Frequently Asked Questions

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At Passmore Group, home of More Bathrooms, More Ability and More Build, we understand that you may have a number of questions that need to be answered before you begin planning your dream home improvement.

We are more than happy to conduct a home visit / survey to discuss your project with you, but here are some questions that we are frequently asked by our customers.

If I arrange a site survey / home visit, will I have to wait around all day?

No. We will always give you an idea of what time we will call, which we will confirm in writing. We will also confirm the exact time on the morning of our proposed visit, helping you to plan your day. We know there's nothing worse than hanging around all day waiting for someone to call.

Will I be given a written quotation for the work?

Absolutely. Our quotations are fully detailed and itemised, so you can see exactly what you are paying for. We have heard of many cases where customers have not received a written quote or have received a quote with little detail, and this has led to problems and disputes further down the line. This can be very stressful and may well delay the completion of the job.

Will I be given a fixed start date for the work?

Yes, once we have determined your requirements, you will be given a week commencing start date. We will be in touch the week prior to this date with an update on a more precise date and time for the start of your works. In certain circumstances, you may need a definite start or completion date in adavnce, in which case we will accommodate your request, assuming it is reasonable.

Will I be left without working amenities during the project?

No. We will always leave you with working amenities, water, gas, electric etc. The only time anything will be out of use is when we are updating / fitting or installing new, which requires everything to be turned off at the mains during. However you will be given advance notice of this.

Will I have working amenities whilst the work is being carried out?

Yes. Your mains supplies will be in full working order for all the time the work is being carried out. The only time there will be no 'power' as such is when we are updating / fitting or installing new, which requires everything to be turned off at the mains during. However you will be given advance notice of this.

Will you keep my home tidy and remove all rubbish?

Yes. We use dust sheets and carpet protector film to minimise any dust or mess and to protect your property. We will also dispose of all your old fixtures / equipment and associated rubbish, so you won’t have to worry about visiting your local waste disposal tip.

Do I have to be on site at all times while the work is on going?

Not necessarily. All our installers / builders are DBS checked, which should give you peace of mind that they can be left in your home. In over 50 years we have never had reports of any issues. If you need to go out, speak to the installer / builder on site, who will do their best to work around your plans.

How many people will do the work? Will there be days when no-one turns up?

In most cases, and depending on the size of your project, one or two installers / builders will carry out the work. In all but extreme circumstances we will have someone on site for a full day every day until the works are completed, ensuring that your home improvement project is completed as soon is practically possible.

How long will a job take?

Every job is different, but we understand that having any work done in your home for any length of time can be stressful, so we aim to complete the job as quickly as is practical. We never rush because we don’t want to compromise our quality or cut corners, but we will stay on the job every day until all works are complete.

Generally, we can give you an estimate of how long your installation / build will take as this forms part of the quotation process.

Is the work guaranteed?

Yes. All of the equipment we supply is guaranteed in accordance with the manufacturer’s own guarantee and warranties, which is typically a minimum of 12 months (although extended guarantees / warranties are sometimes available).

We also guarantee our workmanship for 12 months, although we take a view that any problems arising outside of this period will also be looked into, and should it be found there is a workmanship issue, the problem will be resolved. We also offer insurance backed guarantees and warranties for a small premium.

When will I have to pay for the work?

Unlike most companies we don’t take deposits upfront - that’s because we work on trust. You’re trusting us to do a good job and therefore we’re trusting you to pay. In short you will not receive an invoice until the job has started, at which point we will kindly ask for 50% of your projects value to be paid by a specified date (typically halfway through your projects completion). Once all works have been completed, and to your satisfaction, you will receive your final invoice which will of course less the value you have already paid. We kindly ask for the outstanding amount to be paid by return.

In cases where the project is of a higher value, typically extensions and other large scale building projects, works are carried out under a 'small works plain English contract' which are endorsed by the Federation of Master Builders. This covers formal arrangements for deposits and staged payments, agreed prior to the project.

We accept payment by credit card, debit card, cheque and bank transfer.

What happens if I have any problems?

Our offices are fully staffed during normal working hours, so there will always be someone on hand to help you. And as we employ more than 30 installers / builders, we can guarantee that someone will attend the same day to help resolve any on-site problem.

What do I do if I have a formal complaint?

We have a formal complaints procedure. Details of such are available on request by emailing info@passmoregroup.co.uk, calling 0113 2015030 or via post A/O Managing Director, Partnership House, 6 Hales Road, Lower Wortley, Leeds, LS12 4PL.

Where we cannot resolve any complaints using our own complaints procedure, as a Which? Trusted trader, we use ‘Dispute Resolution Ombudsman’ for dispute resolution. In the unlikely event of a complaint arising and you wish to refer the complaint to them please call 0333 241 3209 or visit: www.disputeresolutionombudsman.org/membership/whichtrustedtraders/