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Re: Has anyone ever sued a builder /taken them to the small claims court?

GillNic - I've sent you a message.  The Parsley Song - thanks for the info. It sounds like so much depends on the magistrate you get on the day. I have been documenting everything and have photographs of the bodged work.  The builder is a FMB member but I can't really see the point in using their di...
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:02 pm

Re: Has anyone ever sued a builder /taken them to the small claims court?

The contractor appears to have several limited companies but my contract is with him as a sole trader which (I think) helps me as it means he can't shut the company down.  He definitely has money. He lives in a very nice house that he owns, drives a £40k car and one of his labourers told me he owns ...
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:35 am

Has anyone ever sued a builder /taken them to the small claims court?

I feel this is the way we are heading with the contractors who did our side return kitchen extension.  The project has been signed off by building control, although there have subsequently been huge issues with leaks in the new roof.  The standard of work inside is appalling. The decorating is messy...
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:56 am

Side return extension question

Just wondering whether to have opaque or clear glass in the Velux windows? We're terraced,  so overlooked.  I am questioning if opaque just looks dirty.  I know you can get blinds for but they seem a big faff. The electric ones are hugely expensive and am just about at the bottom of the money pot. W...
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:01 pm

Re: Permission for a park picnic?

It's fine as long as you don't contravene bylaws.

A gazebo is fine as long as you take it away with you and don't obstruct any pathways.

As long as there is no loud music and - presumably - you're not selling alcohol - there won't be an issue.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:03 pm

Re: Gails to SW12

Starbucks is becoming a pizza restaurant? So that will be three pizza restaurants all next door to one another? Weird
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Wed May 16, 2018 1:54 pm

Re: Northern line morning woes / Conservatives campaign / Massive rant!!!

I agree. I don't think the frequency of the trains is the issue. Unless there's an incident they are usually every 1-2 minutes during peak time. The problem is the sheer volume of people.
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:26 pm

Re: is there any face cream that actually works?

Only cosmetic procedures will get rid of existing wrinkles and lines. No cream will do that. However, for preventative reasons, then anti-ageing products containing Retinol are your best bet. Have a look at The Ordinary. Their website can be a bit overwhelming so I'd recommend going into one of thei...
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:39 pm

Re: Northern line morning woes / Conservatives campaign / Massive rant!!!

If Clapham North is your station then why not get the bus down to Stockwell and board there? As others have said you cannot board a rush hour train at Clap North. In my experience the rush hour trains are full from Tooting Broadway. I (at Balham) often have to travel back two stops to get on. The bu...
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:52 pm

Re: Bio identical hormones

GPs most definitely do prescribe bio identical hormones. You may have to be pushy, as some would rather dish out the synthetic ones.
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:19 am

Re: Petition to inprove road safety outside Chestnut Grove School...

I do think some of the demands being made in petition are a bit daft. Removal of litter bins? That's just going to lead to loads more littering - already a huge problem in the area, mostly due to the children from the school. A designated person to help them cross the road? I would hope that 11-16 y...
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:40 am

Re: Bio identical hormones

You can get them on prescription from your GP - there's no need to see a private doctor unless you really want to
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:31 am

Re: Independent advice for laser eye surgery

I had a consultation with David Gartry at Moorfields - very detailed, lots of tests and no pressured sell. So much so that in the end i decided not to proceed as it wouldn't have hugely benefited me, since I don't currently need glasses for computer work but would after laser surgery.
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Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:52 pm

Re: Starbucks gone

I think it must be pretty hard for any coffee shop to thrive in Balham.

Unless they have a big trade in takeaways/passing commuters, then surely they're just full of home workers on laptops and mums with buggies who hog a table and only spend a few quid?
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Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:49 pm

Re: To close up fireplace or not to?

I think people do want period detail in period homes. I think taking chimney breasts out in kitchens and smaller bedrooms is fine but I would be disappointed to see one ripped out of a living room
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:08 pm