Kitchen nightmare leaves mum furious

Katy Greaves at her home in Southey where she hasn't been able to use her kitchen for over week as she waits for the housing association to complete floor repairs. Her kitchen appliances are currently in her living room
Katy Greaves at her home in Southey where she hasn't been able to use her kitchen for over week as she waits for the housing association to complete floor repairs. Her kitchen appliances are currently in her living room

A FUMING Sheffield mum threw out builders sent to repair a subsiding kitchen floor at her home - after she claims they relaid it too high for her appliances to fit underneath the worktop.

Katy Greaves, aged 26, who lives with son Kian, six, on Crowder Crescent, Southey, in a property she rents from South Yorkshire Housing Association, was left ‘fuming’ by the blunder.

She said: “They came to sort the floor, which took six days, but when they started relaying the tiles the washing machine, dryer, fridge and cooker wouldn’t fit.

“They had to be left in the living room - meaning we had nowhere to sit - and I couldn’t wash our clothes so my son had no clean clothes to wear to school.

“I had been asking them to fix the floor after the level dropped a couple of years ago - then they bodged the repair.

“I was so fed up I asked them to leave.”

Full-time mum Katy feared she would be left with her appliances cluttering up her living room and an unusable kitchen .

“It just wasn’t good enough and was a really bad situation to be left in with a young son - you need a working kitchen, somewhere to cook and wash the dishes and clothes,” Katy said.

After complaining to South Yorkshire Housing Association, Katy was persuaded to allow the builders back in to complete the work and the tiles were relaid at a slightly lower level.

Katy added: “The appliances now fit - just. But the floor is uneven and I had to call the workmen back again to put my washing machine back because it would only go under the worktop with difficulty and I couldn’t do it myself.”

A South Yorkshire Housing Association spokeswoman said: “Ms Greaves has allowed the work to go ahead again at her property and it has been completed. The issue has been resolved.”