Pursuers contracted builders to construct factory.
Builders sub-contracted defendants to lay flooring of
Defendants were negligent and floor cracked.
No threat to health or property.
But House of Lords held by 4:1 that pursuers could
recover from defendants, both:
1. for the cost
of replacing the floor surface, and
consequential economic loss (additional storage costs, lost profits etc)
This case went considerable way to recognising general
right of recovery for pure economic loss.