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Award Against Builders for Defective Work

The Circuit Court has awarded the cost of remedial works to a woman who claimed building work to an extension to her house was defective. The lady paid €23,000 for the construction of a 6ft square utility room. The court was told by a witness that a more reasonable price would be €18,000. The court was also told that the remedial works required due to insufficient insulation and other defects would cost €14,912. The court awarded this. The court also awarded €3,500 by way of compensation. When the lady, an 84 year old widow complained about the work, the builder had become verbally abusive and aggressive towards her.