Regular readers of this page will know that we have recently had some work done to an old wooden Séchoir that we bought a couple of years back; my builder has laid a perfectly smooth concrete floor over the 7 by 21 metre surface (above).
We were extremely happy with the work; but not so with the finalised bill. It was €1,700 MORE than the original quote (which we had signed and approved)! So where had all the extra costs come from?
A quick phone call to the boss provided the answer; he had 'mistakenly' charged us for work that his son had done over 6 months earlier, and for which we had ALREADY PAID, back in August 2012!
Naughty, naughty, builder;..... it pays to be vigilant. We can't afford to pay TWICE for the same job!
p.s. I have just now received the revised bill; complete with sincere apology. I'll pay it today.