Loft exensions turned homes into hovels

A rogue builder fleeced customers out of £33,000 for botched loft extensions which left homes uninhabitable, a court heard. Justin Cerri, 46, operating as Castle Roofing Ltd, left his clients’ properties in an ‘extremely dangerous’ state. Giles Chirowodza took out a £6,000 loan to pay Cerri for the conversion at his home in Waltham Cross, Essex. But to his horror he discovered a single screw supporting the staircase leading to his loft, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard. Gurprit Jaya and his…

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