We've almost completed our extention on our home. We've added a new bedroom and extra hallway as owner builders.
The situation we are now dealing with is that our carpenter has not correctly installed the varanda columns. At the moment the columns are just sitting over the varanda posts and are not attached. Basically, the carpenter has not put the wooden blocks inside the base of the columns (as per the manufacturers instructions) so we cannot screw the posts into anything... unless we screw them into the actual post higher up the column and then we'll have to fix the screw hole and it will look dodgy.
Here is the problem... because the carpenter has already installed the eves, we cannot lift the posts up in order to put the wooden blocks inside the columns. This means that the only way to do it is to take the eves down.
We have already paid the carpenter for his work. So how should we proceed? Are we within our rights to ask the carpenter to come back and remove the eves and replace them again after we put the wooden blocks in, or are we stuck with doing this ourselves and paying for the eves to be done all over again??
We dont want to pay this particular carpenter any more money because we are very dissatisfied with him. And the other issue is that he did not charge us for installing the columns because he said he did not notice they were on the plans. What would you do?