Homeowners will have to tear down their £18,000 extension at a cost of more than twice that after cowboy builders left the project incomplete. 

The dodgy work has resulted in Rose Property Solutions Berkshire Ltd boss Jordan Guyett being forced to pay thousands of pounds in compensation. 

The Bracknell man, of Target Hill, was commissioned to carry out the extension to a home in early 2021. 

Work was intermittent and irregular, however, and workmen did not always turn up and materials were not delivered when they were supposed to be. 

Despite paying Guyett £18,370 in total, the homeowners did not get a finished project. 

An expert surveyor described the work as having no value, adding that the extension would need to be completely rebuilt at a cost of around £46,000 depending on what materials could be saved. 

Appearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court on August 19, Guyett was sentenced for two breaches of the Unfair Trading Regulations Act 2008. 

He was handed a community order and told to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work, and to pay £34,000 in compensation to the homeowners. 

Cllr John Harrison, Bracknell Forest Council public protection boss, said: “This sentence and compensation order clearly sends the message that trading unfairly is a serious matter. 

“We are very pleased that the court has ordered £34,000 in compensation for this Bracknell resident. 

“If any resident of the Bracknell, West Berkshire or Wokingham feels that they have been treated unfairly by a trader we would invite them to contact us. 

“Likewise we are always happy to advise traders should they seek our advice.”

If you have concerns about any trading-related crime in Bracknell, West Berkshire or Wokingham, contact the PPP’s trading standards service on 01635 519930 or e-mail tsadvice@westberks.gov.uk