes not clipped etc.   The customer was cursing the plumber who'd fitted it and told me he'd paid 400 for the whole job (inc tiling), which he thought was expensive!......You get what you pay for.

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« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2011, 07:00:39 PM »
Exactly!   You don't know what you are getting, and unless you have a bit of knowledge yourself to check the workmanship,  you can get ripped off every time.

Can anyone recommend someone who can render a garden wall for me?   :D   I pay well but expect a good job!    ;)
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« Reply #44 on: August 14, 2011, 07:51:02 PM »
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Can anyone recommend someone who can render a garden wall for me?   :D   I pay well but expect a good job!    ;)

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