He is just up to the job...He could talk the talk, but not walk the walk. He would not cause damage, but the finish would not get any better. I thought that after admitting to me the interior was not a good finish, he would have tried his best with the outside. Things are not straight, the downpipe is where a pillar is so it doesn't stay in. The cladding got big gaps, are not lined up, windows are not level, the roof membrane is loose in the corners and the list goes on. The decorator I got in is a friend and he pointed out the one mistake after another this morning...he is fully booked so there is no benefit in him trying to get the job, but he said to me he would not pay someone for the standard of work done. The original builder just text me for more money, and I do not want to pay him anything further.
I haven't spoken to him regarding this last issue as I just wanted to get advice and know my options before he comes back tomorrow. He hasn't been back for a week as he has started another job. He is asking for more money to buy materials...all he needs a couple of pieces of wood and some woodstain...but if the job is due to finish tomorrow, he should expect all his money tomorrow? Not sure why he wants money today?
I plan to have a chat to him tomorrow when he comes in, and see what he says.
Does this means I still need to pay him all money and what if I am not happy with the job after he was trying to put it right? How he said he would do things is not the way he has done it...what do I do about that?