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    New build issues with floor - should I get 3rd party advice?

    We have recently bought a new build maisonette and, after moving in some furniture, noticed that some area in the kitchen floor feels excessively bouncy/soft. The issue looks to be related to the installation of an acoustic batten system for soundproofing and we are currently in talks with the...
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    Elan Nightmare

    Bought a house from Elan Homes in November and the experience is not recommended. We were promised access during the various build stages; this was then never followed through and has lead to a significant number of snagging issues. To name one, we requested to see the floors before the...
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    Barratt Home (Maple Park, Essex)

    Hi, I am wondering if anyone else from Maple Park or even Barratt has had serious issues with snagging. I'm not even talking about cosmetical issues (which I have tons off) I'm having serious issues with my floors & Stairs on the 1st and 2nd floor. The problem seems to be under the...
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    Where my floor meets my doors

    Is there anything wrong with this finish to where the floor meets the doors in my house , if so what is the remedy I knew something was wrong when I spotted the badly matched piece of quad on top of the Lino When I pulled it back I spotted the gap Dame gap under carpet at front door...
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    Soundproofing DIY Project

    Hello Folks, I am beginning my insulation against my noisy neighbors, i feel happier that i am doing something about the noise. I have spoke to them many times, but some people are just unreasonable. I am insulating the loft to begin with, this includes mineral wool acoustic insulation...
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    Cold floors

    Hello We have recently bought a new house and the floor in our utility room is very cold. Our house has a attached double garage and the utility room runs along the back of the garage. There is a door from the garage in to the utility room, a door from the utility in to the main house and a...
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    Remedial works in excess of £130k, taking NHBC to court

    We bought our new build home in 2006. The contractors have gone out of business but the developers are still trading. The house had creaky floors, we assumed it was settling and tried to ignore it. By 2014 when doing decorative work we discovered there was something wrong with the...
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    Creaking Floor Upstairs

    Hi, We moved into our house in June 2016 and over the last 3 months we have noticed the upstairs landing and in the bedrooms has become so creaky. Also where I get in and out of bed a crater seems to have appeared in the floor. Can somebody tell me if this can be repaired easily and if...
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    New Build Local Construction Company Cracking Floors

    Hi I have a new build house just over 12 months old, with an issue regarding cracking and noisy floors. The floor boards were originally glued and nailed to the joists and the builder has been recently out and also screwed the boards to the top of joists in addition. What I have noticed is...
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    Damp reading 3 times higher when it rains

    We have recently moved into a new build flat. We live on the top floor and the entire top floor have had damp problem since we moved in. We have started monitoring the moisture level since then. We noticed that the damp reading in our wall is 3 times higher than in a dry day. Does anyone know if...
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    Creaking floors and vibrations

    Hi Anyone specialist could help me please. I moved to a new built house of 5 bedrooms (two floors and ground floor). After 3 months the floors started to creak a lot creating unbearable noise so one can wake up if someone else is walking on the top floor or the floor below. There are also...
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    Finall an MP Stands up for her consituents

    House of Commons Hansard Debates for 20 July 2015 (pt 0004) Maria Miller Mp for Basingstoke has attempted to lift the lid to the new home nightmare which is being faced by many newbuild homeowners. My own terrible situation has been denied and the NHBC said we have to prove. I sent the NHBC...
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    New build floors

    We have been in endless communication since I last posted. I am now utterly traumatised and in total disblief. My 'EXPERLTY CRAFTED LUXURY' newbuild Wainhome has been constructed with no insulation in most of the required walls and a structural wall has not been constructed as structurally...
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    Nail Pops & Sinking Floor

    Hi everyone, I moved into an O'Briens Home 2 weeks ago today. The house was supposed to be ready in April but was constantly pushed back with us only getting a move in date after our lawyers forced them. The first time we entered our house was on the day we got the keys, so we compiled our...
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