2010 Persimmon Homes Blog

Persimmon Homes, Safe For Your Family ?

Posted on: August 28, 2009

With the death of a 4 year old boy in a Persimmon Home (part of Persimmon Group plc, also trades as Charles Church in the UK) the workmanship and quality issues associated with the brand are brought into the spot light yet again.

How long can the government, Office of Fair Trading, NHBC, Trading Standards, etc, allow the consumer to be disadvantaged when buying a new home? Buy a new toaster and you are protected by the sale of goods act and have a guarantee. But buy a new home in the UK from Persimmon Homes or Charles Church etc, and you only get a warranty and no protection from the Sale of Goods Act.

Sadly for this family it is too late to implement change, however the more those at the top delay the more chance another tragedy could occur.

Our house was (and still is, albeit to a slightly lesser degree) dangerous to occupy, with faults reported including; electrical sockets hanging off the wall, electrical faults in gas central heating system (they took about 8 months before they warned us of the dangerous faults contained in the system, and then another 8 months before they bothered to check it and fix it with a wiring change), trip hazzard floor boarding at the top of the stairs etc.

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1 Response to "Persimmon Homes, Safe For Your Family ?"

Amazing the timing of this, with regard the OFT investigation.

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  • Bob: Perhaps the New Home Builders are enjoying the econmic climate a bit TOO MUCH :(
  • M. Farley: Walked around a new Charles Church Show Home last week, and found same issues discussed above, noisy bouncy floors. when will they fix this? From read
  • Debbie Brown: Neat idea! Can't beat something that makes cake easier to eat and carry.
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