2010 Persimmon Homes Blog

So what’s the show home all about . . . why show of course

Posted on: August 28, 2009

Thing that keeps me puzzled is the joist and floor problems I find in customer homes from Persimmon Homes or Charles Church, I don’t find in the show homes, yet the show homes have (in my mind) an excess of foot traffic, so one would expect them to show the worst floor issues. However it’s the cutomers homes in which I found the creaky floors, the springy floors with deflection, the unlevel floors, all faults that can be very costly to repair if associated to the original floor joist design and/or installation (as ours appears to be).

So Barrett aside, take the Persimmon Homes or Charles Church Show Home’s presentation, build quality and workmanship with a pinch of salt.

Although one found similar for Charles Church (part of Persimmon Group plc, also trade as Persimmon Homes in UK housing market) as one feels they to use Show Homes (executive homes, NHBC Site Manager Award) to give potential customer one impression of the workmanship and quality of a new build, however we found that quality very different to the actual ‘quality’ of the final home they wanted us to move into.


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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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