Does your new home have numerous problems and defects?
We all hate it when we buy an item of clothing and get home all excited only to find that the item has a defect. Sometimes we might wear a new pair of shoes once or twice before they fall apart. I'm sure we've all purchased food items from the supermarket only to find when we want to eat the item it's not fit for consumption. It's really annoying. Now imagine paying a builder to renovate an existing home or build a new home, then after paying them tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of dollars for your brand new home you find it's riddled with defects! Yet this poor standard is almost the norm in some jurisdictions. Near us is an apartment building which was completed 8 months ago and the apartment owners have moved in. Yet, for the last 8 months the builder has been continuously on site repairing defects. Some apartments have had severe leaks which have required carpets to be ripped up and replaced, walls to be painted and cupboards redone.
In this article read how a mother of 2 paid 350,000 pounds for a brand new home which has 245 faults
Don't let poor quality building work spoil your dream home
Now of course it doesn't have to be like this. In my new book 'An Introduction to Building and Renovating Houses: Vol 1 Hiring Contractors, Managing Construction and Finishing Your Home' I describe the steps you should take to ensure you have the desired quality in your new home. The book includes a detailed list of what to look for when it comes to defects.
I’m a construction professional, author of several successful construction management books, and a home owner. I’ve made mistakes in construction management, I’ve seen others make mistakes, but importantly I’ve had multiple successful construction projects and I’ve learned from the mistakes. I want to share these lessons and my knowledge with you.
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