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  1. Sarah123
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    Sarah123 EF Member

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    Hi all

    Hoping I could get some independent advice on here. We've just bought our first property and had to get a full house rewire on the property (3 bed semi). Our electricians had finished the work within 2 days (2 electricians working on it). When asked when they were coming back, they said they didn't need to come back for a second fix as they'd finished it all. As we didn't know any better, we assumed all was fine and paid up because that said they wouldn't give paperwork till payment was made.

    Since then, we have had a few issues. Our plasterer has been really surprised at the poor standard of work - they have had to plaster around all sockets and spotlights in kitchen.

    1. The holes made to put in the sockets are generally quite a bit larger than the face of the external socket casing.
    2. One of the sockets had a loose wire that was not connected when the plasterer was plastering around.
    3. Another socket melted the builder's plug (smoke coming out as well), but didn't activate the trip switch.
    4. An armoured cable they put in to light the garage is coming out of the consumer unit and through the floorboards in the bedroom in front of (rather than behind) the skirting board.
    5. No paperwork 3 weeks after despite chasing him for this before everything else happened.

    Would really appreciate any feedback as not sure if these are common or we really are within our rights to be taking this further? We tried contacting the electrician a couple of days ago, but he's not able to come till Monday evening, but his general response is telling me that he's blaming the plasterer's work.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Baddegg
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    Baddegg Still simmering Ken, not boiled yet buddy x Electrician's Arms

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    Got any pics Sarah?
     
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  3. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    As in all these things, you have to allow the tradesperson to finish their work.
     
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  4. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    i have a mate in Leeds. NICEIC approved contractor, who hates seeing. shoddy work by cowboys. if you want, I can ask him to call and give you an unbiassed opinion.
     
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  5. Sarah123
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    Sarah123 EF Member

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    Hi baddegg - good idea!

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    armoured cable in front of skirting board

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    wire disconnected

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    A couple of examples of cutting around sockets.
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    Melted plug socket

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
     
  6. Sarah123
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    Sarah123 EF Member

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    Thanks midwest- they've finished and it's been paid for. It doesn't sound like they want to do much else from the response we've had so far.
     
  7. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Somewhat jumping the gun, are we not?
     
  8. Sarah123
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    Sarah123 EF Member

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    Thanks Telectrix - will see what happens and if we need to take it further, will message.
     
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    not after seeing those pics. SWA in front of skirting board, ans did they use a JCB to cut out the sockets?
     
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  11. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    You said 'We tried contacting the electrician a couple of days ago, but he's not able to come till Monday evening'.
     
  12. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    it all looks arse about face to me. why have they fitted sockets before filling and plastering has been done?
     
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  13. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Not being funny, but the rest of the refurbishment looks shite as well, including the plasterer who seems to be slagging off to the client about the electrics.
     
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  14. Baddegg
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    Baddegg Still simmering Ken, not boiled yet buddy x Electrician's Arms

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    As others have said not tidy but not as bad as it could be and in the sparks defence the loose wire could’ve been caused by anyone moving that socket front.....did you agree to him second fixing before the spreads had been in?
     
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  15. Sarah123
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    Sarah123 EF Member

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    Yes I sent a detailed message with all the concerns and a couple others. He said the plasterer probably pulled out the wire while plastering and it's necessary to remove that much wall to get to sockets. He didn't respond to the other points, but like I said he's coming over Monday. I just want to know whether we should be arguing this on Monday or we're just clueless first time homebuyers! Is it normal to not do a second fix?
     
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