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    The new home has low hot water flow and pressure

    NHBC Technical Standards 8.1.3 state minimum dynamic pressure of 1.5 bar is available at the stop valve. Minimum flow rate of 20litres per minute. Flow rate and temperature requirements are noted in NHBC Technical Standards section 8.1.5. Table 4. If you have a combi boiler I would say it will...
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    Missives 2 year Supersession Clause

    Builder hasn't dealt with 10No major non compliance with Building Regulation NHBC Technical Standards and associated British Standards. NHBC are looking for damage rather than no compliance/latent defects
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    Missives 2 year Supersession Clause

    Hi All Any Lawyers out there who can advise how to get round 2 year supersession clause in missives? Says court proceedings must be raised inside 2 years based on date of entry. Consumer Protection Act?? (UNFAIR TERM) Relevent date apply?? Unfulfilled obligation not applicable Contract Act
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    Check the title plans; you can digitally scale size and then check. Limitation Act will apply so...

    Check the title plans; you can digitally scale size and then check. Limitation Act will apply so if more than 6years have passed with boundary/fence in place and neighbours have lived peaceably with that arrangement this supersedes what is in the title plans
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    Creaking/Cracking ceilings

    Hi Resilient bars advance the interest of sound attenuation between the upper and lower floors. It is worth checking with Joist Manufacturer to make sure span/spacing is within loading tables; you can get this from them or on website. Most likely issue is fixings....type of fixings is the most...
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    Creaking/Cracking ceilings

    Hi You need to find out what adhesive was used. It is likely board adhesive are not compatible or that the wrong type of adhesive was used.
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    Remedial works in excess of £130k, taking NHBC to court

    Hi Reading this with interest. Raising court action against the housebuilder.....most standard missives contain a supersession clause meaning court proceedings must be raised within 2 years (date of entry). Although you may be able to get round this with consumer protection act unfair terms. I...
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