Builder ordered to pay £4k compensation over fire door installation in loft conversion

Fire doors slow the spread of a blaze
Fire doors slow the spread of a blaze in a house whilst helping to ensure those inside can leave the building safely (Image credit: Getty Images)

A builder who installed fire doors that left householders with a “potentially unsafe” house has been convicted under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.

Ross Stephen Trutch must now pay £4,416 compensation to householders in Sherburn-in-Elmer, North Yorkshire, who hired his company Aztech Building and Maintenance Ltd to do a loft conversion for them when looking to find a builder.

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