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  1. buzzlightyear

    another builder goes

    Lancashire construction firm Marcus Worthington and Company enters administration - https://www.lep.co.uk/business/lancashire-construction-firm-marcus-worthington-and-company-enters-administration-1-10026893 another builder.
  2. 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
  3. Dustydazzler

    Builder makes the headlines again....

    For all the wrong reasons... https://uk.news.yahoo.com/cowboy-builders-botch-34000-extension-and-hold-parties-in-owners-house-141040839.html
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. D

    Domestic 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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 :-)
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. N

    My builder.com work...

    Hi guys, Do any of you use my builder? And if so do you get a lot of work from it? Cheers
  13. 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...
  14. Dave301

    Builder let customer down and no electrical certs or compliance certs

    I've been to a job tonight and cut a long story short he's been left without certificates for a new bathroom and CU change. But the company overseeing the inspection from a building regs side won't issue a completion cert without electrical certs and compliance certs. He's asked me if can issue...
  15. J

    Builder looking to learn more

    Hi everyone My goal is to learn more about electrics so that I can do basic tasks on the projects I work on, and also understand more so I can communicate with my electricians better and pre-empt any problems they face. Happy sparky = happy builder = happy client. Well in theory
  16. haptism

    EIC's and building control

    Can someone tell me, if a builder (not part p registered) was to do all the electrical work in a house rewire himself using the labc method; then who would be required to issue the EIC for the client, the builder or the labc ? Say the testing was done by the labc. The EIC would then require two...
  17. B

    Signing off a job

    Can someone let me know if someone 1st fixes a rewire on a property,then the builder calls someone else into 2nd fix,can this job be signed off through part p,or can the 2nd person only issue a eicr certificate
  18. T

    Lollipop or not?

    I started installing a radial circuit in 4mm² singles in white 20mm conduit for an office. MCB=32a. T-N-CS The client has decided to cut costs and while the builder is erecting a stud wall partition office he (the builder) will continue with the wiring. The builder wants to form a junction with...
  19. W

    splitting a 100 amp supply for 3 DB's

    I have been given a spec on a job from a builder and it has been suggested in the spec that we should use a 100 amp supply which is currently feeding 1 DB to split it to supply 3 DB's. So using the supply to go into a sub main board. Off this they want to supply 2 flats and a communal mobility...
  20. L

    Plasterboard Back boxes 1st fix or 2nd fix

    Hi all We got an issue with a builder and plaster at the moment, and when the electrician should put the plasterboard back boxes in
  21. Leesparkykent

    Stupid builders........

    Been doing a barn conversion/extension at a builders house I do work for. All the ceilings are vaulted/exposed oak beams....The builder boarded, insulated and tiled the roof from the outside leaving the beams exposed. Instead of getting me in to put the switch drops in from the chandelier...
  22. buzzlightyear

    bad customers

    any body had bad customers not paying .
  23. N

    Does a Rewire of Bathroom Have to Have Extractor Fan Installed for Regs?

    Hello, I recently had house re-wired which included bathroom. While the wiring for an extractor fan / isolation switch for one has been installed no actual extractor fan has been. I was wondering whether this is required to for the Electrician to sign-off/for regulations? (My builder...
  24. N

    Can Plug Sockets for Dishwasher and Washing Machine be Placed in Under-sink Cupboard?

    Hello, The layout for my kitchen, which is not installed yet, is such that there is a free-standing dishwasher and washing machine on either side of a cupboard which has the kitchen sink over it. My builder who recently re-wired my house has installed the wiring so that the plug sockets for...
  25. Dan

    Mybuilder / Ratedpeople / Checkatrade / Trustatrader

    Anybody with these websites? Do they work for you? What's your experience with them? How much are they costing you?
  26. R

    EIC customer or builders details

    I normally notify the job with the customers details. However the builder I work for has had a falling out with the customer due to matters not related to my work, and has said the EIC and notifying of the job is to be in his name. Is this allowed? Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
  27. R

    Certifying another Sparks work

    Hi, I've been approached by a builder who has requested several of his jobs are certified. He has used another electrician to carry out the work who is unable to certify his own work. I've suggested an EICR report as I'm unable to inspect cable runs in permitted zones along with other...
  28. B

    Builder Dave

    Hi Gents, I've recently built an extension onto my mums house... bedroom, wet roon and kitchen. 3 double sockets in bedroom and 4 double sockets in kitchen above worktops... all on a 2.5mm single ring to a Starbreaker CU. Originally all the apliances (combined fridge/freezer and washing machine)...
  29. B

    Builder Dave

    Hi Gentlemen, My name's Dave... really is, and I'm a 60 something retired builder. Over the years I've browsed this Forum and found really good advise... in between the jokey bits. I need a bit of advise and hope you can help.
  30. Q

    Domestic No sign of any earthing in newly installed kitchen... Please Help!

    Hey Guys! I'm not an electrician by trade but I need some advice on what seems like a serious safety issue. Recently bought a flat in an old ex-council building and had a builder in to gut and rebuild the place. He says he got an electrician in to do the work in the kitchen but I have some...
  31. Z

    Who are the electricians general builders use to sign off anything and everything?

    I've worked for a few builders over the years, and all of them seem to have a "go to" electrician they call upon when needed who'll seemingly sign anything off, regardless of who installed it, how they installed it, or whether or not it complies. I just can't get my head around how there are...
  32. T

    Incoming telephone cable been cut by builder

    :90: So i have been doing a rewire on a 1600s property. Lovely customers but the job is dragging on abit as they are also having building work done. Text of the builder asking if he can cut a redundant telephone cable in a bedroom to which i said yes. Text of the customer that night saying...
  33. E

    Builder looking to gain electrical quaifications

    Morning! I'm a 39 year old female who has been working in the building industry for 15 years running a small successful business with my Dad. We do extensions, loft conversions, kitchens, bathrooms etc. I have done plenty of first and second fix during that time and i am looking to expand my...
  34. T

    Website builder

    I've been looking into building a website to promote my business, had a read through some threads on here and seems like a lot of people have had the same idea. Just wondering what people use to build them, I have registered on wix and their website builder seems ok for what I need, but I also...
  35. H

    What would you do - dodgy builder

    Had a phone call from a regular customer telling me the builder who's doing her extension said there is no grommets on the existing sockets (which we fitted re wiring the place 18 months ago). At first I thought there's no way we hadn't put grommets on but further through the day I started to...
  36. J

    Britain's got the builders in - BBC1

    Literally just got this trash on in the background and couldn't help this catching my eye... Sounds like it's something to do with a £50,000 bed with motorised drink cabinet?! In any case, as if putting two cables into one plug top wasn't bad enough, it looks like one of them is T+E! Looks...
  37. J

    Insulation/Builder sabotage

    Good evening everybody. I've often read through these forums but never had call until today to sign up and beg for some advice! Any help would be much appreciated! I have been working on a new domestic installation. First fix was completed before christmas. Today I returned - cut my downlight...
  38. Pete999

    Builder / Customers

    I'm just wondering if anyone, and I'm sure you do have any stories or downright misinformation from the description in the title? I helped a mate do a rewire on an ex council property, empty, and very little furniture left, easy you say, well yes it was apart from one annoying problem, the down...
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