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    Door Architrave cut around shower base?

    well ...2 things 1 i am sure it had not been planned to be that close and so they have had to bodge it ...and 2 the quality of workmanship is appalling so you could forgive them the design and measuring error if the execution were better in dealing with the issue
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    Home Homes Nightmare Customer Care

    some warranties exclude garages if seperate from house ....but it may be worth checking with them .....given you reported the issue earlier Is the builder still trading small claims court could be an issue , you will need some quotes to quantify your losses
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    Developer refusing to help with snags

    theres no simple answer to this one , and its going to depend on what snags you have identified i take it , its a small builder given they have used checkmate does your checkmate policy ...what are the details of thier cover with regards for snagging , what does your purchase contract say ...
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    Help needed regarding blocked drains please!

    sounds like you got a blockage somewhere ....i had a client last week and the sink was blocked ....it turned out the plumber or some one had sabotaged it and put foam filler in pipe
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    Simpler home buyers survey

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/homebuyers-get-simpler-jargon-free-property-surveys/
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    What do you want the BBC to investigate

    https://www.bbc.com/news/42237562 Click on link
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    Amendments to Contract

    First thing is ..we have so many stories of problems trying to challenge or complain about developers conveyancers There's a conflict of interest if you make a complaint to them Ask them !!! Also I've heard of developers pulling rug if you don't use Thiers or withdraw incentives
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    Wain homes couple sell house with defects on facebook

    Click on link https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/south-molton-facebook-new-build-1995289
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    Latest news on air testing and new houses

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778817322612 An interesting read Airtightness testing is widely undertaken to assess the as-built performance of dwellings, in support of achieving energy and ventilation strategies. Mandatory schemes operate in some countries, such as...
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    Right to manage step by step guide

    http://mandeville-pm.co.uk/a-step-by-step-guide-to-the-right-to-manage-process/
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    still no news on new build ombudsman

    https://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2018/9/ombudsman-calls-for-new-build-homes-to-be-included-in-consumer-redress
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    Property ombudsman calls for new build inclusion

    See latest report https://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2018/9/ombudsman-calls-for-new-build-homes-to-be-included-in-consumer-redress
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    Barratt

    I agree it's worth while seeing what you can get There's going to be some inconvenience and loss of use Then there's the boundary issue ...they cannot just move it unless it's correctly positioned in the first place Worth a call to a specialist construction solicitor Try Geoff at...
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    Nhbc plaster work dabs perimeter thermal sealing and thermal imaging

    In regards to direct bonding of plasterboard to masonry, I've done some digging. BS 8000:8 and manufacturers are clear with regards to the distribution and size of dabs Since this is "hidden" work - not a lot of notice paid on site! Perimeter sealing rarely done etc. etc. Methods of assessing...
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    Bovis homes snagging news

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dream-homes-turn-into-nightmares-hjgqm2l3c?shareToken=57f9456c1cd11e6b9e42fa431796476b Also in the sun today
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    Bovis in the news

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dream-homes-turn-into-nightmares-hjgqm2l3c?shareToken=57f9456c1cd11e6b9e42fa431796476b
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    Latest hbf survey 2016-2017

    https://www.hbf.co.uk/policy/policy-and-wider-work-program/customer-satisfaction-survey-new/latest-results/
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    Developer wants to change Lease and Plans after contracts exchanged?

    Consumer code Ok ...not that it makes any real difference .... If your builder is NHBC registered then he is under the terms of the warranty contract that the 3 parties enter into is obliged to furnish you with a copy of the code at the time of putting down your deposit ....this way you...
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