Not much to add really, the standard of work is shocking, at best.
One thing though is the money you have already given to him sufficient to cover the kitchen units and major bathroom suite parts that he has supplied, just to cover yourself. If it went to court I'm sure you would have no problem justifying not paying any labour due to the obviously substandard work and the fact that things like the tiling would have to be done.
The bloke is achancer and I'm sorry to say found a live one in you. How he could justify, for example, charging £500 to lay such a small area of floor tiles in the bathroom.
Yes the money I gave him has covered the kitchen units by a few thousand pounds and on top of that I gave him £2000 cash.
My brother who is a project manager has spoken to him now and the builder has agreed not to come back to the house and to just walk away.
I'm not 100% sure what my brother discussed with him but it may have involved calling in HMRC, Building Control and others?
My brother has photograhed and listed all the faults cabinet by cabinet and the other concerning areas such as the electrics.
He believes the units are salvageable but will all need to come out so the walls can be assessed and the electrics installed properly with additional sockets if need be.
The worktop will not be used again but will be replaced by granite.
The cost of taking the units out, getting granite and getting the work done professionally will be cheaper than the extortionate amount of money the builder recently requested for the next payment.
This means I am back to square one and that I need to find the various professionals to carry out the work BUT at least I am a lot more aware now of what I did wrong and what to do now to prevent allowing the wrong type of so called builders into my home.
It has been a costly mistake but I'm so thankful for all the help and advice everyone has given me on here. I cant express how grateful I am.
I'm also really grateful for my brother to drive all the way here and to intervene before I handed over more money.
He is now going to oversee the installations of both the kitchen and bathroom.
A lesson learnt....