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Builder demos porch and sunroom at deadbeat client’s home

Martin Holladay | Posted in General Questions on

Patrick McCombe, an editor at Fine Homebuilding, e-mailed me this link to a YouTube video reporting on how one British builder handles deadbeat clients:

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  1. Expert Member
    Carl Seville | | #1

    I don't believe it's legal to do that in the US, although it is probably very satisfying.

  2. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #2

    I'm not advocating this approach. Nor am I advocating the lack of safety precautions shown on the video. (Watch the way the porch roof comes down. It seems the demo crew left their hardhats in their truck.)

  3. John Klingel | | #3

    In the US, you'd be shot. P, EOS.

  4. Keith Gustafson | | #4

    I'll bet that felt good tho.............

  5. Danny Kelly | | #5

    Excellent "how to" video on how to properly salvage materials

  6. James Morgan | | #6

    Despite what the reporter said about recouping losses I didn't see much in the way of material salvage going on. What a waste: there had to be a better way. A business owner in my town got in a dispute with his landlord so in a fit of pique he paid a contractor to tear out tens of thousands of dollars worth of tenant upfit and take it all to the dump. Just as stupid.

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