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    Render Crack

    Hi, I have recently brought a new build and the house builder (linden homes) told me from day one there was a crack. It’s the length of the building horizontally. They have filled it in as per the photo. I am concerned with what could have caused it?? The current solution being proposed is to...
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    Unresponsive developer - creaking ceiling, incomplete snagging... please help

    Hi everyone, I am desperately hoping someone can please help. I completed on my first home in April this year, a dream that I worked very hard toward for a long time. I understood with new builds there would be snagging and did not expect premium workmanship at all but figured any glaring...
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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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    New Build Apartment Noise Problem

    We have just moved in to a new build duplex apartment. Our new neighbours moved in a week after us, and the noise began. We can hear every footstep and bang, and worst of all can hear them use the toilet and then the flush, as their toilet is on our wall. It isn't there fault, its just normal...
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    New Build Mould Problems

    Good afternoon everyone, I hope I'm posting in the right place here, I'm in desperate need of advice / reassurance. I'll keep this brief... myself and my girlfriend bought a new build (was a shop but was converted into a 2 bedroom ground floor flat) in March last year... the sellers were also...
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    Help to Buy Authority to Exchange Delays

    Hi there my Authority to Exchange from help to buy was due 3rd January 2020 but still has not been approved as at today 3rd February 2020. I've been told this is due to their offices moving. Is anyone else experiencing similar delays? What timeframe have others been approved in?
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    Snagging help required

    Morning all, I have a quick query and I wonder i someone could share their knowledge to help me in my next steps. We are first time buyers and due to exchange shortly in the coming weeks. Been and looked at the house a number of times and noticed the roof tiles to have various different...
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    Snagging App

    Hi everyone, I was hoping to see if any members would be willing to provide some initial feedback on an app that I’ve been working on. It’s not yet fully released but I’m trying to see if people would be interested in the idea as I think it could be extremely helpful to New Build Homeowners...
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    Charles Church new build leasehold house - buying freehold after 2 years

    DISCLAIMER: I'm fully aware of Charles Church's (Persimmon) reputation surrounding build quality and aftercare as well as the pitfalls of leasehold houses, so please only comment specifically on my questions. I'm currently interested in a new build house despite the fact that it's from...
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    Exterior Brickwork on Barratt New Build

    Hi, Moved into a Barratt new build in November 2016. Over the past few months have been dealing with the site team re the brickwork in this build as I can see that, facing the building, there is a slope from the mid point to the end of the house where the garage is. They've advised this is...
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    New build compensation

    Hi all, I'm new to this but in need of help ☹️ We bought a new build which completed on 39th June 2017. We visited 2 days before completion & it was a complete mess still a building site which really concerned us, we were told not to worry & it always looks like this in the last couple of...
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    Persimmons Heathfield Muirhead - I need some info please.

    Hi, I've reserved a plot in Heathfield, Muirhead (Scotland) and wondered if anyone else has bought or reserved one nearby? We've been given an estimated completion date between Dec and Feb, but within 3 days of reserving it moved up to the end of March. My wife goes on Maternity leave in...
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    Sound Proofing - New Build Flat

    Hi all, I have recently just moved into a recently constructed new build flat by Persimmon (build completed end of March and we are first occupants). The wider site is not yet complete and builders are still on site. Everything was fine for the first couple of days, but my upstairs neighbours...
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    New Build Flat - Knotweed on Adjacent land owned by National Rail

    Hi, Im purchasing a new build flat - I have just found out that there is Japanese knotweed on the adjacent land which is owned by National Rail. It is 8.6 metres away. National rail have a treatment plan in place wherby it is treated every year until eradicated, and I have a confirmation...
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    Garden advice - New build in London

    Hello All, Couple of weeks ago, I reserved a mid terrace new build and it has just been handed to the sales agent to fit the carpets/flooring. I was lucky to have a unofficial look at the property. There were loads of snags as expected as it isn't finished but what concerns me is the...
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    New Build Exchange Delay Drama (help to buy)

    I'm in the process of buying an off plan property which I reserved back in October 2016. The estimated completion date was February/March. Through a financial advisor I applied for a HBT equity loan and a mortgage which were both approved. The mortgage had an expiry date of the 20th May so...
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    1:11 Graden Gradient

    Firstly, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone on this site. I've only just signed up, but this forum has already helped answer so many of our questions when buying our first home. We're currently looking at buying a new home, which we've reserved. We've been through the site plans...
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    New Persimmon Home in Ingleby Barwick

    Hi all, It is really scary to read all the comments/reviews about Persimmon homes, but they still seem to be building homes left, right & centre and people are buying them like hot cakes. I mean take the location which I am interested in for instance, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees ...
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    Taylor Wimpey New Build - Ethernet Cabling

    I have bought a new build Taylor Wimpey home, which is due for completion early next year. At this time, it is only a timber frame, awaiting the roof and windows to be installed. I requested Taylor Wimpey to install Ethernet cable throughout the house, as I want to have as much off of the...
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    Buying advice for new Taylor Wimpey home

    Hi, Myself and my girlfriend have been looking for a new home for around 1 year - both at new builds and pre-owned. For the past month we have started to speed up the search and have taken a closer look at new builds. Having looked at many builders and sites, we have found a taylor wimpey...
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