WCIF An Eglish speaking builder in Taipei?

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WCIF An Eglish speaking builder in Taipei?

Postby Taipei Chris » Wed Apr 05, 2017 17:30

I'm being given the runaround by a Taiwanese building firm.

My Taiwanese wife won't get tough with them or relay my threats of legal action and physical violence.

We still owe them a final payment for the unsatisfactory work that they've done and they're never going to see a penny of it if I get my way!

I want to find a builder I can communicate with in English, let them put the job right and deduct the cost from the money we still owe the original cowboys. Only trouble is, I can't find an English speaking builder...

Any recommendations?
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Re: WCIF An Eglish speaking builder in Taipei?

Postby sandman » Wed Apr 05, 2017 17:41

Taipei Chris wrote:My Taiwanese wife won't get tough with them or relay my threats of legal action and physical violence.

You can afford legal action? You're hard enough to beat up an entire local firm by yourself? And limber enough to spend the rest of your time here looking over your shoulder, for yourself, your wife, your business? Trust your wife. And selling meat outside MRT stations? Are you quite sure that's absolutely legal and you have every scrap of required paperwork? Because those cowboy builders WILL know.
I know a very good English-speaking cabinet-maker, but not sure what kind of builder you need. I'll show him this thread, but be warned -- threats of legal action and physical violence are likely to make him disinclined to touch you with a barge-pole. Plus, its a Taiwanese company, but you (presumably) don't speak enough Chinese to get your point across in the way you intended, so who's to say its their work that's unsatisfactory and not your communication skills?
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Re: WCIF An Eglish speaking builder in Taipei?

Postby Taipei Chris » Wed Apr 05, 2017 18:15

sandman wrote:
Taipei Chris wrote:My Taiwanese wife won't get tough with them or relay my threats of legal action and physical violence.

You can afford legal action? You're hard enough to beat up an entire local firm by yourself? And limber enough to spend the rest of your time here looking over your shoulder, for yourself, your wife, your business? Trust your wife. And selling meat outside MRT stations? Are you quite sure that's absolutely legal and you have every scrap of required paperwork? Because those cowboy builders WILL know.
I know a very good English-speaking cabinet-maker, but not sure what kind of builder you need. I'll show him this thread, but be warned -- threats of legal action and physical violence are likely to make him disinclined to touch you with a barge-pole. Plus, its a Taiwanese company, but you (presumably) don't speak enough Chinese to get your point across in the way you intended, so who's to say its their work that's unsatisfactory and not your communication skills?


Is he 'Halal' certified?

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Re: WCIF An Eglish speaking builder in Taipei?

Postby Just Jennifer » Thu Apr 06, 2017 00:14

There's a guy on Facebook with a page called "Any Asshole Can Do It." I guess it depends on what you want done.

And Sandman's been here a long time. Run what he's said by your wife and see what she says.


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Re: WCIF An Eglish speaking builder in Taipei?

Postby TainanCowboy » Sun Apr 09, 2017 18:07

If you are still looking, you might shoot an email to this gentleman:

ugo.ortolano@pizzarock.com.tw

He has developed quite a successful business in Taiwan and has done lot of remodeling/construction with his shops here.
Might be able to offer some positive suggestions or referrals.

I do not know him and have no connection to him or his businesses.

A bit of background:

http://www.pizzarock.com.tw/about-pizza ... aiwan.html
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