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Living & Working in the Pollensa Area This forum is for any comments, questions and advice about living (permanently or temporarily) and working in the Pollensa area. Aimed at ex-pats, property owners etc.

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Old 20-05-2003, 03:22
smiddy
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Mentioned earlier in the year that we were having some work done in our kitchen.
Tradesman quoted "about a days work" at 30 euros an hour, we gave go ahead and work was eventually done, after several phone calls from this end and job is more or less okay.
Went over last week and received bill for 20hours, almost triple what had been expected
Havent paid in full, as our man was in England, will no doubt get into some debate when we go back over in July.
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This is the second time we have be duped and sadly by English tradesmen.
With the benefit of hindsight, in future i will always ask for a written estimate and suggest anyone in similar postition should do the same.
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Old 24-09-2003, 20:23
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dear smiddy,
have read alot recently about the brits ripping of the brits here in majorca and think its such a shame.
my husband and some of his co workers are all good tradesmen and do a good job. they give decent quotes, do the work well and tidy up when they are finished. they are reliable and helpful.
as usual it only takes one or two dodgy chaaracters to make it difficult for the hardworking english folks over here to earn a decent living.
if you need any plumbing, elec or building work in future i know i can recommend so good men.

regards julesy
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Old 02-10-2003, 03:55
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thanks julesy
we will bear this in mind as there is always something needing done
we know a few guys who frequent Gigis bar and i would probably pick their brains as well for a recommendation
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Old 03-11-2003, 23:38
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Hi %%WORD1%C,

Wondered if you could help, I need some building work done at my house and have a problem trying to get any quotes, back out again from the 13th Dec. :rolleyes
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Old 04-11-2003, 05:55
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Default Re Dodgy Tradesmen

I've managed to get hold of a really good builder. He is Mallorcan, but speaks excelent English. He made a great job of re modelling my bathroom, and is as we speak ( I hope), doing my kitchen.
I can let you have his contact details if you like.
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Old 04-11-2003, 19:44
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Hi, that would be good if you could contact me at that would be a great help.
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