Having done some property renovation and recently moved in to a fresh property (not new) with the usual list of faults not spotted by a "surveyor" (what a joke that profession is). I thought I would comment on some of the dreadful reports elsewhere in the forum. Why is it that time and again we see/hear of workmanship which is obviously faulty and has to be rectified often at a much later date. It seems to me that quite a few so called professionals are not professional at all in the true meaning of that word. Just to be clear, as was explained to me in those far off days when I began my professional training, a professional is a person who loves to get the job done right irrespective of how long it takes or what money is involved. I give just two rectifications at my now not quite so new house which were done by so called professionals but which I have had to rectify by way of example:- 1. The double glazed patio door was not closing properly - I could see daylight through the seals at the bottom. I dissembled the hinges, greased the adjusting cams and rotated them into the correct position. This door would have been fitted by a "professional" in the first place who could not be bothered to do the job properly! 2. In the smallest bedroom an addittional socket had been installed which I was slightly suspicious of. I removed the cover plate to discover that a) it was not in the ring and b) it was running off the upstairs lighting circuit! How on earth so called professionals can do these things is beyond me but it keeps happening, is there no honesty and professionalism left in the construction trades?