1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Random workman at door suggests problem with roof

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Gary Malcolm, 31 Mar 2021.

  1. Gary Malcolm

    Gary Malcolm

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2021
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Says I have a problem with roof near chimney and asked if anyone had been up working on chimney recently. Reluctant to employ a random caller but have taken a couple of photos. Can anyone see anything wrong? Checked in loft and zero sign of any water getting in.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Sponsored Links
  3. johnny2007

    johnny2007

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    3,710
    Thanks Received:
    567
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Never, ever fall for that trick.
    Even if there is something wrong, call your own tradesman, not a random bloke who hasn't got anything better to do than knock at people's door and deceive them.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  4. Yeah - "This"
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. Alastairreid

    Alastairreid

    Joined:
    21 Nov 2008
    Messages:
    6,658
    Thanks Received:
    1,083
    Location:
    uk
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Get a no cold calling sticker for your door.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  6. Watch out for the broken tile trick on the drive. Roof looks ok, flashing a bit dopey, but not terrible.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  7. datarebal

    datarebal

    Joined:
    1 May 2007
    Messages:
    3,335
    Thanks Received:
    682
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    There is a tile cocked or busted.
    But still, don't use door knockers
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  8. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    33,585
    Thanks Received:
    4,565
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    You might get a 2 for 1 deal with the drive (y)
     
    • Like Like x 3
  9. JP_

    JP_

    Joined:
    17 May 2012
    Messages:
    7,693
    Thanks Received:
    446
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    And don't let them in the house either, for any reason, not even to try to prove them wrong.

    Best answer would always be something like "thanks, my son/brother/dad/cousin is a builder, they can have a look when they are around at the weekend".

    Read somewhere, maybe here, about people turn up, get inside, then one pours water on the floor in a bathroom, and says something is leaking and needs fixing urgently. Then they do nothing and take all the money. Obviously preying on vulnerable people, including elderly people with dementia that might get confused.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  10. Sponsored Links
  11. johnny2007

    johnny2007

    Joined:
    11 Jan 2012
    Messages:
    3,710
    Thanks Received:
    567
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Or just say you're a tenant, you don't care if the house falls apart and point them to the closest estate agent.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  12. Gary Malcolm

    Gary Malcolm

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2021
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks for the advice would never employ random caller. Got my normal roofer calling later to look at the oddly sitting tile.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. diy_fun_uk

    diy_fun_uk

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    1,179
    Thanks Received:
    147
    Location:
    Fife
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    In a similar manner, when a random person used to knock on our door when I was growing up selling or promoting whatever, mum would say 'sorry, I'm just the cleaner ...'

    :)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. haha :LOL::LOL: that's a good one. I don't suppose door knockers are so common as they once were.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Like Like x 1
  15. JohnD

    JohnD

    Joined:
    15 Nov 2005
    Messages:
    73,495
    Thanks Received:
    4,232
    Location:
    Crossgates, Europe
    Country:
    Cook Islands
    [​IMG]

    I haven't got one.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. Gary Malcolm

    Gary Malcolm

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2021
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Tile was cracked and another was damaged, both replaced for £70. Very pleased
     
    • Like Like x 4
  17. datarebal

    datarebal

    Joined:
    1 May 2007
    Messages:
    3,335
    Thanks Received:
    682
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Fair enough , good job he could source those quickly
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
Loading...

Share This Page