A group of Plymouth residents are petitioning for action to be taken over mould and red marks plaguing the outside of their homes, which were built just a few years ago. Dozens of properties built in 2012 and 2012 in a regenerated area of North Prospect are said to be affected by the problem. Residents living on Yellowmead Road, Sharpitor Close, Kestor Close, Laural Road and North Prospect Road say they are at their wits end, because their homes are already disintegrating and nobody is willing to help them. Retired shop manager Jean Martin, who lives on Yellowmead Road, said the developer which built the houses, Barratt Homes, told her that her property is no longer under warranty. The 73-year-old said solving the issue would cost each home owner in the region of £3,000. "We’ve got red streaks coming through the outside paintwork and black blotches appearing through the outside paintwork," Mrs Martin said. "In addition, rendering breaking up around the windows. … [Read more...] about Angry residents want their mouldy new homes to be sorted out
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0 Have your say The owner of a newly built house in Peterborough wants to give it back to the developers after claiming there are a number of flaws. Michael Duncan moved into his two bedroom home in Hampton Gardens on Christmas Eve but immediately started noticing problems. The most striking issue is an uneven upstairs floor which is constantly creaking. Mr Duncan said he has had to relocate his bookcase and shelves downstairs because they moved every time he moved his chair.Mr Duncan (37) also claimed that there are large gaps at the back of the toilets which let in a lot of air, the first time he used his shower in his bath the bank sunk, and the brickwork is of very poor standard, among other issues.Mr Duncan even employed a structural engineer to inspect the property which cost him approximately £190,000 to buy, including fees.He said: “I was overjoyed as it was my first house. But it is not fit for purpose - it’s a nightmare. I want to … [Read more...] about Angry owner of ‘flawed’ new home in Peterborough wants to hand it back to developers Persimmon
The number of new-build homes being registered in the UK fell in 2018, industry figures show. Across the UK, developers registered 159,617 new homes with the National House Building Council (NHBC) over the year, a 0.5 per cent decrease compared with 2017, the NHBC said.In the North East, 6,379 new homes were registered - 3 per cent down on 2017, but still better than five other regions.The NHBC's figures are taken from builders who are responsible for around 80 per cent of homes constructed in the UK.Builders are required to register a house with the NHBC, a warranty and insurance provider, before starting work, which means its figures represent homes to be built in the months ahead.The NHBC said home registrations in the private sector were down by 1 per cent in 2018 compared with 2017, while those in the affordable sector remained broadly similar to the previous year.Nearly a third (31 per cent) of new-build registrations in 2018 were for detached homes, 27 per cent were for … [Read more...] about Fewer new homes built in North East due to extreme weather and political uncertainty
The number of new-build homes being registered fell was down 0.5% in 2018 compared to the year before, industry figures show. Across the UK, developers 159,617 new homes were registered with the National House Building Council over the year, a 0.5% decrease compared with 2017. The NHBC said the figures show the "resilience of the UK house building industry", despite extreme weather conditions and political and economic uncertainties. Kate Henderson, chief executive of the National Housing Federation said: “Given the current economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, unfortunately it’s not a surprise that the number of new homes started last year has stayed the same. "It is worrying though, because the country is in the midst of a chronic housing crisis and these figures show we are building nowhere near enough." NHBC's registration figures are taken from builders responsible for around 80% of homes constructed in the UK. Builders are required to register a house with the NHBC, … [Read more...] about Worrying drop in new homes built despite ‘chronic housing crisis’
PUBLISHED: 13:08 07 January 2019 | UPDATED: 13:19 07 January 2019 Emily Cotton Everything you need to know about buying a new build property as your first or second home PICTURE: Cripps Developments Archant Cripps Developments explains why buying a new build property is a good investment. Everything you need to know about buying a new build property as your first or second home PICTURE: Cripps DevelopmentsBuying a house is a big investment, therefore it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting for your money and whether it is right for you. Purchasing a new build property, and being its first owner, has many benefits and with the possibility of being able to buy the house exactly how you would like it with many appliances included, it is definitely an option to consider.Claire Richards at Cripps Developments explains all you need to know about new build properties; from why you should choose one over an older home to what to expect … [Read more...] about What are the benefits of buying a new build property?