At a time when we are all being told that UK PLC is not building enough new homes, the news that Bovis has had to spend a substantial sum on repairing 'new' homes is not good. It is certainly not good for Bovis and, I would suggest, it is not good for the construction industry either.

The rush to complete new homes so that plots can be 'sold' increases as the year end approaches. Unfortunately, quality can suffer too which leads (as seems to be case here) to unhappy homeowners and substantial costs being incurred.