admin | June 28, 2016 at 4:57 am
The shortage of trades people could be one of the reasons people are reporting increasing amounts of shoddy workmanship.
Arguably, the quality of workmanship is being compromised because contractors are rushing work in order to get to the next job. While it is normal for builders and subcontractors to be involved on more than one job at the same time, if they are overcommitted they risk compromising quality in the rush to get things done quickly.
The problem seems to be made worse by a lack of qualified trades people, meaning builders are having to hire less skilled staff.
If you think the workmanship on your job is substandard, you could hire a building consultant to do an independent check.