Compton by name, incompetent by nature.
My initial impressions when I booked a visit to quote for a new garage roof were good. Friendly, professional, courteous. The gentleman (possibly owner?) gave a fair price and seemed well informed about the work that needed doing. He even arranged for a follow up visit so the fitter could size up for materials and cross check the original estimation of the required work. All good. Our garage is full of stuff. Furniture we don't have room for and are in the process of selling, musical equipment, bikes, gardening stuff etc. I asked if it would need removing or covering. Both the owner and the fitter assured me that no, it wouldn't need covering or removing. It would be a straightforward 3 day job. Then the "work" began. In something of a understatement and a paradox, the fitters managed to do a rush job that took 17 days from start to finish. I still can't work out the maths on that. Day 1, they arrived, did a few hours work and a few hours on the phone on the garage roof (better reception up there?) and left with little completed. Day 2, they didn't turn up because their van had failed its MOT. Presumably they needed to reattach the doors, put a new honking horn on it and top the radiator up with glitter. Day 3, only one fitter (as opposed to two on the first day), knocked about for 2 hours then left without doing much at all. Then they really shifted up a gear, and how I wish they hadn't. Turns out they would have to remove the entire f