Rachel and Simon Wade at their home in East Rudham, outside their extension they have had to demolish and rebuild after it was not built properly. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Copyright: Archant 2019 A family has been left in thousands of pounds of debt after their extension was built to such a poor standard it had to be torn down. Rachel and Simon Wade at their home in East Rudham, in their extension they have had to demolish and rebuild after it was not built properly. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYRachel and Simon Wade from East Rudham said their lives had been “turned upside down” by the nightmare project. They had to take out a bank loan to repair the damage done by their builder and the couple now fear the debt repayments could force them to sell their home. In September last year King’s Lynn court ordered their builder, James Smith from Pott Row, to pay them £33,970 - the cost of the repairs plus the original amount and court feesHe did not contest the claim but has … [Read more...] about Family risk losing home after shoddy extension had to be rebuilt
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Sean P. Murphy Globe Staff February 05, 2019 Eighteen-year-old Robert Crotty Jr. drove away from the Attleboro used car lot in his newly purchased pickup filled with pride and excitement. But three blocks away, the 2002 Dodge Dakota died.He couldn’t start it or move the gearshift, and a weird odor started filling the cab. He’d heard a loud knocking sound before the truck stalled and figured the transmission had seized up. He assumed the smell came from a leak in the air conditioning.The truck, for which Crotty had paid $3,535, was towed back to Old School Auto Sales. Advertisement At the lot, one of the salesmen assured Crotty they would fix the truck. Get Talking Points in your inbox: An afternoon recap of the day’s most important business news, delivered weekdays. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here … [Read more...] about A used truck turns out to be real trouble
PUBLISHED: 13:02 19 January 2019 Steve Russell Patience and Douglas Smith had long worked for a local fuel charity. In 2014, the year this was taken, Douglas said I look at myself as a village boy, so I have always tried to help the parish people Picture: Steve Adams Copyright Archant Norfolk 2014 Douglas Smith was just 14 when he followed in his father’s footsteps and started work at a crematorium. He proved himself a good listener in a challenging job – “sympathetic and understanding”, says his son. Douglas Smith in 1966, the way many people will remember him. 'He was very kind, and very generous with his time. It was almost like a bedside manner' says his son .Picture: SMITH FAMILY COLLECTIONThe Norfolk crematorium he later managed would witness the final farewells to many thousands of people during his 40-year spell in charge, but he never forgot that each one was unique and special. There were ceremonial occasions (for folk … [Read more...] about Did you know Horsham St Faith crematorium chief Douglas Smith?
The best tip for buying a portable home generator: Don’t wait until the lights go out. When you live in a place at the mercy of snowstorms, a power outage can range from an annoyance to life-threatening.Gasoline-powered portable generators, costing $400 to $1,500 depending on their output and features, are not only readily available at home-improvement stores, but also are easy to use.“If you can operate a lawn mower, you can operate a generator,” says Art Aiello, spokesman for Generac, a major manufacturer of portable generators. “In winter, it doesn’t take a lot of snow or ice to bring down a power line in certain neighborhoods. If you have the ability to pull it out, add fuel and attach extension cords, a portable is a sound solution.”The trick, as any good Scout would say, is to be prepared. Still, some homeowners procrastinate.Here’s what you need to know about buying a portable generator:• Assess your situation: How often do you … [Read more...] about Prepare for a big freeze: Tips on buying a portable generator
Paul F. P. Pogue Home Advisor Published 5:38 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Before you start a kitchen remodel, unlearn what you think you know. The path is littered with potential pitfalls, and you need to keep a sharp eye out for where things can go wrong. Here are a few of the biggest and most common errors homeowners run into: UNDERESTIMATING YOUR BUDGET Contractors say they witness this time and again: Homeowners who get flustered and in over their heads when costs escalate and tough decisions need to be made. Sad but true, kitchen remodeling always tends to cost more than you expect. However much you’ve budgeted for the job, expect to pay between 15 and 30 percent more. (And if you’re wrong, you can be pleasantly surprised.) GOING FOR THE LOWEST BID You get what you pay for. If you hire the cheapest contractor with the cheapest bid, odds are you’ll get work that matches what you paid. If a proposal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Get multiple bids from … [Read more...] about Home Advisor: Pitfalls to avoid in a kitchen remodel