A Comparative Study of Defects in Houses Constructed by Registered Builders and Owner Builders

Jim Georgiou, Peter Love, Jim Smith

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Abstract

The lack of attention to quality by house builders in the Victorian Housing Industry has been a contentious issue for more than two decades. In an attempt to improve the quality of housing, various mechanisms have been adopted and discarded by industry-based organisations and government legislation. While builders are encouraged to improve construction quality, little is known and published about the quality of housing produced by owner builders. This paper presents preliminary findings from a research project that compares the quality and defects of houses built by owner builders with those of registered builders. The findings suggest that there is no significant difference between the quality of housing procured by owner builders and registered builders. The functional elements within a house where defects are likely to occur are identified and discussed. The paper suggests that the use of a registered builder's management expertise does not necessarily guarantee a better quality product.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association
EditorsGeorge Baird, Werner Osterhaus
Place of PublicationWellington
PublisherVictoria University of Wellington
Pages129-136
ISBN (Print)0-475-11052-8
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 32nd Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association - Victoria University of Wellington , Wellington , New Zealand
Duration: 15 Jul 199817 Jul 1998
Conference number: 32nd
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ConferenceThe 32nd Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association
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Period15/07/9817/07/98
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Georgiou, J., Love, P., & Smith, J. (1998). A Comparative Study of Defects in Houses Constructed by Registered Builders and Owner Builders. In G. Baird, & W. Osterhaus (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (pp. 129-136). Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington.
Georgiou, Jim ; Love, Peter ; Smith, Jim. / A Comparative Study of Defects in Houses Constructed by Registered Builders and Owner Builders. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association. editor / George Baird ; Werner Osterhaus. Wellington : Victoria University of Wellington, 1998. pp. 129-136
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Georgiou, J, Love, P & Smith, J 1998, A Comparative Study of Defects in Houses Constructed by Registered Builders and Owner Builders. in G Baird & W Osterhaus (eds), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, pp. 129-136, The 32nd Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association , Wellington , New Zealand, 15/07/98.

A Comparative Study of Defects in Houses Constructed by Registered Builders and Owner Builders. / Georgiou, Jim; Love, Peter; Smith, Jim.

Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association. ed. / George Baird; Werner Osterhaus. Wellington : Victoria University of Wellington, 1998. p. 129-136.

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Georgiou J, Love P, Smith J. A Comparative Study of Defects in Houses Constructed by Registered Builders and Owner Builders. In Baird G, Osterhaus W, editors, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. 1998. p. 129-136