I have just had a flat refurbished by some builders, (who I will never
use again!!), and I have found the following which concern me:
The dishwasher water supply tap is positioned behind the built in oven,
such that you cant get to it to turn the water on, or off, without
removing the oven. This is obviously unacceptable, but I am wondering if
there is a safety/regulation issue?
The electric wires from both the electric oven and gas hob, terminate in
ordinary plugs which are plugged into a double socket which is
"floating", rather than secured, below the oven, such that to get at the
sockets, the oven must be removed. Again this is clearly unacceptable,
but it also appears extremely dangerous. Any thoughts as to safety and
I still have £3,500 of this guys money, (or not this guys money <g>), so
I have an element of power over him. I would like to be able to tell him
that he has breached some safety regulations in order to prevent him
from baffling me with bullshit. I may also report him to Trading
Standards and any other organisation as appropriate.
I am actually probably going to get someone else in to correct a long
list of unsatisfactory work, and use the £3,500 to do it, then give him
the balance if there is any left and he chases it.