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#442540 - 10th Nov 2010 7:20pm Resurface driveways
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Just a word to the wise especialy for the elderly.
There is a company going around offering to resurface /coat driveways for obvious reasons I cannot be too specific but they got my 85 year old mum yesterday and came back today wanting 500 cash.
the job they did was a joke just spraying a thin coat of some sort of bitumen onto her concrete drive they hadn,t even brushed up leaves before doing it and just sprayed over the top of them.
fortunatley my brother got involved and called trading standards who came and looked at the job and told us not to pay them as they are aware of them. they got quite agressive and said they would get their money one way or another.
they claim to be a local company though trading standards say they are not.
my mum commented on what a pleasant and plausible man it who spoke to her about it .
please be wary of anybody knocking on your door offering sevices such as this.


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#442541 - 10th Nov 2010 7:24pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: johncon]
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Scumbags mad
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#442542 - 10th Nov 2010 7:29pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: RUDEBOX]
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i work in a builders merchant,if you would like to pm me with the name of the guys involved i will spread the word around,sometimes if they cannot buy goods in the local merchants they will have to move on somewhere else to ply their evil trade.

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#442550 - 10th Nov 2010 7:57pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: phalinmegob]
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Scum like these are always around. Moral is tell cold callers where to go but for the elderly that is not the easy option.

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#442572 - 10th Nov 2010 8:29pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: tigertiger1953]
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Somebody called on me last week - said they were from Heswall - offered to clean/seal my block paving for 480 eventually dropping to 350!!! Informed them I wasn't interested but they turned up the next day saying ("don't tell the neighbours but we'll do it for 250!!!) - again said not interested and was asked "how much will you give us then" - lost it with them and they left

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#442577 - 10th Nov 2010 8:47pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: buddy]
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good reputable builders generally do not need to cold call for work,the work comes to them from word of mouth.

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#442579 - 10th Nov 2010 8:56pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: buddy]
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sounds like possibly the same crew !!!
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#442584 - 10th Nov 2010 9:00pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: johncon]
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Yeh they tend to target one area and go on leaving chaos behind

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#445761 - 21st Nov 2010 5:05pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: tigertiger1953]
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no developments on this yet other than trading standards saying that any money that changes hands will be via them. and it will not be cash ! so wait and see what happens. their van has been seen around and about though so they are still targeting the wirral area.
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#445806 - 21st Nov 2010 6:20pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: johncon]
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Can you tell us what their van looks like johncon?

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#451246 - 10th Dec 2010 8:07pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: ludwigvan]
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trading standards dropped us and sugested we pay half ie 250
we have done so now to put mums mind at rest but feel let down by trading standards
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#451257 - 10th Dec 2010 8:42pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: johncon]
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Omg, thats disgusting. Why?
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#451259 - 10th Dec 2010 8:49pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: RUDEBOX]
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They need the boys sending round to sort them out!!!

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#451271 - 10th Dec 2010 9:38pm Re: Resurface driveways [Re: RUDEBOX]
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said it could turn into a long case and best thing for mums peace of mind was to make a setelment bummer but what the hell its done and they wont be bothering her again
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