Sunday, Oct 29, 2006

Beware botched jobs done by mates

Firstrung: First time buyers and home improvers gamble by getting friends and family in on the job

A generation of first-time buyers is in danger of risking quality and safety by cutting corners when it comes to home improvement. Research published today shows 218,000 (58%) of new UK homeowners admit to calling in friends and family to do work such as electrical, roofing or plumbing jobs on their home rather than calling trained professionals. This puts homeowners at risk of botched jobs, wasted cash and even injury - not to mention ruined friendships

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1. Glorious Sunshine! said...

What a load of complete CRAP!

Working people have used friends and family to help for years and they probably do a better job than most 'professionals'!

Sunday, October 29, 2006 12:46PM Report Comment

2. indiablue19 said...

Knowing that most "trained professionals" don't answer their phone calls, don't keep appointments, don't give a care whether they put in good/bad/indifferent quality materials, and will leave you for days/weeks/months in inconvenient, unhealthy, even dangerous, straits -- I could care less whether anybody approves of having my relatives and friends pitch in or not. What can it hurt?

And I wonder which VI is paying the freight for this journalistic commercial?

Sunday, October 29, 2006 08:52PM Report Comment

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