This is the question many people ask when looking for a new property. Sometimes it’s about saving a few dollars when financially strained, other times a last-minute decision to purchase, means time restrictions are placed on obtaining an inspection, and a decision is made not to proceed.
As all fairy tales tell us and to what it seems there are just as many fairy tales around some building materials, for their ability to perform miracles in service, take concrete for example, a product which was invented over 2000 years ago and is the go to product of choice for home owners, builders and architects today used primarily because of it’s almost unlimited durability and versatility, from Driveways, walls, floor slabs, roof’s and ‘new’ bench tops and polished floors?
Confusion exists in the building industry over various responsibilities of different trades. In particular relating to what is generally referred to as a pre-paint patching, which if you’re not familiar with the expression is the task of repairing all manner of dints, scrapes, holes, knocks and sometimes entire previously lined walls with new ‘Gyprock or Plasterboard’ by the plasterer or sometimes painter to bring a new home or new renovation’s internal walls and ceilings back to an acceptable standard prior to receiving paint.
In today’s highly competitive environment, costs have a major impact on a builder’s viability. It is common to focus on the visual and presentation aspects of a house, while overlooking unseen areas for the sake of economy.
We are aware that many new home buyers on restricted budgets demand value for money and look for cost savings wherever possible. In trying to satisfy this market, it is not uncommon for the appearance of a house to take precedence over the structural components.