Is anyone else having serious problems with the behaviour and attitudes of tradesmen lately?
Bought my first house this year and I need lots of work done but every time I've had work done I've been left angry afterwards with the carry on of tradesmen constantly trying to take the p**s either halfway through the job or at the end of the job. Two of the most recent examples below:
Windows and doors
Got new windows and doors, before the job started I removed the alarm sensors and taped them up so I could reinstall them afterwards. Your man somehow managed to cut the wire for the sensor at the front door and says "sure your probably going to get a new alarm anyway". Windows not sealed properly and door not straight - 5 weeks to come back out and sort after ignoring my calls and texts telling me "am I sure there not sealed".
Agreed to skim entire hall, stairs, landing and front room. Tells me job is finished on a Friday afternoon and when I turn up 2 walls in the front room aren't done, try's to tell me they don't need to be skimmed and starts this nonsense of it will cost an extra few hundred quid to finish the job. I tell him he's not getting the agreed amount until the job is finished as agreed. Obviously F***s thistlebond on the wall as loads of it ended up on floor and windows. This is after I said to him don't worry about the rubbish I'll make a trip to the dump and get rid of it for you. I wouldn't mind I was actually happy with work up to that point and would have thrown an extra few bob on top but the carry on at the end of the job was just a complete p**s take.
Am I just unlucky here? or and I right in thinking that they all have so much work on at the moment that there's an element of rushing jobs so they can move onto the next one and any issues that need to be fixed just get ignored along with pure chancers floating about.
Look I know there are decent tradesmen out there but this post is just based on my experiences this year. I'm getting to the stage were I'm dreading letting anyone else in to do more work.