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    Builder not adhered to Building Regulations

    Builders

    I am wanting to know where I stand when a builder does not adhere to Building regulations? I have had a garage conversion done and the builder has not followed the architectural plans so now my conversion has not passed building regs and is unwilling to come and put the failures to rights. He is demanding the final payment for completion when the job has not been completed.

    Asked by Barbara Ann on 13th Dec 2021
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    G.T.Building services

    "The Builder has to carry out the work as per drawings and each stage is passed to the Building Inspector's satisfaction. When the Inspector signs off the last stage, and you are satisfied, you can then make the final payment to the Builder.
    G.T. Building Services"

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    kd construction and property maintenance

    "I’d be contacting trading standards and a civil lawyer to look into what damages, incurred expenses I could be perusing also I’d say he’s guilty of gross misconduct and breach of contract assuming he actually provided a contract"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Richard Green

    "I would say if building control haven't signed off then for me it’s not complete so no payment should be made until everyone involved is happy with completed works that is when I would then request final payment hope this helps"

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    NR solutions

    "It is the builder's job to put the garage conversion right he should have stuck to the plans do not make the final payment"

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Delta Handyman

    "He needs to fix his job, without any payments and any extra cost.
    Regards"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Apr 2018 - report
    Multi Build

    "You're within your rights to withhold any outstanding money.
    Did the builder provide a written contract before the work started?
    Personally, within our contract terms we sign with our customers, we set out payment terms.
    The last completion payment is payable WHEN bc have signed the job off AND any snagging is completed and customers are happy"

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    JandJdrains

    "Don't pay them, ring trading standards I'd get another builder in to put right what they have done take plenty of photos get a statement from the building inspector and take them to court for extra costs to put shoddy work right"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Trojan Construction

    "Do not pay him he doesn't know his stuff most building regs are the same whatever council you use"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    KC Construction&Demolition

    "Do NOT pay him. You can take him to small claims court if you have the evidence. Please do not pay him any more of your money."

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Mjharman painter and decorators

    "Quite simple take him to scc small claims court and a magistrate will make him put it right"

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report

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