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Re: How do you get your builder to come back and fix their mistakes?

Oh, and try to get three quotes to fix the work before you go ahead because if you only have one quote the original builders may try to argue you could have got it done more cheaply!
Replies: 20
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:15 pm

Re: How do you get your builder to come back and fix their mistakes?

Before you let an electrician do any work to repair this make sure you have an appropriate report in writing that you can use as evidence in court. Unfortunately, just getting a builder or electrician out to give you a verbal opinion is no good. Most will run a mile if you then ask them to provide a...
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:01 pm

Can anyone recommend a good roofer to do an inspection?

We are looking for a good roofer who could come and check our roof and advise what needs doing. We think there are some problems but we are not sure and therefore want to assess the situation and get some recommendations, prices etc. Does anyone know someone who might suit, would be willing to get u...
Replies: 4
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:04 pm

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

Some good suggestions from SW12pops. However, I think the 'talk at local preps has been exaggerated somewhat. I have a child in one of those 'ghastly' ones and yes there are some parents with a lot more wealth than us and some do talk about it. However, I don't think young children notice this. In f...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 56
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:54 pm

Re: Freelance Marketing/Social Media/Admin Assistant Required

My thoughts were the same as Emma's. As a freelancer I was interested in the posting but quickly realised that I would be unlikely to be able to do those tasks to a satisfactory level in the hours you are expecting to pay for. And the hourly rate is low for consultancy services, more that of a junio...
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:03 pm

Re: Brilliant Cleaner available

Hi Iulia, can you send me her entails as I am interested too. Many thanks!
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:53 pm

How to scaffold for a loft conversion when there is a side return?

I just wondered if anyone had experience of scaffolding for a loft conversion when there is a kitchen side return in place occupying the whole of the side infill? Did you have to scaffold onto your neighbour's property or can it be done by building a scaffold tower over the whole house front to back...
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Wed May 31, 2017 12:41 pm

Re: Nurseries cancellation fees

My best suggestion to you would be to offer the place out since you say it is a popular nursery. When you have found someone who wants it approach the nursery together. Perhaps provide an incentive for the interested party to work with you to arrange the swap rather than go straight to the nursery -...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 1
Sun May 28, 2017 1:22 am

Re: Please, help me to make a decision

My second child was conceived through donor egg ivf so I have some understanding of your dilemmas. I'd like to suggest a few things to research. Firstly, have you heard of PGS - preimplantation genetic screening? Some IVF clinics offer to test embryos before implantation for genetic abnormalities. I...
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:21 am

Re: Party Wall Surveyor in London

Thanks for filling me in. We may well need a solicitors letter to get the RICS to do anything. It is possible for surveyors to act as agreed surveyor that have had 'third surveyor' experience. This is what I meant. If they are used to acting in the role of 'third surveyor' then they are used to deal...
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:45 am

Re: Party Wall Surveyor in London

We have some very technical issues and a complex dispute arose with our neighbour, the 'building owner' doing the work. Our RICS surveyor was definitely not up to the job. He couldn't assess a damage claim and gave no advice on what to do when it was discovered our neighbour had built with impunity,...
Replies: 4
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:51 pm

Re: Before and after school childcare - what do people do?

Springtulips, I like the idea of the nanny/housekeeper option or maybe nanny/PA. I just wonder though whether this type of job would attract someone suitable to supervise homework for a school aged child? My son is not yet old enough to be completely independent in his homework - he needs a bit of a...
Replies: 7
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:47 pm

Re: Before and after school childcare - what do people do?

Pie, I have the option for nursery school 9-3.30 although I may opt for mornings only for the first term and build it up as my daughter will probably be too tired to cope with the full day immediately. If I do end up hiring a full time nanny then I would want her to do mornings only in the nursery s...
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Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:43 pm

Before and after school childcare - what do people do?

I am likely to need before and after school/nursery childcare before too long. My son's school don't offer any before/after school care and my daughter will be going to a nursery school rather than daycare so will need before and after nursery care. Having done a bit of research it doesn't look like...
Replies: 7
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:28 am

Re: Electric breast pump

You may find a special bra that holds the bottles in place while pumping very useful so you can be hands free. if you want to store milk then you can get special freezer bags for this. However you are not likely to do that straight away as you will be trying to get breastfeeding established and prod...
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Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:32 am