The construction mistakes to look out for when building your new house

Problems And Mistakes With Building New House

Building a new home can be one of the most emotional times of your life and also one of the most rewarding. The last thing you want to do when investing so much time, money and effort into house construction is make mistakes that could have easily been avoided.

The best way to avoid these house construction mistakes is to choose a reputable builder and we know that we are the best home construction company on the Gold Coast. Mistakes won’t happen when you choose to build with CMR.

Our attention to detail, exceptional project management skills and decades of experience in the home construction industry, are among some of the reasons why we are consistently chosen to build people’s dream homes and get incredible results. 

Common defects in building construction 

Structural defects are faults within the construction of a building that mean it does not perform how it is supposed to. These can either be minor or major.

Minor defects are inconsistencies that stop your home from being perfect… Something we are absolutely not about!

Common defects in building and home construction can include blemishes, thin cracks, small wall dents, and uneven finishes.

Some construction defects can appear and cause problems after your house construction is complete. Things like unusually fast corrosion and deterioration can happen if your custom builder is not using quality products, tools and equipment and their techniques and education is sub par.

Your home builder should know the importance of carrying all the documentation that enables them to remain in compliance with their new home construction projects.

CMR Constructions are fully covered and we have obtained all licenses, warranties, insurance, and certifications necessary to work with you on your new Gold Coast home.

What is a major structural defect?

Major structural defects are faults that make the building or home unsafe if not rectified immediately. A lot of the time it could mean your home has the potential to collapse and the load bearing components of your house have been compromised.

The most common major structural defects are cracks and damage in the foundations, floors or walls of a home. 

A big one to look out for is gaps where the walls should join the floor, ceiling or another wall, either inside or outside of your house. These gaps can be commonly found where balconies join the outside of your new home.

Warped or droopy ceilings are usually signs of water leaks in your roof and can be a problem when your home builder cuts corners with your guttering and roofing.

Sagging or uneven floors is also a major structural defect and can be a problem with new build homes.

This is caused by faulty foundations which are affected by the ground moving and upsets your house’s whole structure. This is the most common source of major problems in new home construction.

We never cut corners and don’t compromise on the quality of materials or workmanship. We have worked with the same tradespeople for the last 25 years who bring their unparalleled expertise and reliability to your job.

Here at CMR you will always deal directly with the same builder who is working hands on with your project and who also brings decades of experience. 

You can trust us to get your new home built within budget, on time, and deliver every detail of your vision.

Things to consider when building a house 

The number one thing to consider when building a house is who you choose as your custom home builder. The relationship between you and your builder is one that needs to be built on trust, communication and proven results. 

Also consider things like your lifestyle and the future of your family. Some common mistakes for first home builders include not maximising the use of your block of land and not factoring in any earthworks that may need to be carried out in order to level your land. 

We are happy to give advice on what you could and would need to do to your block of land, even before you have purchased it! We want you to have the perfect home and not make any mistakes before going ahead with your big investment.

We will guide you through our process from start to finish, including everything you need to customise the interior and exterior of your new dream home.

We do all of this planning with you before you have even signed a contract with us and don’t charge a cent. We believe in giving you quality and treat every new build home as if it is our own.

Get in touch today for a free consultation by filling out our Project Enquiry Form, or phone us on 07 5527 3333 or 0411 320 024 and have a chat with the best custom home builder on the Gold Coast.

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CMR Constructions
Combining creativity and functionality, CMR designs and builds high-end luxury homes for clients in the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas. From beach houses and new builds to renovations, extensions, and more, CMR is the team that will turn your concept into reality. We utilise our knowledge of design and architectural principles, our 3D-rendering technology, and the ideas of our customers to create unique and definitive builds.

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