Is this a suitable standard?

29 Jun 2022
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United Kingdom

Posting this as Im curious to hear from experienced plasterers and those who have had jobs done for them often.

We recently had some tradesmen come to join our kitchen and reception room to hopefully remodel our kitchen. Naturally this would require complete replastering of walls and ceilings. We also wanted them to replaster our bathroom as it hasnt been done since we moved in 15 years ago. Ive had concerns about the standard of work and everytime Ive voiced them theyve responded saying this is typical. Im not experienced in housework this big before so take their word for it but Im getting annoyed now. I have already paid for all their materials, just the final paymentnleft (their labour costs) and Im querying their standard.

The new kitchen for example has a major bump near the joint where the old kitchen and reception room seperated. The window sills have plastering on them and Im wondering if they need pvc around the edges? The bathroom ceiling has had cladding installed and theyve used pvc but it is uneven and unsightly. The major problem is the back of the bathroom radiator, sink and toilet where there has been no finishing done and in some instances theyve even failed to remove the old tiles. They say theyre not done yet but surely I can expect perfection? Or do these things happen?

Also due to careless works, during the removed of the old bathroom ceiling and walls our floor tiles became chipped and cracked. Ive mentioned this and the gaffer said theyll 'fix it'...what does that mean? Doubt theyrebgoing to install us new tiles, theyll likely cover the edge cracks and put a filling into the centre crack. Which is fine but surely I have the right to refuse partial payment due to these damages and imperfections? Finally when they were replastering around the window it seems they didnt check to the edges were straight (see picture) and it ended up slightly curved.

Im really sorry if I sound daft and if these things are to be expected and im being overanxious. Their labour costs are just a lot higher than originally quoted as problems were found when connecting rooms (ceiling condition/height) and therefore before offering final payment I want to know for certain Ive got a good standard of work

Ive attached some pictures. Any example of previous plastering jobs from people and/or opinions of current/former trademen would be really helpful



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