We all talk of price corrections and are content and feel happy when the rates stoop down, has any one gone into the ethics and the way builders operate, there is every possibility that builders may be pushed into compromising on quality, probably the building will not last too long and start developing cracks.there have been instances where structural failures have occured and buildings have collapsed due to cost cutting and poor design, SO ARE WE COMPROMISING ON QUALITY???
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  • always quality of construction is compromised,its nothing to do with price rice or coming down
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  • Originally Posted by vijai5
    always quality of construction is compromised,its nothing to do with price rice or coming down



    Dear friend,

    Most builders will compromise on the quality. of materials, construction & labour. One just cannot dispute the hard fact that if the prices are to be reduced, as the builders still will have to make some margin, this can be ensured only wth cost cutting which ultimately will reflect on the quality. Price compromise is mostly based on the quality compromises.

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  • Originally Posted by kkkumar
    We all talk of price corrections and are content and feel happy when the rates stoop down, has any one gone into the ethics and the way builders operate, there is every possibility that builders may be pushed into compromising on quality, probably the building will not last too long and start developing cracks.there have been instances where structural failures have occured and buildings have collapsed due to cost cutting and poor design, SO ARE WE COMPROMISING ON QUALITY???

    Builder will choose to use cheaper alternatives in specifications,provide less amenities and use different construction methodology.

    Structural failures and cracks are mainly due to poor plumbing and masonry.

    Many builders are outsourcing the construction to other companies without proper monitoring and quality control.

    To circumvent such issues, Its better to look for good bargains in ready to occupy and near completion projects from reputed small/medium sized builders who have their own engineer/architect to take care of construction.

    Link to an article which talks about some of the measures builders are taking

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  • Dear friend,

    I agree with your view point to look for ready to occupy or getting fast ready flats from some decent medium/small builders who employ their own supervisory staff during the construction stages.

    ks2071746
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  • If you are concerned on quality, buy the plot and build your own house
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  • Dear Mr lovebird, not every one has the big money to buy a plot and live in a city house, hence the very concept of flats, and to complain about and ensure TQM from the buyer is the right a buyer has, hence there is nothing to brood over it.Better to complain and be voiciferous than accept and be ignorent and shake the head to all what the builder says about his quality. there are several people out there who do not know What hollow block or what RCC means'
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  • Dear friend,

    Most people may know what is RCC or hollow blocks. But most may not appreciate the difference between hollow blocks, ash bricks and the real bricks ( chengal- what we mean). There are some who feel that brick in case of no load use, anything is OK, irrespective of whether it is hollow brick or ash brick etc. Apart from the materials used as also the proportion of the constituents in the mix, the quality of construction and the curing time required are also important. Even for the internal no load bearing, simply partition walls, people generally prefer higher thickness and may not prefer like 3 inches etc. Does higher thickness for the partition walls mean a lower carpet area, which is the real usable area?

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    • Like KS suggested in one of the posts, it is better to go for ready-to-occupy flats then go for pre-launch offers or underconstruction flats.
      Better visit the place, take a friend or relative (who knows about constuction, real estate etc) and evaluate the quality of building, flat, location etc.
      Evaluate if price is reasonable.
      Avoid brokers
      Currently apartment sales have slowed down drastically. Lot of quality ready-to-occupy flats are lying unsold without buyers. Sales may take long time to recover.

      We can also find a number of quality resale (less then 3 year old )flats in good locations slowly appearing in the market for resale.

      So it's a buyers market finally. Best of Luck in your research.

      Regards,Currently apartment sales have slowed down drastically. Lot of quality ready-to-occupy flats are lying unsold without buyers. Sales may take long time to recover.

      We can also find a number of quality resale (less then 3 year old )flats in good locations slowly appearing in the market for resale.

      So it's a buyers market finally. Best of Luck in your research.

      Regards,Currently apartment sales have slowed down drastically. Lot of quality ready-to-occupy flats are lying unsold without buyers. Sales may take long time to recover.

      We can also find a number of quality resale (less then 3 year old )flats in good locations slowly appearing in the market for resale.

      So it's a buyers market finally. Best of Luck in your research.

      Regards,Currently apartment sales have slowed down drastically. Lot of quality ready-to-occupy flats are lying unsold without buyers. Sales may take long time to recover.

      We can also find a number of quality resale (less then 3 year old )flats in good locations slowly appearing in the market for resale.

      So it's a buyers market finally. Best of Luck in your research.

      Regards,Currently apartment sales have slowed down drastically. Lot of quality ready-to-occupy flats are lying unsold without buyers. Sales may take long time to recover.

      We can also find a number of quality resale (less then 3 year old )flats in good locations slowly appearing in the market for resale.

      So it's a buyers market finally. Best of Luck in your research.

      Regards,Currently apartment sales have slowed down drastically. Lot of quality ready-to-occupy flats are lying unsold without buyers. Sales may take long time to recover.

      We can also find a number of quality resale (less then 3 year old )flats in good locations slowly appearing in the market for resale.

      So it's a buyers market finally. Best of Luck in your research.

      Regards,Currently apartment sales have slowed down drastically. Lot of quality ready-to-occupy flats are lying unsold without buyers. Sales may take long time to recover.

      We can also find a number of quality resale (less then 3 year old )flats in good locations slowly appearing in the market for resale.

      So it's a buyers market finally. Best of Luck in your research.

      Regards,
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  • Originally Posted by lovebird
    If you are concerned on quality, buy the plot and build your own house


    Dont automatically mean that if u engage a contractor the quality will be to the mark. What all know about various products and its cost. Even for attending a plumbing work contract rate is fixed. U cannt supply quality men and material for doing the job. If so u r also a quality builder and u will also fall with in the comment.
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  • Originally Posted by lovebird
    If you are concerned on quality, buy the plot and build your own house

    Now you know the worth of Land eh? Not bad, your brain is trying to grow Lovebird.
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