new build

  1. E

    Damp or normal?

    So my new build house (UK) is 8/9 months old but I've noticed what may be damp on the lower courses of brickwork above the DPM (front of property). As far as I can tell from some exposed DPM near the front door, it appears runs flush with the top of the air brick yet the 'possible damp' can be...
  2. H

    Snap/clap noise in kitchen/living room ceiling 2nd floor flat

    Could someone please help me identify this noise? After I bought a second floor new build flat from Bewley Homes UK in 2022, there has intermittently been a snapping/clapping sound. The noise happens all year round. We have done the basic tests i.e run taps etc. It has been really hard to pin...
  3. DIYHelpplz

    New Build - Damp/Leak (under shower) (Ed.)

    Sorry double posting this as put in the wrong group initially so admins please feel free to shift where most appropriate. Hi We've been in a new build for 2 Years 3 months, within warranty time we've had them out for mould and condensation issues in the main bedroom, and damp patches in the...
  4. Arwyn82

    Any recourse new build issue

    I’ve a new build bellway home. Now out of initial warranty. One of the issues we had “fixed” was one of the partition walls literally moved and wasn’t fixed down. This apparently was rectified- yes the wall no longer moved. Roll on to now and I’m removing the carpet in the room and find that...
  5. A

    Buying a house with subsidence caused by next-door new build and negligence. Worth it?

    Hi all, it’s an interesting one I hope. House in London in a very good neighbourhood and street avg c£1m came to the market. I'm not a builder, just a family looking to upscale because of kids. Problem in my neighbourhood are the houses that shoot up in values over the last few years. This...
  6. A

    Broken Breeze block in loft

    Can anyone recommend on what to do with this? We have lived in the house for almost 2 years now (newly built 2020) Never had reason to go in the loft at all as we cannot use it as storage, but went up this morning and found that one of the blocks on the gable end has half of it missing, not...
  7. S

    New Build What Cable for AV stuff

    Hi all, I could really do with some help please as my mind is going to explode due to an overload of cabling options :eek: I'm still building my house (10 years in! :rolleyes:) and have recently put the first fix cable in for my security cams, my network and my security alarm and I now need...
  8. S

    Cladding membrane

    Hi all, First Post so apologies if this seems an obvious question: Some of my external house cladding has blown off in recent storms. I am going through insurance to get sorted but have noticed that the cladding is held onto wooden battons fixed to the breeze block behind, there is no membrane...
  9. B

    Cracked render

    Hi, we bought a house on a new development 2 years ago, the house was a couple of years old at the time, so is now around 4 years old. A crack has now appeared in the render above the front door. I have approached a company to see if they can repair it but, based on the pictures, they have...
  10. A

    New Build - CSST & Air Valve (Pictures)

    Hello, Looking for a bit of advice before I go to my builder's plumber (still in warranty)... I live in a 2019 new-build property. Detached timber-frame two story house. I have gas central heating with the boiler (Vaillant EcoFIT sustain 830) in a cupboard on the first floor. We have...
  11. M

    Wall cracks in 7 year old barn conversion

    Hi all, I hope you are well. Just looking for anyone's opinion on these cracks. Both cracks have been here since we moved in and after filling they have recently began to open again 18 months on. The first crack is against the join in the wall and runs vertical up the wall between the join. It...
  12. L

    New build shrinkage

    Hi, We purchased a new build around 12 months ago. House is about 18 months old now How long would expect to keep seeing shrinkage? I’ve re caulked out front door 3 times now and it keeps cracking. I’ve used shrink resistant caulks etc
  13. Vchristina1

    cracking screed at edges abutting patio doors

    Hi I apologise if this has been posted many times before but I did try and search for the original advice but couldn’t find it We bought a new build property and the screed is cracking - the builders came, dug it out and relayed it and it crumbled a matter of days later again even in dry...
  14. L

    Straight walls - building regs

    Moved into a new build Issues with a few walls not being straight affecting the appearance of the fitted units and doors hanging from the those units. Is this something we can get into the developer about?
  15. T

    Installing Plywood between Metal C Studs

    I live in a 2018 built house. As such, the internal partition walls are all constructed from Metal Studs (looks to be GypFrame C Studs), which seems to be the "new way" of doing things. I am looking to put a TV up on the living room wall. Having considered all the options (plasterboard...
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    Can't find any planning advice/guidance building new home in garden in very rural area.

    Hi. I live in the East Devon area of outstanding natural beauty in a rural semi detached house which is well outside (1 mile) any village/settlement/built up area. I'm interested in if I could split my relatively large garden and get planning for a new build. I'm struggling to find any advice...
  17. T

    New Build Dual Zone Heating.. help needed!

    Hi, I’ve recently moved into a new build house which has dual zone heating. The problem is the upstairs thermostat controls both the upstairs and downstairs radiators and the downstairs thermostat doesn’t seem to control anything! I’m wondering if something has been wired up wrong... the system...
  18. R

    How to fit venetian blinds in window recess of a new build property?

    Hello all, I've ordered some blinds from Blinds2Go which require selfi-fitting. I live in a new build property and the window frame, to my basic knowledge and basic exploratory skills (drilling a couple of holes) leads me to believe that there is 15mm plasterboard with around a 10mm gap...
  19. R

    Plywood & Plasterboard vs Home Cinema

    Good Afternoon All, My first post here, but first of all I'd like to say there's a huge amount of helpful information on here from you guys! This is my first project in my first house. It's a new-build property and I'm planning on putting a basic cinema system in the lounge. It'll include a...
  20. phykell

    Reinstating Original Building

    Hi, I recently bought a house which has a large garden. The property has a history going back to the 1700s and is within a conservation area (it isn’t listed). Having done some research, I’ve discovered that there was once an ale house/dwelling at the very bottom of the garden and I’m now...