I have a contract for a basement conversion, included on the contract was the first fixing of 5 radiators. In the materials breakdown this was included as 3 days for 1 plumber and materials. There is no breakdown of cost, the whole job has a total value, however a previous quote that broke things down showed this a 3 days @£200 and £150 of materials.
The plumber was sub contracted by the builder and he submitted his invoice for 7 days ([email protected]
£200 and 4 @ £160 for his mate) with materials totaling a little over.
We had asked for some additional items from the plumber with the project manager present and have since agreed with both the plumber and the builder this involved 1 days labour out of the 7 at @ £160 and £421 of materials.
The left a norminal difference in the builders estimated matieral bill, however there is a 3 day difference @ £160 that is in dispute. The plumber says this relates to the first fix of the 5 radiators, however the builder who we are contracted to says that the first fix of 5 radiators was not part of his quote and so is an extra I should pay.
For a little background we had a quote off another company that the builder price matched, but this didn't include the first fix of the radiators. However the quote we agreed to, although the same price, contained the detail of first fixing 5 radiators which was a point that attracted towards this company over the other.
Where do I stand in terms of responsiblity for the payment for first fixing 5 radiators as it is on the quote we have agreed to and paid both a deposit and subsequent monthly payments on?
Also the plumber is currently persuing the builder for the full payment, including the amount we have agreeed to pay. I have tried on mulitple occasions to clear the balance I owe, however as the plumber is a sub contractor of the builder he won't accept payment from myself.