remember Im only talking bits and pices of the story I have a hard enough time remembering what I did 2 days ago:speechless:never mind 8 years ago.:D
I think I have made comments on previous posts similar to this topic. I read and understand and sympathise with almost all. The critical point is that Governments burden us with regulations and discipline us to the max. We are forced to carry insurance, invest in equipment that lasts more than the one job etc etc. So then we move to the question of what happens when it all goes pear-shaped????
Well this is interesting because this is where the Insurance Companies get involved. Now if it was us then we are stuffed. But, and I say but, the beloved homeowner who was just trying to DIY, well they cant fly them from a flag-pole because they dont want bad publicity. If they do what is right then they lose business. So, they pay up. But wait, there is more, our policies go up to subsidise this. It is wrong. We are paying for corrupt behaviour of Insurance Companies. And just to add to the disgrace is Governments alike condone this behaviour. THey actually encourage this becasue yes you got it right, they get money in the form of taxes.
I might sound cynical but it is a viscious circle which we all work inside. I personally dont care for those who choose to DIY, just dont gob off like fools and say you are as good as us because you DIY. I am proud of my trade and the knowlege that many have imparted and entrusted to me. I get pleasure from seeing some smart-arses come undone and then beg for help. So to end this post I ask one thing, why do we get punished for mistakes(which we do make but rarely I hope) and the DIY dont??????
Answer this and resolve the level playing field and we will see harmony in teh marketplace.