Recent content by Dez

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    Boundary Fencing

    It will not last long and individual owners doing their own thing will make the whole fence run look misc sub standard cosmetic layout. Not the most effective to retain domestic animals in or from outside. Would have been nice if owners had been shared the visition as part of their...
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    Charles Church Kitchen Suppliers

    Very basic kitchen kit not particularly robust and the finish is very poor quality and prone to damage and wear. The larger houses meant to accommodate larger families have little storage cupboard and had to purchase more for the Utility area as like most new builds there is no storage built...
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    Poor soundproofing in detached "Wells"

    Welcome to the world of new builds, where the occupants know each others health by the sound of their bodily functions! There are sound proofing compressed rockwool with reasonable soundproofing that could have been used beween joists but it is expensive and not their problem only on party...
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    What is behind your Plasterboard?

    Sounds like a nice little earner for the contractor cutting corners, the contractors own site foreman turning a blind eye to sloppy skimping work, confirms lack of competent overall site management not doing drop in audits and lastly depending upon the insurer bad overviewing by NHBC or the like...
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    Poor communication from Persimmon - what should we do?

    It's bonus time when completed contracts makes the difference between bosses getting a b and b in Margate or a tax haven holiday in the tropics. They will move heaven and earth to push sales into certain sales periods to make cosy reading for some suit at Persimmons towers or shareholders...
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    Ceiling leak new build

    Totally agree with failing toilet flush valves especially the newer variety which has a wired button on top or side. Worse if you live in high chalk area, without water softener, the plastic flush seals cake up very quickly and water bypass happens. Also sticking of the flush cable very...
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    Bath Sealant

    Yup certainly raise with the builders for a complete reseal and get double check that the bath floor fixings are fully deployed, correct and firm to prevent the bath unit flexing when someone gets in thus destroying the mastic grip. Most decent "quality" mastics have a very long life and...
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    Ceiling leak new build

    Yeah very common especially when it comes to bonus time and houses need to be sold quickly to meet targets. Very little supervision these days either from the contractors own management and foremen and even less from the Builders. Had several leaks but most are from very poor double...
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    Insulating Loft Soundproofing

    There are insulation batts which are highly compressed insulations which do assist reduction in sound travel. A little heavier than the normal rock wall and more expensive and being compressed to not take up the loft or ceiling volume. I did use acoustic layers in addition which is heavy to...
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    Help...Bovis has changed the plans of our house!

    Have they given any reasons for this change ie was it planning requirement or their own economic decision. Has there been any change in the pricing as a result of any economic savings they have made from their decision or maybe compensation for not delivering what you agreed to pay for...
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    Miller Won't Issue Any Plans To Homeowners

    Yes Persimmons are no different coming up with useless excuses about confidential and copyrights etc its more about just how small your prospective rabbit hutch size is and how much baggage one has to shed getting into the doll houses. Key drainage and utility plans should all be issued and...
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    Persimmon Snag List

    Do you think the LABC Insurance will be cheaper for you or the Builder? From the comments it would appear the Builder will get an easier PR ride and have less visibility from adverse feedback. Insurers will have much more interest in the major structural issues than the small petty customer...
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    First time buyer, unaware new builds could be so dodgy!

    Nothing new there its like dealing with sharks.....you will also have to pay for the grass laying usually on really crap clay diggings not nice top soil. They really should have told you about the flooring and grass which is one of the reasons they come over as reasonably priced. Watch...
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    First time buyer, unaware new builds could be so dodgy!

    Site manager was aware of my negative NHBC survey response to my new build so openly stated they would not be seeking our response to their own site survey as they knew my response would be negative and did not want to skew their site results. What a shower of losers they are to not wanting...
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    Persimmon Snag List

    Very interesting that Persimmons are using LABC not NHBC not sure if this is a sharing situation or if they have moved their insurer. If it mirrors their build and contractor quality its because they must have quoted cheaper. I have just started using the NHBC complaints system as still...
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