Quality is defined as being of a high standard, and in the building game, this is the determining factor between a proficient and a non-proficient builder. When choosing a builder, it goes without saying that quality is the main area of concern for many clients.
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” ~William A. Foster
What Is Quality In Construction?
When discussing quality in the field of constructions of course we would like our new home to look professionally built, but there is more than what meets the eye. When classifying a project as built to a high standard, this also considers the safety elements of the structure, materials used and the standard of the workmanship.
Let’s look at the facts:
A study by Giffith and Deakin University (2019) has dissected the statistics of building defects in Australia:
- 32% in the early stages of development including the design phase
- 45% originated on site
- 20% related to materials and machines
The study continues to highlight that though human error does play a part in defects such as poor workmanship, poor supervision and lack of skill and experience, there are many other contributing factors. Such factors include:
- Organisational issues
- Time pressures
- Cost pressures
- Lack of project management
So what are some of the common defects that can occur when quality is absent?
“A defect is deemed to occur when a component has a shortcoming and no longer fulfils its intended function.” – Jim Georgiou
- Cracked roof tiles and blocked gutters causing flooding and moisture problems
- Timber rot causing loss of strength to the structure
- Internal and external cracking due to movement in the earth
- Drainage and leaks causing moisture problems and water damage
- Rising damp causing paint peeling, damp smell and staining on walls
Just to name a few!
Building a new home is a big decision and it is important to feel reassured that it will be built to a high standard.
So what do ATN CONSTRUCTIONS do differently to ensure the quality of your new home?
As stated in an interview with Thomas Nuzzo the director of ATN CONSTRUCTIONS, “A builder needs to know that the work is done correctly and to Australian standards.”
By not using the best materials and taking shortcuts in the building process, Tom continues to state that these can have long term effects and can cost the client money in the long run. “Shortcuts are prevented by using reputable and proven trades that are well supervised and follow our detailed scope of works.”
“It is important that the builder selected cares about the job and the end result.”
The team at ATN do not work to build houses, but rather they strive to create dream homes built to last.
Leave your dream home in the hands of a proficient building company that can guarantee top quality results.
Hear more from ATN CONSTRUCTIONS director Thomas Nuzzo by downloading our ‘5 Common Client Fears When choosing A Builder, And How To Avoid Them? – Solutions Guide’