Guttering and Repairs
9 customer reviews
Please do not hire this individual.
Martin behaves like a con man and I have grave concerns that any other vulnerable individual would get him.
I had just come out of an illness and was vulnerable
Firstly when he phoned he said he was based in Dublin and could I phone Bark to let them know it was a mistake. He said he had to pay for the listing otherwise. I did this. He phoned back within a few minutes and said he had a team in Galway that he could send to me afterall.
When he arrived he had no cherry picker, cleaning equipment, power hose, brush (I had send him photos of the house, highlighting the need for a cherry picker. He said they wouldn't need one. He later complained about the height).
He charged me €800 to clean my gutters and to place a protective netting over them so they would no longer need cleaning. The netting is lifting off and is useless. Every storm removes more.
He said he would clean the fascia (€150) however when I checked, he hadn't done the sides I couldn't see. He also would not give me a receipt after the work was completed.
My husband has phoned him on numerous occasions. He promises to come and finish the shabby work but never turns up. Each time there's been a family crisis; he's fallen off a ladder, he's in hospital, his daughter was in a car crash, she's ill. Finally he agreed to repay €200 two weeks ago. Needless to say that never happened. My husband has phoned twice. Each time he said it woulf be in the account that afternoon or then on Wednesday. Still nothing.
Please, please be very careful of this individual. My husband and I are considering taking this further.
Bark, I believe, has a responsibility to its customers not to allow such an individual to advertise on their site. This was the first time I used Bark. I have not used it since. Perhaps there are more Martins in their listing. More...
Gutter Repairs & Maintenance
My mother hired this tradesman through Bark on Monday to fix a leak in the gutters at the front of the house, and paid €250.
Later that day she could see they were still leaking.
Subsequently yesterday another man listed on Bark (who somehow had become aware of this) called to my Mother's house and tried to pressure my mother into paying €500 to fix it, and pointing out what you had done wrong on Monday.
Luckily my neighbour was there to intervene.
My mother is vulnerable and I don't know for sure how this €750 scam was organised but I will be perusing the original tradesman, I haven't been able to track down either scammer yet. More...
Fast and efficient. No mess. Good work.
Very friendly. Make my gutters look brand new
Gutter Installation or Replacement
Hi , I got gutters put up last week by Mark he done a fantastic job never stopped all day , I would recommend him to anyone...
Very nice guys. Did a great job. Would recommend
Gutter Repairs & Maintenance
I contacted this company yesterday (Monday)
Job priced and completed today Tuesday 13/10/20. Excellent job done highly recommend
Brillant service. Friendly and efficent. Highly recommend Martin to anyone who needs guttering or roof repairs.