Many buyers believe it is best to go for a new build as it will be far less troublesome than buying from someone else. However, it’s important to understand that there are many things that can present problems with new build houses. A YouGov survey on behalf of Shelter found that 51% of new build buyers in England experienced major problems like construction issues, faults with utilities and unfinished fittings. These problems lead to new owners having to go back to the builder, leading to delays and even extra expenses that were not planned for. Here are some common problems with new build houses.
1. Construction Issues
If there are any structural issues with a property associated with poorly executed construction, this can cause significant problems for owners. Similarly, if you buy a new build before construction is complete, and there are delays in the construction process, this could cause major issues for you.
2. Unfinished Fittings
One of the most common new build house problems is incomplete fittings. This is a frustrating issue that can hamper the process of moving in and means going through the hassle of arranging with the builder to come and complete the work. It can even lead to additional expenses, particularly if you need the work done quickly.
3. Faults With Utilities
If the electrics, gas or water are not absolutely faultless in your new build, you have encountered another of the common problems. This type of issue will require the work of an electrician, plumber or gas safe engineer to come in and do the work, and it won’t always happen quickly. Many people will call in a tradesman privately and pay out of their own pocket.
Other common problems include:
- Misrepresentation of the property area, including the use of land around the property.
- Inadequate quality of finish upon moving in.
- Absence of customer care after moving in.
- Lack of rights to damages/compensation, even if the property has major problems.
How To Avoid These Issues
Simply put, the way to avoid these issues is to work with a quality construction firm for a new build. At BDS Construction, we work with you throughout the process to ensure everything is handled with due care and professionalism. Second-rate companies do second-rate work, and it is when people cut corners to lower prices that new builds are not completed to a high standard. We aim to do every part of the job properly and offer you the best rates available for everything. If you would like to book a consultation or discuss anything with us, and are in Derby or its surrounding areas, call today on 01332 830313.