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Would you get another guy: reno job

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by TMNT, 22nd Sep, 2015.

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Should i get someone else

  1. Yes definitely

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  2. No, not worth it, even though timeline affected

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  3. Other: pls specify

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  1. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    Simple question.
    Large scale 3 month reno
    About half way. Guy is good
    Tells me that he wont be available for 8 weeks only weekends because of a course he has been accepted into which he did tell me might happen from the start

    My view, it will slow things down but he is good plus getting new people involved is hard and old guy might not like it

    My business partners view: get someone else and when he comes back he can finish
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    You seem to get yourself into unusual situations regularly? :p
     
  3. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

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    I'd stick with the current guy. Can get messy and costly bringing another guy in.
     
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  4. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    30 ips does that to you!!!

    All part of the process ;)

    This one has gone surprisingly well so far
     
  5. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

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    Just a thought...
    Does he know someone else who can fill-in/continue for him (perhaps as a contractor to him) while he does the course?

    Great that he was honest with you, not sure I would have contracted him if he didn't have a backup or alternate proposal etc.
     
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    legallyblonde Well-Known Member

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    Logistic nightmare changing mid contract...
     
  7. legallyblonde

    legallyblonde Well-Known Member

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    I agree on both points. Undesirable to not have a back up plan.
     
  8. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    On a different tack, and depending on what still needs doing, I've had some great tradies at short notice using Hi Pages. Depends though - if you're not local it could be more hassle than it's worth.
     
  9. datto

    datto Well-Known Member

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    If you get a new guy, they'll start blaming each other for sny mistakes.

    But then you have to consider the delay in completion could cost you rent money.

    Tough one to answer. Me, I'd probally do an insurance job.
     
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  10. Hanison

    Hanison Well-Known Member

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    Could of had a tight contract with deadlines and liquidated damages clause.

    That generally makes a contractor stand up and take notice.
     
  11. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    thanks eveyrone, we ve decided to stay put for this one, we might hire another guy in the meantime to do another different part of the job that hasnt started, but we dont think tis worth bringing someone else into to part help with the part finished tasks at hand
     
  12. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a good plan. Depending on your guy and the project scope, look at smaller jobs or splitting it up to keep things moving plus keeping your original guy in the loop. Try and keep the original end date in tact or close to