It’s a story told all too often. Someone contracts a renovator only to be shocked with how poorly they performed. Kerrie Hardgrave shared her experiences on a website after she felt ripped off. However this story does have a positive twist! Three electricians were prompted to work for free to complete unfinished and uncertified wiring.
One of those electricians, Karl Doyle of Total Trade Services, said the wiring was shambolic. There were no working power points to the kitchen or any lights in the hallway. “It sounded like a hard luck story. They haven’t got heaps of money, so I thought, ‘Bugger it, we could get some lights on at least’.” Doyle told Manawatu Standard.
It ended out too much work for one person, so he enlisted the help of two other qualified sparkies, Adrian Ledingham, from Anderson Automation and Controls and Adrian Wealleans, from Datacomms Plus, to help. In addition, Stewarts Electrical, Total Trade Services and HPM supplied the materials.
Not only was the standard of the Seddon Street kitchen poor, it was also shocking even to a veteran joiner. Mr Sayer, who has over 20 years’ experience in the joinery and kitchen industry, said the Seddon Street kitchen beggared belief. “In the first half hour I couldn’t keep my mouth closed, especially when they told me what they paid for it. You hear of these stories . . . it was quite a shock. It’s just sub- standard.”