It was agreed that the loose/unstable gravel/shingle base would be cleared and replaced with compacted hard core and then covered with gravel for a driveway/car standing area. the rest would be cleared and replaced with topsoil for lawn and beds.
I reality no hard core was used, no compaction just a 2" layer of topsoil and gravel placed on top of existing base. Finish poor, I really could've done better myself. Proce is way out of range for has been done.
....I should've known better - no recommends for tradesman involved, no altenative quotes obtained....
No. He offered to rectify the issue over the beds being 2" of soil on hardcore by digging out the hardcore. He maintaioned it was reasonable to lay turf on the thin layer of soil cover. I had lost all faith and said to cease all work and leave it this morning. I haven't had an opportunity to do more so far.
Thanks. So I have to get an independent landscaper to assess what is done and quote for it to be rectified to my requested standard?
He'll press for immediate payment of the bill he has submitted - do I refuse pending this process and inform him of what I am doing?
If this becomes protracted, what is my best backup position or legal option - Trading Standards? small claims or solicitor?