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    Paid breaks

    There were several different jobs that were changed, added to and amended along the way, part down to us changing our minds and also discovering issues. This lead to us going to an by the hour arrangement but I expected to pay for the hours they were working, and not their breaks as well. I...
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    Paid breaks

    Hi, I have had builders in doing various jobs for me, they start at 8.30, finish at 4.30 take a couple of 15 min breaks and around half hour for lunch. Now the bill has come in and they are charging for 8 hours a day and I would have expected the breaks to not be billable. Is it usual practice...
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    Tiny flat roof pooling - acceptable?

    Yes true, have so much else going on that i just want to put this behind me. If I have to fight to get them to corrected it I will do but if it will be fine then I can put my energy elsewhere, and at the moment there are a lot of elsewheres! Created a onedrive folder and put a few more pics...
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    Tiny flat roof pooling - acceptable?

    Thanks for the responces A bit of a mixed bag. Not had chance to get any more pics It does appear to be one peice of EPDM, the ridge that looks like a join I think is from how it was folded. The ends do have some sort of parapet. Looks a bit poor but it should be waterproof and no one will...
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    Tiny flat roof pooling - acceptable?

    Hi, We had a tiny flat roof replaced, it was in a sorry state before and needed the timbers underneath replaced too. I was having other work done at the time and got the guys doing that to also do the roof. So they have done the work but they have left a raised lip that results in the water...
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    Bay windows issues, cost?

    No problem. The issue was caused by a slight roof spread pushing the top of the bay columns out slightly and it was suggested that action to be taken to prevent this getting any worse. Taken from the quote:- - install a Helifix crack stitching system. - Rake out the every 3rd horizontal mortar...
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    Bay windows issues, cost?

    Not too bad really, had a quote for this and some other brickwork and came in at £625 plus scaffolding. Shame some of the other issues I asked him to look at were worse than expected, there was long list of things that I knew needed to be done, and it keeps getting longer.
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    Bay windows issues, cost?

    Thanks for your responses. He didn't mention any issues with the foundations so hopefully they are ok. I'm going to get someone to have a look and quote to get an exact cost, seems like there there is too much risk otherwise.
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    Bay windows issues, cost?

    Hi all, I'm after an approx cost of some work that was brought up in the survey on house I'm in the process of buying. One of the things picked up was that the bay window has fallen forward slightly (75mm top), which has also resulted in some gaps around the windows. He's suggested fitting...
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