Helen Parr wrote:
I walked up & down Grafton street today & it's in bits.
Given the huge payouts in claims in this country I'd say 4 million would be reached pretty quickly with people falling & tripping up over the state of the cobble stones.
Still a huge amount of money
I remember this being installed in around 1983 or 1984 perhaps, there used to be benches in the middle for people to sit on.
Yes, it is in bits, & fairly hazardous regarding potential for falls etc, but as for them saying they are doing repairs on a daily basis, I don't think I've EVER EVER seen them repairing it.
By the way, that particular type of paving is extremely easy to repair, but the style is no longer fashionable, so maybe this is the real issue? Perhaps BT's etc aren't happy with the unfashionableness of it? Or just the fact that it's very damaged & frankly often disgustingly dirty?
This would be fixed, in full, for about €20,000 ( a very rough guess).
Also, as an aside, my dp installed paving of what I'd say is a similar size area, a couple of years back (a shopping centre) and by golly I can assure you he didn't bill them for anything remotely like that price. However the contractors who sub-contracted to him probably did charge the actual customer a huge amount (then of course there was the usual battle with them not paying DP in full etc).