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BodgingBloorGiveMeTheRage Thu 12-Dec-13 19:16:44

Aaargghh! They've ballsed up yet another attempt at "fixing" their previous fuckups. This has been going on for six months now.

I'm sick to death of having these incompetent, inconsiderate, bodging arseholes in my house causing - the majority of the time - at least one more problem for every issue they "fix"

So far, some of the issues:

*Sexist site manager bullshitting me about various problems with the house not really being problems and only addressing me when talking about the oven.

*Most of our six months here spent having to clear out of the house / confine ourselves to one room due to ongoing "remedial" works. This has considerably unsettled our three year old who keeps asking to go back to our old house so we don't have any more strange men here!

*A snagging list with action log that ran to 16 pages at the last count, including five columns to include the details of the five times some jobs have been attempted only to be done badly, or cause more problems.

*Tradesmen in the house without our prior knowledge or consent, despite promising that this would be sought. Same tradesmen leaving furniture all over the place, safety gates for children off the wall and rubbish on floor and in garden for my then crawling baby to find.

*Only finding, on one occasion, that someone had been in to re-seal the bath panel (a job we had said we didn't want done as it split each time the bath panel was touched by the children) when I opened the bathroom cabinet and it fell on me, narrowly missing my children. Normally they would have opened it to get out their bath toys but luckily I did that night. Tradesman still insists he didn't unscrew it, move it to do sealant and forget to re-secure it but there's no physical way of him re-sealing where he did with the cupboard in place.

*Promise after promise that various managers would remain in the house
while previous bodged jobs were rectified properly, only to discover that they not only hadn't been present, they also hadn't checked the work before they and the tradesmen left the site.

So, AIBU to

a) refuse to let them access the house again to cause yet more damage and disruption and instead insist on them paying for tradesmen we trust to fix the remaining issues, along with any materials required.

b) stick a sign up in my window (which faces the next phase of the development) to warn people of the "quality" of finish and aftercare they can expect.

c) Let them come to seal the floor, point out where they've cut the bloody thing then stick the sodding sealant gun where the sun doesn't shine!

d) All of the above, plus the email to the MD that I've already drafted but am waiting for the manager we've been dealing with to return our call about the cut floor before I hit send.

I really want to string them all up by the balls for six months of bullshit, excuses and crappy work. FFS I could have bought the Victorian house I wanted and renovated the bloody thing myself in the time it has taken Bloor so far to sort out the shoddy workmanship they should have done a better job on in the first place.

Shesalwaysright Thu 12-Dec-13 19:27:47

Your feelings are totally understandable.

Just a thought, though. It might help to start going through other channels? Maybe NHBC? Or trading Standards? In which case, doing anything too extreme makes you look unreasonable and emotional, even though it is justified. Better perhaps to write long letter to MD or whoever else might be appropriate, detailing in unemotional language the full history.

janey118 Mon 02-Feb-15 19:28:55

Sounds so familiar we brought a Bloor home last June and are still living the nightmare we had to involve our MP just to make the house habitable as for LABC we didn't get our house signed off or completion certificate till mid Aug. Now 8 months later we still have huge disruption with dug up roads and the quiet private courtyard we brought is now an open road where they send all their lorries etc.
Bloor homes sales completly miss sold us our home

SLTNET Sun 22-Jan-17 11:20:09

Hi All ,
We have just put deposit for a Bloor Home in loughborough Shepshed. and waiting to build the home by Jun 2017. Can i ask janey118 where you have brought your home?

happyhousebuyers Sun 19-Feb-17 17:41:56

Hey SLTNET,

We're thinking on doing the same in Shepshed too. What are your experiences so far? The reviews seem quite worrying. When is your home due to be completed?

SLTNET Mon 20-Feb-17 12:32:50

I was a bit worried but my experience is so far ..is good. Promptly reply to email,We are signing our contract this week. They offered us free flooring,turf and side gate. We used their suggested mor.broker and solicitor So no issues with communication to each other.

tornandhurt Mon 20-Feb-17 12:44:20

Unfortunately this is so common with a lot of new builds. We had exactly the same issues with ours (not Bloor), and it can be incredibly frustrating.

NHBC are unlikely to do much at this point as presumably the builders are still on site.

Go above the site manager and directly to HO. I managed to get a director involved in the end, and I think he pulled out all the stops to get the issues resolved purely because I was annoying him!

welshweasel Mon 20-Feb-17 12:51:18

We have had an ok experience with bloor in the East Midlands. We did have quite a few problems but they have all been rectified to our satisfaction pretty quickly. On a number of occasions I had to get a bit arsey with them and get them to work around me (I.e. Send people at the weekend or evenings rather than when I was at work) but generally we have been really pleased with the house.

welshweasel Mon 20-Feb-17 12:52:03

And agree with PP, once you become annoying they tend to sort stuff quickly. We rang head office directly after a while!

SLTNET Mon 20-Feb-17 13:11:21

Hey welshweasel,

Did you have any issues with house specification. Because they don't put any dimensions in the contact.Its a bit worrying then could build a house with smaller size.can they?

wasonthelist Mon 20-Feb-17 13:14:47

Shepshed will soon be gridlocked with 1000s of homes being built with zero infrastructure improvements. Bloor were very dismissive of current residents on various issues including flooding history

welshweasel Mon 20-Feb-17 17:10:37

We didn't have any issues but our house was part built when we bought it so could see what we were getting! It was the first one of that style they had ever built though so we did have a couple of issues such as they had to change the location of the water tank as it didn't fit but we were compensated for these in other ways.

heartisshattered Mon 20-Feb-17 18:21:30

Are you on instagram OP? There is a woman on there called @talesfromhome who is having an awful time with bloor homes.

You could connect with her to see how she's dealt with it.

WizzardHat Mon 20-Feb-17 19:01:24

OP posted in 2013 - I hope she's had it sorted by now!

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