Thursday, March 29, 2012

House crash; literally

Young couple devastated after moving into their dream home... only for kitchen to COLLAPSE 24 hours later

As usual, the insurance company don't want to cough up.

Posted by doomwatch @ 01:30 PM (2979 views)
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13 thoughts on “House crash; literally

  • in some pics the girl looks like a dwarf in another she looks like a giant

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  • Look on the bright side — if she rebuilds the kitchen with the new lower floor level she can have extra cupboard space put in. That’ll be a USP and put thousands on the price — ‘you can move in and store all your family’s possessions in the kitchen.’

    Simples. (Opps, that’s the slogan from the other insurance crooks. Direct Line — I recently had to renew my car insurance and know now why they — and Aviva — don’t go on price comparison websites; they are just too expensive — by at least 100%; ie double — and would never show up on the first page of the list.)

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  • check out A-plan insurance brokers always got me a great price

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  • sibley's b'stard child says:

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  • hey whats my girlfriend doing in the pic?

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  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    Hey Mark, what you do with Flipper is none of my business…

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  • £24,000 to fix it??

    1) Clear debris – 2 Polish labourers, 2 days, 2 x 6 yard skips – about £600

    2) Place ten tons of hardcore in void – 2 Polish labourers, 3 days – about £800

    3) Place ten tons of water resistant concrete and tamp – 2 Polish labourers, one day, hire of concrete pump – about £1500

    4) Place liquid DPC on concrete – 1 Polish labourer, 1 day – about £200

    5) Screed concrete – 1 Polish plasterer, 1 Polish labourer, 1 day – about £500

    6) Place vinyl tiles on new floor – 1 Polish tile fitter, 1 day – about £400

    7) Install new kitchen of similar quality to that lost – 2 Polish fitters, 3 days – about £6000

    So total cost of repair comes in at about £10k – and a fair bit less if this gal’s boyfriend happens to be Polish..!

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  • romanian child labour is cheaper, some farmers use them to pick the veg

    you could probably get the cost down to £2000

    they would even steal the kitchen for you lol

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  • “7) Install new kitchen of similar quality to that lost – 2 Polish fitters, 3 days – about £6000”

    We had that kitchen, I actually got a bit of a shock when I saw the photo as I thought it was our old house.

    The kitchen is from Wicks budget range. The cost should be a maximum of £2000 new (exc. fitting), possibly much less, however the units look ok to me.

    I guess that it was a wooden suspended floor which could be replaced or under £500 without the shitty B&Q floor tiles and the expensive wooden floor tile adhesive.

    If that happened to me I reckon it would cost us around £1500 max. fitting it ourselves.

    No doubt that this house was flipped by a couple of Boomers who had been watching DIY programs.

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  • Meh. Just carry on digging and make a cellar.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    Uncle Tom’s & Khard’s estimates look about right to me.

    To be honest, it serves them right. They should have spotted something was wrong because the kitchen only has a one-and-a-half-bowl sink. Anybody who knows what they are doing gets a full double-sink installed. And somebody who doesn’t even know about sinks won’t understand anything about floors.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    “Rosie Kennedy, 25, and her partner Chris Brennan, 30, were enjoying a celebratory drink when they felt a rumble beneath their feet.”

    That’s a Z-list celebratory drink.

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  • stillthinking says:

    Pretty lucky for the seller though. Every cloud..

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