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This won't be the worst part about a new build property built in the last 10 years, trust me :LOL:
 
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The house is a Barratts house
Built in 2006, I've owned since 2010.

So far the shower tiling has failed, and on repairing I discovered some studs don't reach the horizontal timber at the top.

All the window seals and hinges are defective - and cannot be claimed on the usual 10 year warranty as Speedframe went bust. NHBC did not cover windows until recently, so I cannot claim via them either.

The doors do not fit the frames properly - you can fit a biro pen under the back one, and the front one doesn't even reach the threshold seal when it's closed. It is 13mm away from the part of the frame a door closes on (I don't know the technical term)

The longer I'm in the house, the more I discover how many corners and hash jobs have been done.

I bought a reasonably new house thinking there would be nothing wrong with it. Pretty obvious - if it can't be seen - it's not important.
 
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I personally would never buy anything from the big developers, but on the plus side, there is going to be a massive boom in the trade sector when these things reach 15-20 years old. I know of houses in my immediate area that are just shy of 12 years, being gutted and having reinforcement footings poured in, shocking really.
 
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This is a minor fault compared to the gas related problems I had to resolve for a neighbour who's house was 7 years old.

I don't need to tell you how far they got with legal channels.

That part of the estate predominantly have Keston boilers and I am getting a few calls a week now with people needing replacements before Christmas.

You're preaching to the converted here.
 

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