I paid the council £1,850 for a dropped kerb outside my home

AN engineer who coughed up £1,850 for a dropped kerb outside his home claims the council left his driveway a mess.

Lee Townley says the contractors’ workmanship was so dangerous there are big gaps between the stones – that are so uneven they “clearly didn’t use a spirit level”.

Lee Townley has blasted council contractors for messing up his newly fitted dropped kerb


Lee Townley has blasted council contractors for messing up his newly fitted dropped kerbCredit: BPM
The gas engineer said the workmen 'clearly didn't use a spirit level' as the slabs are so uneven


The fuel engineer stated the workmen ‘clearly did not use a spirit stage’ as the slabs are so unevenCredit: BPM

The fuming 40-year-old instantly complained to the native authority, however months later and the dodgy work stays.

Lee advised StokeonTrentLive: “They are having a snigger.

“I was given a start date of March. It has been about eight or nine weeks since they started messing it all up.”

Gas engineer Lee utilized to have the dropped kerb fitted shortly after shifting into his Norton Heights home in Stoke-on-Trent.

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He stated he needed the council to do as they need to signal the paperwork off anyway and it was round £500 for the paperwork alone.

“I thought I’d go through the council because they can sign it off themselves and I haven’t got to worry about dodgy builders,” he stated.

“I got the quote off them, it was about £1,850. It was expensive but I thought I’d just get it done.”

But when he returned home from work, he instantly observed a number of issues.

“I put my spirit level on because I knew it was wrong straight away, I could just tell,” he stated.

“The gaps between the kerb stones weren’t reduce straight, as a result of it’s on a nook.

“The stones are shaped a certain degree. You cut them so they fit, because you can’t have edges round a circle.”

He phoned the council to complain however claims he was advised they could not discover curved stones, regardless of him discovering the precise ones on-line.

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And workmen have been out 4 occasions to take a look since, however as a substitute of fixing the points they reportedly crammed in the gaps with tarmac and reduce the prime off the unique slabs.

The Sun has contacted Stoke-on-Trent City Council for remark.

The 40-year-old has been waiting more than two months for the problems to be fixed


The 40-year-old has been ready greater than two months for the issues to be fastenedCredit: BPM

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