Under the pretext of undergoing loft conversion work, he stepped out from completing the job midway.
Anyone wanting to undergo construction or renovation work of their homes have to think twice before hiring any professional or company, as choosing the wrong one could turn out to be a major disaster. The same happened to one of the clients of Bernard ‘Bernie’ Doran, who is into constructing space, who took the worst decision of his life by hiring his company. He wants the world to know about the ordeal he went through, on condition of anonymity. It so happened that in 2018, he was looking out for some credible professionals who could do a loft conversion work of his three bedroom South London-based property, and Doran’s company ‘Classic Loft London Ltd’ popped up at the top of Google search prompting him to go ahead with him to do the job. The website displayed good quality work, which impressed him majorly as that’s the kind of work he was looking for.
Some of his team members visited the site, followed by Bernard himself visiting after a couple of days introducing himself as ‘Bernie’, the owner of ‘Classic Loft London Ltd’, followed by a detailed quote after looking around insisting all the payments need to be done in cash. That condition raised eyebrows as none of the professional companies deal in cash. Hesitantly he agreed to hand over half the payment to start the work with detailed discussion about the start and completion date. The very next morning which was a Sunday, Bernie landed up demanding cash to start the work, which the client obviously didn’t have and banks were also not operational owing to a holiday. He was not agreeing for a bank transfer and left only to come back the next day asking for cash before he starts the work.
Things were settled the next day with cash handed over, and no receipt of payment received, which kind of made the client uncomfortable. Furthermore, Bernie informed that the work would start a fortnight later after possessing the cash, which totally shook the client from his seat. He had arrived with a bunch of people who gave a clear message that they didn’t like to be messed around with, which made him agree to his condition of starting the work much later than the decided date. The tough times had just begun for the client, as what followed was an episode which gave him the worst experience of his life. The workers that he sent were rude and disrespectful, which was exactly the opposite of the impression they had created through their website. There were constant delays and the work which was supposed to complete in a weeks time went on for months altogether with no completion date in sight.
By the time the client realized his wrong choice, it was too late as he got to know about the unprofessional ways of the company by digging into reviews and information on them. He had already handed £43,000 in total and the job was only half complete, which was a big setback for him. Eventually, he hired another builder to complete the work after losing money and time altogether. Through this piece of news the client of the so-called efficient company ‘Classic Loft London Ltd’ owned by Bernard ‘Bernie’ Doran, wants to spread the word of how he was given a tough time which resulted in loss of money as well as time. A simple loft conversion turned out to be the worst nightmare for him and his family, all thanks to Doran and his company.