I have paid for the Period and have a written contract with the builder stating both period of hire and price paid.
He has been feeding me lies and half truths for 6 weeks and delivered literally no construction work on the project. The roof is only stripped about 75%. My trust in his ability and willingness to deliver what has in a large part been paid for with a deposit is waning. I may be forced to find someone else to complete the work. I would then of course Demand he pay me back the deposit.
In order to make the situation more Difficult for me he may ask the scafolder who is apparently his cousin to remove the scaffold.
The whole house is encased and I think I can make it very hard for him to enter. He would indeed have to break and enter.