ok the builders have been here forever for nearly 5 weeks (two longer than promised).
in that time the guys working here have: - taken and used an entire kitchen roll every day - taken and used loads of J-cloths - opened up my toolbox in search of an alun key which I had got out for them to remove a shelf - they left the box open and lying on the floor in the utility room. it has saws, hammers etc in it and I have a 3.5yo ds - helped themselves to stuff from the cleaning cupboard (found a bottle of fabric refresher spray in mystudy their dedicated tool storage room today, no idea why) - used at least one loo roll a day (don't object to them using the loo of course but that seems excessive for two people)
They didn't ask about any of this before taking.
Also they have
- cleared up using the hoover I told them not to use. there is an old one for really mucky stuff like plaster dust etc. I was quite explicit about which one to take but no ... - taken a dust sheet off a set of shelving when I had asked for it to be protected with the result that a lot of books, stationery etc is now coated in dust
- used a whole 1kg packet of sugar in one week (actually not bothered about that, just amused that 2 or 3 people could consume that much sugar)
and finally ...
- asked me to look up directions on the internet to a place they were going
- this morning, asked to use my laptop because they had to make a bank transfer (they are Polish).
They are supposed to be finishing tomorrow (heard that before) and I am not exactly going to sit down with the guy who owns the company and say, ooh take off the price of kitchen roll etc. The quality of their work is really good but I think their attitude takes the piss a bit. Or am I being grumpy and petty? Not sure whether I should recommend them to anyone given quality of work vs annoyance factor.
Sounds pretty par for the course. I have given up trying to make the builders be tidy. I just book industrial cleaners to come in behind them. Saves a lot of heartache and hassle.
They are probably nicking the loo roll!!!!
Now, the real problem you have is them running over time. Did they give you a schedule of works? Or can you get them to commit to how long the remaining jobs will take? Say for example, can they get all work in the kitchen/all plastering done for X date?