Ray Stanley is a real crook. He took a huge deposit from us $18,500 as 30% for the whole landscaping job. He wasted near 4 months our time and made new excuses every week while targetting other neighbours for ripping out more money. Finally, I kicked him out to get my job done.
This was the most painful experience.
I have since made a complaint to CAV and they also referred the matter to Victoria police after receiving a number of complaints against him, but he is a professional in dealing with these matters.
I am planning to apply to VCAT fo...
***Beware - CONMAN***
Lost time and money and sanity over months and months of holds up (after deposit was paid). Our son was 8 months old at the time and we lived in a dust pit for months because he didn’t turn up.
He continues to close and reopen under newly registered names. For example:
1. Perfect Fencing
2. Create a Space
3. All Day Fencing Victoria
First his mum is sick, then his daughter is down and out, then he needs heart surgery, then his ‘team’ tell us they’re not coming back as he owes them and won’t pay up, then his ‘team’ only consisted of him and h...is brother and nephew, and these guys told us they didn’t trust him either and we’re just doing him a favour. Such poor work and work ethic. Bleeding heart case turned to a flat out thief by not completing work he said he’d do. Still trying to fix what he did.
Create a Space is a con!
We have had the same experience in the last 6 months as other reviews here. When we initially hired Ray I tried looking for reviews for Create a Space but I couldn't find them so I am trying to title this review to have it pop up on Google.
We hired Raymond Stanley to build a deck, he quoted much lower than others then when questioned spun us some line about how other tradies were just charging too much. He seemed like a very nice guy so we hired him as he said he would have the job done in a week.
He was then sick for a couple of weeks the da...
Thanks for the rewiews guys.
Was just about to pay a deposit when I stumbled upon these reviews.
Something didn't sit well with me as there were a few red flags.
His business was registered last year, there were no reviews on service seeking.
He gave me pricing on concreting, decking and rendering etc without even measuring up. He went off the sizes I told him.
The biggest one was that he showed up to the quote in a Bunnings rental ute.
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Ray from Create A Space Home Services
[name removed] is a con man. Do not hire him. Looks like he’s changed his business name from Perfect Fencing to the above.
I hired [name removed] to build a pergola and concrete my backyard. He asked for 50% deposit for the job which he quoted for $4010. He said he can do it in a week.
The first time he couldn’t come was because he’s in hospital with a heart flutter. The second excuse was his truck broke down and it went on and on. He finally came one day and put in 4 posts and dug up the grass in my small backyard which was to be concreted. H...
Reading these reviews is like Deja vu. Our experience was a couple of years ago and this guy absolutely ripped us off thousands and thousands of dollars. He talks the talk so beware. He uses excuses that he is in hospital nearly dying, that he just has to go to Bunnings and never returns etc etc etc!! We felt sorry for this guy but he absolutely mock us and caused us immense stress. Stay clear of him, he is the biggest Con Man!!
Took 50% deposit, promised to finish in 2-3weeks.
8 months later did about 30% of job, poorly, have to get proper tradies to come in to fix his work/mistakes/damage to our property.
Didn't show up to work on numerous occasions with the following excuses; dying mother, gusto, sick brother, family issues, family event, a cold, stomach pains, heart issues, etc, etc, etc.
Compulsive liar - He is not a real fencer or landscaper and has no idea what he is talking about.
He has caused a lot of stress and drama and has abused & threatened us, also c...alled us liars. Took him to VCAT & won ($8K+). Now in the process of taking it further as he said he has no assets and he'll just liquidate - don't care what he has and hasn't got, we just don't want anyone else to go through this.
Perfect fencing Ray Stanley is a scammer
This guy is a compulsive liar, took over 4 months to do a job that he said would be done in 3 weeks. The work that has been completed is absolutely horrific and we now have to redo our gate, part of the pailing fence as the quality of his work was just pitiful, he also took money for work that was not completed from our dear neighbor who is 85 years old. He is NOT to be trusted and seems to be doing this to others now I see these posts.
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[name removed], director of Perfect Fencing PTY LTD replied to online request for a quote from
ServiceSeeking.com.au back in July 2018..
This man came to my house, quoted me for the job, and requested I pay 50% (3.5k) deposit upfront.
I did so,
He proceeded to give excuse after excuse, week after week, month after month.. until I finally requested he repay my deposit.. which only began another series of excuses..
I had enough so I sought legal action, blindly believing the legal system would not let him get away with this.. so I sought l...
Strung me along for months! Quick to take a 50% deposit on a $1600 job, promising a lead time of 7-10 days. (I wouldn't hired otherwise)
This was in late June! Then this ridiculous, idiotic nonsense went on until October, when I asked for the deposit back. He'd already caused enough delays by then.
Gave me back $300 and called me a liar.
Avoid at all cost!
February 3rd 2019 Update: Perfect fencing what a contradiction in terms
Get real people!
These companies that link us up with these supposed legit contractors should be held accountable !!!
They're the ones that let these lying crooks get through to rip off legitimate people. ...
Terrible service! I've be scammed
Perfect fencing contacted me via an online ad. He came and measured my fence to which I had provided him a half deposit on that same day $1700. He then told me the fence would be ready in 2 weeks, he then said there was an error with the color of the post which took another week. He didn't show for another several weeks to which he then arrived at put up 5 uneven posts. He then said he had family issues and a cold and has promised me a refund or the materials. I gave him the benefit of the doubt as we are all human. He then said he will do the...fence and made several promises to no avail, i paid my deposit in aug and now we are in October, no sign of contact from perfect fencing, and not responding to my calls. I am now seeking legal action against this company. Stay away from Perfect Fencing pty ltd.
Questions & Answers
Did any of the people who complained about Ray get all their money back? Is it even worth while to go to VCAT?
as far as I'm aware no one did. I'd been in contact with one or two of his victims since my original post..
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