David Hartshorn Building Contractor in Clitheroe
Despite many requests for David to rectify an issue with the repair that he undertook at my house and giving him the benefit of the doubt I have had no contact from him to sort the problem. The roof still leaked and in December 2017 I contacted him. His rep called and saw the water ingress and said he would sort it. I spoke to David in March who said "Don't worry about your roof, I will fix it." After 6 months I have given up and had to sort the roof out myself which shows what a simple issue it was. Would not recommend, no guarantee and poor work.
Contacted David for some emergency repairs (boarding up an old velux window opening and fixing a leak). David quoted £1500 as he said the whole rear slope would need to be stripped in order to do the repairs (for a small mid terrace!). Over the next week David kept saying more and more things were wrong and the costs spiralled all the way up to £5040. David claimed the front slope also needed doing but he could do this for 'only' £1000 extra. Despite providing no written contract or breakdown of costs David started additional work (stripping left rear slope of extension) without our permission. When I challenged David about the spiralling costs he did not do any work on the roof for a couple of days leaving it exposed to the elements. I sent David an email referring to my rights under the contracts regulations act and consumer rights act and made reference to the trading standards. He immediately replied stating that he would complete the work for the originally agreed £1500. David repeatedly informed me that he was not a cowboy builder but draw your own conclusions. To David's credit he completed the work within a couple of days. I cannot comment on the quality of the work as I am not a tradesman, I guess time will tell. I would not recommend contacting David to complete work for you unless you have a good knowledge of what price you should be paying, understand your legal rights and don't mind a builder trying to rip you off.