1. C

    Unregistered landlords meter swapped by builder

    Hello, we moved in to a new build flat a couple of years ago and after a year or so we realised that the landlords electric meter had run up quite a high number and that we had not been paying for the electric at all. Most of the usage would have been racked up before the first person moved in...
  2. timhoward

    One Confused Builder. Maybe a fun one for trainees....

    A builder friend calls me up to have a look at a "strange situation". He points at a joint box above and outside a back door. "Old outside light?" I ask. He's extended this into a new conservatory. "That's probably switched" I guess. "No I found a permanent live" he said. He's run it into a...
  3. B

    Anyone walked off a job before or fallen out with a builder?

    Working on a full rewire at the moment that's been dragging on for some time now. I got the job through a builder I know and it's the second job I've done for him. He's turning out to be a complete -----. He spends a lot of time telling other trades how to do their jobs and thinks he knows it...
  4. D

    Don’t mess with this builder
  5. S

    Do the cables for my outside lights need to be insulated before going under my patio slabs?

    Currently my builder is placing the cables straight under the slabs between the hard-core and cement. Should he be doing this or do they need to be insulated?
  6. N

    Panel builder suppliers

    do panel builders need previous experience with manufacturer’s or is it ok to hire them
  7. buzzlightyear

    another builder goes

    Lancashire construction firm Marcus Worthington and Company enters administration - another builder.
  8. J

    Checka trade / My builder

    I am thinking of joining either checkatrade or My builder to drum up some business. Has anyone had any experience of these and do they work Regards Jerry
  9. D

    Builder makes the headlines again....

    For all the wrong reasons...
  10. P

    New consumer unit, builder says upgrade supply

    Hi As part of a loft conversion to my 2 (now 3) floor flat in a Victorian Terraced house I have added about a dozen 2-gang sockets, a shaving socket, and about 16 downlights to my new floor, plus swapping four pendant lights for 16 downlights in the floor below. An electrician was installing a...
  11. Gavin John Hyde

    Dodgy builder and 'electrician' fined for dodgy work and using the scheme logo

    I expect this bunch of blokes would not have got into as much bother if they hadnt bothered pretending to be NICEIC members and used the logo. either way its good to see cowboys fined for shoddy work. Copied from NICEIC website:- TRADESMEN FINED FOR DANGEROUS ELECTRICAL WORK THAT PUT LIVES AT...
  12. D

    Difficult and Unreasonable Builder Questioning Price

    Hi, I have recently started work and finished first fix on a loft conversion for a builder. During first fix, the builder who has hired me for the job, specified various additions and removals from the original quote which I had to include at the time of first fix, which resulted in the job...
  13. S

    Builder needing advice after damaging temporary supply to new build!

    Hi Everyone, I would really appreciate some advice on the following problem I have had with a temporary electric supply. We are in the process of building a couple of flats and had a temporary supply put in, no problem! However much later when one of the labourers was putting the hockey...
  14. pirate

    Apparently, I'm a builder now!

    During today's continued renovation of an old building for a charity, I helped to install some of these...
  15. rolyberkin

    Anyone use my builder for work?

    Joined up to see what it is like, looks like a bit of a cattle market. The customer posts a job, you express an interest and then if they shortlist you, you pay a fee even if you don't get the job. Can't get my head around it but quite compulsive viewing :-)
  16. Gavin John Hyde

    Undercut by the builder down the pub!

    Had a phonecall about an hour ago asking if I could connect a new freestanding cooker up. The lady lives in a apartment building on the same development as me. Call went like.. Lady: Hi, we have just bought a new cooker from Argos and need somebody to disconnect our old one and wire in the new...
  17. reddwarf4ever

    Builder safety worry

    in 2003 i engaged a builder to extend my property. 1-when I asked for 3 light switches to control 1 light, it took him a week to find out how to do it....he ran multiple cables , just in case, until he found out how it should be done... 2-he fitted a consumer unit, but immediately it kept...
  18. N

    My work...

    Hi guys, Do any of you use my builder? And if so do you get a lot of work from it? Cheers
  19. andysparkfree

    PME head , builder forgot earth cable , 100amp 3phase supply , 10 bedroom house , 10 bedroom house

    Hi all , im new here but have always looked for answers over the months description of my question there is an external 100 amp 3 phase metered head that this new 10 bed house is to be fed from , the builders installed a 35mm 4core swa as i directed however they forgot about a 16mm earth now...


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