Man pleads guilty after botched home extension in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 11:32 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:32 18 May 2017

A man has pleaded guilty to charges relating to a botch job house extension in Hatfield

A man has pleaded guilty to charges relating to a botch job house extension in Hatfield

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A man has pleaded guilty to two charges following a botched first-floor extension in a Hatfield home.

Danny Alan Cronin, 36, of Lynwood Drive in Romford, pleaded guilty last Friday at St Albans Crown Court to two charges under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, in connection with a job he carried out in Clarke’s Road through his business DLM Carpentry Limited.

The case, brought by Hertfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards, concerned his alleged lack of professional diligence in carrying out the work.

A county council spokeswoman said it was described by an expert as demonstrating “an extensive disregard, or lack of knowledge, of the fundamental principles of construction”.

The consumers were left with a huge amount of remedial work, to the extent that the extension had to be virtually rebuilt.

The case was adjourned until May 31 pending pre-sentence reports.

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