I've had two men in my house today, it should have only been one. The first one came at 8.30am, he drilled a hole in the outside wall, put a camera into it, and sealed it up again. At 11am another man turned up, I said, 'You don't need to look, someone has already done it.' The company had sent two men to do the same job.
It's all part of the Warm Front grant I am getting, to fit a new boiler, have my cavity walls filled, and some more stuffing put in my loft. I thought it would be swimmingly easy, but I have hit a couple of glitches. The loft insulation people wouldn't go in the loft because they said there is asbestos up there, they said I had to have it removed first. The gas surveyor said don't worry about that, we will sort it for you when we fit the new boiler. Now I have found out that the boiler I am getting isn't very reliable and no one has a good word to say about them.
After some research on the internet it seems the boilers are notorious for breaking down at around two years old. I rang the company and said I want another make of boiler. I rang them twice, and sent an email with a link to the site where I found the information, then they rang me and said the manager would ring me. I wonder if he will ring tomorrow.
What a pain all this is, I can't be bothered, I just want an easy life. I suppose I should be pleased really that I am getting this work done for nothing, but I don't want the disruption. Ah well, I might be a bit warmer next winter, that's if I want to pay more money on my bills to switch it on.
The price is right.
6 hours ago