To excavate and install pipe work and soakaway in front driveway, for all front down pipes. Then to excavate approx 300mm and lay sub base for driveway,, install kerb edging with shingle French drain on outer of kerbs. Then to lay 60mm wearing course of Tarmac, with40mm topping to complete drive. To install curved steps either side of rear patio area, to lay tar and membrane at side of property to seal for infill with hardcore on rear patio. Raise up manhole cover for access and infill with approx 20ton of hardcore, and install 150mm posts for fencing on patio area. ( no patio slabs or laying included) Install pond on sand base with adequate membrane and infill sides with sand, pond to be left approx 1m out of ground. Connect in to water supply at front of property and run supply up side of property to new concrete slab by seating area, leaving 2 connections for new outside taps. Then to run power cable to same position and install 110mm underground drain into existing manhole. To install concrete slab on left hand side approx 3m by 8m, and concrete slab on right approx 2.5m by 4m, this will be laid on hardcore base. To include labour for front and rear fencing approx 22m. To supply and install all 50mm down pies in to 110mm connections, to include fitting of hoppers and correcting rear drainage leading to rear soakaway. Total £14,000 This price will include labour, materials and plant as stated above. I look forward to your Responce Many Thanks.
Job completed as today
1. moved fish tank
2. removed a load of soil
3. lay a soakaway
4. half finished slab
5. not commenced fence
left bags of soils and concrete debris in the middle of my garden
I advised my builder to deduct the works they done which is what I listed above completed job which in my opinion £2000.00 and refund £4250.00 to me.
However my builder replied to me the works they carried out over £6,000.00 and seeking further recovery against me!
Ok Just to clarify my question
What is my legal standpoint as a consumer?
I obtained a quote for the job as a project, not a daily rate. If they failed to complete works according to the job specification then where do I stand and can they counter claim against me?
No that is part of the job to prepare the entire back garden
Yes, thank you, ***** ***** only thing is I have calculated the cost for him to deduct from my payment is based on what I think its worth, can I claim what I believe to be the balance back from him, and the judge will decide? Because I have to fill in the claim form.
What do I need to do in terms of his counter claim against me?