I have an 'ongoing' dispute - now I am shattered and a bit frustrated with everything.... I've kept a diary of events - basically we had some fascia/soffit work done, then 4 weeks later the flat roof lifted as it wasnt secured - our home insurance doesnt cover it.
what would you suggest doing next?
25th March 2004
Rain coming through the light fitting in bedroom in early hours of the morning
Ruined light shade (1 of matching pair) – Focus DIY £45
Tipped water onto bed, mattress and headboard – mattress soaked whilst I was in it –
Silentnight Picasso mattress only 4 months old
No electricity in bedroom lighting from 3 am!
Water running down wall in bedroom – caught no severe damage £0
Water dripping through in new place in window surround in kitchen – caught – no severe damage £0
Mother and baby spent night sleeping in the lounge as a consequence. I have no further sleep.
24th March 2004
Builder arrives, removes shoring, removes rotten boards and re seals roof in preparation of work commencing in the morning
23rd March 2004
Liam arrives to look at damage to the car –
Car taken to get quote by Warwick Shubrook – who confirm that dentmaster wouldn’t be able to cover the depth of marks – 4.7 miles round trip, car running costs = £37p/mile. + my time £1.74
21st March 2004
Lead lifted off roof and landed on Astra £Quote
28th February 2004
Snow melt on flat roof, further water running down bedroom walls and onto new carpet (no prolonged damage), bedroom rearranged to provide space and our de-humidifier placed in room running 24/7
Kitchen – water running down walls on to table/ tablecloth, floor and in doorway – yellow stains remain on walls – repaint required £11.99
27th February 2004
Bulider returns and resecured roofing and removed remaining snow. Coving in Kitchen bowed and water around window reveal - fixed already and requires re -decoration
26th February 2004
Birth of our son – concerns over the state of the house for a newborn child expressed to Liam
25th February 2004
Builder arrives and shored up other part of roof following small amount of water damage to ceiling in bedroom
Re-artex ½ of bedroom ceilingn now needed est£50
Liam inspects the damage – discuss that we are willing to pay costs to have boards on roof done at the same time as pointless sealing in wet and old roof boards – suggested figure of £200 contribution to this cost.
24th February 2004
R.G Carter insurance assessor inspects and notifies us that we won’t be covered due to shoddy workmanship in failing to secure the old felt back down or to notify us of the condition at the time of installation
22nd February 2004
Initial roofing blown off in the wind – Spent morning refixing and covering – Home insurance called.
Duck Tape roll £5.99
Bag of nails £1.29
9th January 2004
Installation completed – work team point out to us the alterations to the original schedule – that a piece of lead is used as a diversion for rainwater rather than a plastic item as discussed with Wayne at sale and survey.
Work team also suggest the removal of moss along flat roof at point the tiles meet to prolong life of flat roof – no other mention of condition.
Also weather today worse than the day they were told not to commence!
Paid for works in full by cheque.
8th January 2004
Work commences on installation
7th January 2004
Work due to commence – they arrive – and decide weather too inclement and don’t start work. Try and talk us out of the desired finish along rear fascia in preference to cladding over rotten timber.
22nd November 2003
Agree to the works taking place for £930, paid deposit.
Total cost to us to date £578.00
Awaited costs Car repair