Couple claim their £450k new build home 'has 250 faults' – Yahoo News UK

A couple who moved into a newly built £450,000 home in June claim they have found hundreds of faults including collapsing walls, broken doors and faulty electrics.
Nadia and Damian Jaworska have compiled a 250-item ‘snag list’ for their four-bedroom David Wilson Homes property on the luxury Wendel View development in Wellinborough, Northamptonshire.
Their list includes chips in every window, 'wonky' radiators and what they considered to be bad workmanship.
Mrs Jaworska said despite repeatedly calling the house builder, the problems have not been resolved after five months.
The 50-year-old, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, said: “We moved into the property because we wanted more space and we considered it our forever home.
“When we walked through the door, it looked like we had moved into an old house that needed doing up.
“My first reaction was to break down in tears. I just cried and got very upset. Since then I’ve had many sleepless nights and my health has deteriorated.
“It's just been a very emotional and exhausting experience, especially as I am currently on chemotherapy and all this stress is not helping.
“We have not been able to fully unpack and are only using one out of the four bedrooms upstairs as there's outstanding work to be done still."
The pharmaceutical consultant added: "After we moved into the property, we left feedback about the snags and how unhappy we were.
“We counted more than 250 problems with the house. Everywhere you looked there was a problem from the wonky radiators, to bulging walls to badly fitted electrics. The snag list just went on and on.
"There were saw marks on the stair bannisters, the spot lights were bulging from the ceilings and there were gaps and holes around the fittings.
“We’ve had to let a lot of things go.
“I’m very exhausted and this stress is not helping my cancer or chemotherapy at all.”
One of the main issues the couple say they found was that one of the exterior walls on the property was uneven and needed to be knocked down and rebuilt.
Since moving in, the couple have had walls re-plastered, bathroom furniture and the front door replaced, and the garden resurfaced.
The couple say they cannot use their front door because the lock is faulty and the wrong seal was used around the frame.
Mr Jaworska, 35, who also works in pharmaceuticals, said: “We paid around £30,000 in extras for this house, which included having an expensive kitchen fitted. We upgraded all the kitchen cabinets but they have not been installed straight so they are all wonky.
“The carpets were so dusty when we moved in they gave Nadia an asthma attack for the first two days we lived here.”
The couple now fear the issues will not be resolved in time for winter, and say they are "embarrassed" to invite guests into their new home.
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A spokesman for David Wilson Homes South Midlands said: “We are sorry that a customer at our Wendel View development has raised issues with her home, especially after receiving excellent feedback from other residents.
“As a five-star housebuilder customer satisfaction is an absolute priority for us and we are working closely with the customer to resolve the issues, including addressing any defects in the kitchen and replacing the carpets.
“We will remain in regular contact with them to discuss any outstanding issues.”
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