I recently paid to get a new bathroom sink and loo installed in a flat I rent out (currently empty). The loo seems OK but the sink wasn't installed correctly and is leaking at one of the taps and in a couple of places on the waste pipe. I put some external sealant on the leaks to try and put it right, I haven't been back to the flat but I know I need to get it properly fixed and installed. (I live and work in London but the flat is in Marine Parade Brighton.)
Can contact me anytime by email but evening best by mobile.
Simon gave me a quote very quickly and agreed to come round at the weekend to do the job. He arrived on time and carried out the job very well, and quickly and very neatly. He even charged me a fiver less than the quote! I wish I had used him in the first place.
We moved in 3 years ago and shower was here so no idea of age. Now making funny noises and water no longer coming out. Make is Gainsborough Delux 10.5W electric shower. No idea whether needs repairing or replacing but certainly on a budget!
Quick reliable and friendly service
Emily and Ciaran
I will supply fittings. old wall tiles need to be taken off, walls part tiled with new. Old fittings to be taken away. Lino on floor.
nfortunately it was brought to my attention what an abysmal job this plumber had done, after I had paid him and he had left for the bank holiday weekend. And another job after that.
He left with the words that the hot water would be back on in about 10 minutes, after any airlocks had disappeared. Two hours later we discovered that he hadn’t turned the hot water cylinder feed back on. An hour after that we started finding all the leaks he had left in his wake, when the dining room ceiling partially collapsed under their combined weight. In all, all four waste pipes and three water pipes were leaking.
He would also drain the system daily, not realising that a simple tap under the feed tank would have achieved the same end without costing me a fortune in water bills and without depriving the whole house of water all day every day. He didn’t even perform the usual courtesy of filling a couple of jugs with water and a bucket for the loo.
As for his tiling. The tiler I got in to try and make some good of his work, rated it amongst the worst five jobs he had ever seen. The boxing in was worse - he was tiling onto cardboard on one attempt, and plasterboard on the shower enclosure floor. The carpenter who fixed most of the mess, found that the shower enclosure had been leaking for a long time and uncovered several rotten timbers. If this plumber had noticed it, he didn’t bring it to my attention. And his solution, I am told, was worse than what had been there originally. Similarly, his solution to some ungainly boxing in of some even more untidy plumbing in the toilet, was to skew the toilet towards the wall.
This plumber says he should have been given the opportunity to rectify his mistakes, but would you? When given the opportunity to at least finish what he had originally quoted to do, he asked for another day’s pay at 150 pounds a day.
It cost me more to fix his work than he had quoted in the first place.
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