A devastated family in west london has been forced to fork out £250,000 after their home collapsed during renovation works - and the builder's insurance refused to pay out. James Hobby, 54, and his partner have been left thousands of pounds out of pocket after the loft extension on their two-bedroom terrace home in Windsor went disastrously wrong. The £38,000 extension was supposed to add two more bedrooms to the property - but the upper floor of the house ended up caving in when the roof was removed, completely destroying the floor below. Their son also suffered a broken leg, as he was inside the house when the incident happened. A subcontractor was seriously injured too, and fire crews were called out when the home collapsed. Read More
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