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  1. Leak in roof required repair. I requested quotes for lead flashing to waterproof area. Instructed a nice roofer who had provided a large quote (£1200-1500) and therefore expected a premium service. They took just 2 hours (no scaffolding) to install a product called Leadax and the job looks appalling. Roof still leaks, no step flashing on side profiles, gap still in one corner and creased throughout. This job has not met our expectations and we are refusing to pay. Will contact another roofer to complete the job to a higher specification. I'm I being to fussy? Is this the normal standard of installation provided by reputable roofers? Please look at the pics below (sorry for the poor resolution). Seems a lot of money for 2 hrs work.
  2. We need some piles. Into every life a little rain must fall. I know nowt about piles. So, onto YooChube, onto the architect, onto the SE, and I have some outline advice. Use screw piles. Why? Here OK, so now what? I know the cost will be significant, and when my bank balance is about to get hit, I get cautious. So, I've decided to blog about it in a good deal of detail. Because there's one process that makes me more jangled than anything: how does anyone compare like with like? Reducing risk is the key thing I think, but I still feel damn nervous about it. And one way of reducing that horrible feeling that grips at 5 in the morning - what the Hell have I missed out now ? - is by turning that fear (yes fear) into some sort of creative, positive action. Hence the blog and this post. So, I'm putting all of the information on line (suitably edited - no emails, no phone numbers, no company names, no addresses) so you can all have a look and comment Please come with me, linger, lurk, laugh, look, learn with me. And comment, poke, challenge, ask. Please!
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