Then nightmare started when hired so called "Professional Builders from Poland"..I wish I've never met them....
A bloke called Tomek gave me a reasonable quote of 50k for the whle project (labor only), took 30% deposit...and sent me 1 guy (ONE builder speaking polish language only) promissing to give me some more people on site.After 4-5 weeks nothing changed ! No progress, no sign of Tomek.
So started looking for replacement.
On one of the forums i foun an article about another Polish builder who takes problematic/unfinished projects on regular basis.
Don't ask me why Polish one - my wife is Polish and she assure me that them guys are good, hard working and reliable
Anyway, Alexander - the new bloke - gave me a quote of 55k to finish it.
This time I've checked his references - they were marvelous.
He asked me for 20% advance....
I wasn't keen on doing that...but to be on a safe sideï¿½ - gave him a cheque
The very next day he turned up with 3 other blokes, van, tools and even own scaffolding !!!
He even gave me some Polish smoked sosage.
Just before Xmass and after 3 months they finally finished.
On time, but slightly over budget (added some extras)
I'm blody proud of my house as it look magnificent. I've spent 15k on that motherf**** who disapered, 65 with alex and 28 on materials.
I had it valuated this week and it is worth 155k more.
And that means, that I made 47k in just ver 5 months
Nice one !
For all interested - a contact number 0785-400-2217. And his name is Alexander
Boys are hard working but funny. And extremaly helpfull
I'll definately use them again
Edited by paulcox, 26 May 2011 - 11:34 AM.