Poor quality/finish of work.

#1
We have recently had work done in our house, the plasterer we had in sacked off the last room in our house as he was “injured”.. we’ve come back to the house, now the plaster has dried there are multiple areas of it blatantly being rushed and it’s a poor finish, I begrudge paying him in full for the standards he hasn’t fulfilled although it is his livelihood so in two minds!!
Had another guy come in to quote for the last room, says it’s absolutely shocking. Left the man who started the job his money anyway, he forgot it so currently still have it.. would you pay him only for materials and that’s it or would you give him the full whack? Please see attached images for chunks of plaster missing, rough patches, places needed filled and sanded, uneven angles and wonky walls.. and the walls he couldn’t be arsed to do!!! Surely the whole point of getting your house reskimmed is so that you don’t have to fanny on with that?! Dunno if I’m being unreasonable in expecting it to be abit nicer or what!!
What are others opinions?

Thank you :)
 

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zombie

Private Member
#3
I rarley comment but thats awful!

The tidiest bit is the area he hasnt plastered!

Where did you get him from?
 

Groove37

Active Member
#5
Everyone has bad days/gear etc but f**k me that’s terrible pay for materials as it’s come out his pocket but nothing else
 

Smudger1

Well-Known Member
#7
Tell him same monies still there if he can get it all re sorted to decent standard .
Or the monies all going to someone else who can !
 

essexandy

Private Member
#12
Tell him same monies still there if he can get it all re sorted to decent standard .
Or the monies all going to someone else who can !
This is without doubt the correct advice.
Legally you MUST give him the opportunity to put the work right, but there's no way in hell that he's capable. Just don't give him a penny for that shite.
I kept saying 'he', but of course it could be 'her'?
@JessThePlasterer one of yours?
 

paulf

Well-Known Member
#13
Injured my arse, whoever's done that knows they're not a plasterer and have buggered off so they don't get found out. I wouldn't pay a penny for that and if they came looking for money and I knew their details I would take them to the small claims court.
 

Dropsalot

Private Member
#17
Write him an “invoice”.
Two columns......credit & debit........
Credit him for the materials he bought........
Debit him for the work needed to put it right.
Pay nothing.
If he kicks off.....let him know that your offer is fair and the only one on the table. If he pushes, remind him that the next bloke is gonna charge more to rip off/cover up that mess, and that you will pursue him through the courts to claim the excess.
All the best.
 

lurpak

Well-Known Member
#19
Don’t pay it’s terrible.

Where did you find the plasterer?
 

John j

Well-Known Member
#20
Only way thats gonna be right is with another 're skim ......just hope he pva.d walls
 

lurpak

Well-Known Member
#24
wish u would all stop refering to him as a plasterer
True. These posts interest me as if I put it on laid it down n walked away it would look much better than that.

It looks like someone is new to plastering n got stuck so drenched it in water
 
#25
yeah cant defend that one. Still dont like customers coming on here bitching. No advertised plasterer would leave that. Will be builder having a go or a mate doing it on the cheap
 
#27
yeah cant defend that one. Still dont like customers coming on here bitching. No advertised plasterer would leave that. Will be builder having a go or a mate doing it on the cheap
I’m not bitching or slandering anyone, just asking other plasterers opinions on whether the work should be finished to a higher standard that’s all.. he runs a business.. and certainly isn’t a mate leaving my house in this state
 

John j

Well-Known Member
#28
True. These posts interest me as if I put it on laid it down n walked away it would look much better than that.

It looks like someone is new to plastering n got stuck so drenched it in water
Me too. Always think i.ve been busted
 

Danny

Administrator
#30
Wow.....

and you lot think coursers are a problem to the trade... I dont think the person who attempted that has had any training at all...

I would be embarrassed if I turned out shite like that
 
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Mouldyoldspudgun

Well-Known Member
#31
Wow.....

any you lot think coursers are a problem to the trade... I dont the person who attempted that has had any training at all...

I would be embarrassed if I turned out shite like that
I think they are, they are getting plasterers a bad name
 

John j

Well-Known Member
#32
I’m not bitching or slandering anyone, just asking other plasterers opinions on whether the work should be finished to a higher standard that’s all.. he runs a business.. and certainly isn’t a mate leaving my house in this state
I’m not bitching or slandering anyone, just asking other plasterers opinions on whether the work should be finished to a higher standard that’s all.. he runs a business.. and certainly isn’t a mate leaving my house in this state
So was he a mate before n what business he run
 
#33
I’m not bitching or slandering anyone, just asking other plasterers opinions on whether the work should be finished to a higher standard that’s all.. he runs a business.. and certainly isn’t a mate leaving my house in this state
There is always a side to the story we never get to see or hear. That plaster is terrible that is blatantly obvious. The bit of the story we don't get to hear is it wasnt a tradesman who has done it, you have gone for a very cheap price, you didn't go with someone who had been recommended to you by someone you trust, I could go on. If a advertised plasterer has dome that then feel free to name and shame

Plastering is not a job you can cowboy. you get paid when the job is complete (sometimes that is hard work) you don't get paid upfront slap it on and ride off on your horse. You can't hide bad work in this game.
 

John j

Well-Known Member
#34
There is always a side to the story we never get to see or hear. That plaster is terrible that is blatantly obvious. The bit of the story we don't get to hear is it wasnt a tradesman who has done it, you have gone for a very cheap price, you didn't go with someone who had been recommended to you by someone you trust, I could go on. If a advertised plasterer has dome that then feel free to name and shame

Plastering is not a job you can cowboy. you get paid when the job is complete (sometimes that is hard work) you don't get paid upfront slap it on and ride off on your horse. You can't hide bad work in this game.
You go to work on a horse