Monday, November 26, 2007

500 Western Cape builders suspended

By Henry Booysen
26 November 2007

The National Home Builders' Registration Council has suspended 500 builders in the Western Cape after they refused to fix structural defects this year.

The suspension follows after thousands of poor quality houses are continued to be built. It is believed to be done by inexperienced building contractors whose poor work costs a fortune to repair.

Residents from the Blue Downs area in the Northern Suburbs have complained about cracked walls, uneven flooring and their homes cornice collapsing. A cornice is the ornamental moulding around a room, just under the ceiling.

Developers say that the houses problems could be because it’s built near the R300.

Blue Downs resident Verna Jantjies says that her house is falling apart, and the price of fixing the property is very expensive.

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