Carey Property Services

Location: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Member Since: 24th Sep 2021

Trades:

  • Decorators

About Us:

I have vast experience running jobs over the past 6 years and working on installations, decorating and landscaping for around 16 years. Commercial and Residential work from Landscapes to Refurbishment and Construction.

Small jobs and large are both welcome. Happy to give advice and project manage on larger scale jobs which require multiple contractors.

I will always take extra time (not your time) to ensure you receive the best outcome for your situation, be it in advice or preparation for future work.

History:

16 years ago I was loaned some tools and shown a few things. Now I work a sole trader with the assistance of highly skilled experienced relatives and close friends who are generally ex-British forces in order to help make other peoples lives easier; be that in large building or refurbishments to simply maintaining a garden.

Other:

- 16 Years experience in most fields (not electrics or gas but can provide someone for the electrics)
- SSSTS Qualified (Site Supervisor Safety)
- Level 7 Diploma Site Management
- Plant operating experience (7 years)
- IPAF Qualified (MEWP - Scissor lifts, cherry pickers, etc.).
- HGV & CPC Driver (Ex Army also)
- Fire Marshall
- Banksman and Traffic Marshall
- Asbestos Awareness Trained
- Advanced first aid

My Team:
Basic Household Electrics
Basic Household Plumbing
Landscaping & Groundworks
Decorating
Brick & Block Laying
Garden Maintenance
Floor Laying
Many more

Feedback:

1 reviews, 100% Positive
Small painting jobs - Painting & decorating job in Peterborough

“Thank you Ryan & Rob. Great work, great work ethic. Nothing was too much trouble for you. Good value for money. We're working on another list of jobs to be done. So good to have trustworthy workmen on board. Thanks.”

Answers:

When it comes to any form of groundwork or landscaping it is the contractor's duty to check for utilities. this can simply be asking the homeowner the question, but if you aren't aware of where they are they should be working cautiously nonetheless.

regardless, contractors carrying out works of this nature should have insurance to cover for accidental damages just like this. insurances are set up with accidental damage (if the contractor has been honest with them), to cover public liability. i believe from my own experience, the minimum cover is £1 million.

please contact your contractor and ask them for their insurance details to make a claim as it does not seem very professional to cause damage to waste pipes and leave it, not to mention to contamination it could cause to your property with sewerage leaking into the earth.

i do hope you manage to get this issue resolved quickly. i am sorry that a contractor has left you in this situation.

regards, ryan.
I'm sorry you are finding issues with your new paving. firstly, i must say that indian sandstone absorbs moisture from the mortar underneath, sometimes if the mix is aged (been sitting waiting to be used), it may not adhere as well as it should.
if you have not paid for the labour yet, they will be happy to help fix the problems unless you have caused damage yourself; which it doesn't sound like you have here. the slab will need relaying, which means cutting out the old mix and starting again on that slab, possibly using a new slab if this one is stained or damaged from lifting out. alternatively a primer slurry can be placed on the only mix and the slab put back, but this isn't really the best way to do it.

speak to your landscaper and explain your concerns. i am sure they will be willing to help if they are professionals as we all work very hard to keep our customers happy and to keep a good reputation.
You can have your water supply on as where the sink was should have a stop valve on the pipe (isolating valve). if it hasn't, ask your tradesman to fit one for you while the water is off, they only cost about £3-£4. it turns on and off with a flat head screw driver but you should be fine leaving it turned off until the new kitchen goes in. any tradesman with basic knowledge of plumbing will know the fitting i mean.
Usually a gap will be left between the paving and the house as a water run off/drainage. most likely 10cm will be left uniform all the way and then filled with a gravel of some kind to allow water to run into it, it's called a gravel trap. i can't explain their reason for leaving different distances without seeing their work but the gap is perfectly normal - i would have thought they would have explained this to you though.

as for the rain water - the paving should be lower than the damp proof course on your house as standard, so any water that is in there will drain into the ground eventually, as normal and not enter your home.

i hope this helps somewhat?
Hello, i hope the fitting went well and you are happy with your new bathroom.

it is quite standard for contractors to ask for a deposit on work as they will be filling their time slots with your work. should you cancel they may be unable to fill that slot with more work and as a result they could end up with no income for that week. a deposit secures theirs and your commitment to the work being done on the agreed date.

i hope this helps explain things.
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