Family is left £27,000 out of pocket after getting their loft conversion done by a friend who left their £400,000 house in danger of ‘catastrophic structural collapse’
A cowboy builder who took £27,000 from a family friend for a loft conversion but left their £400,000 home in danger of ‘catastrophic structural collapse’ has been jailed.
Diane McDonald, who had just retired, had to go back to work after paying Marc Foley £25,000, then having to fork out another £27,000 to have his work put right.
In a victim impact statement, Mrs McDonald said she was 'devastated', adding: 'He was a family friend and I trusted him.'
Cardiff Crown Court heard Foley carried out the work at her home in Cyncoed, Cardiff, where three generations of the family lived together.... read more
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