‘The Baugly’ ... … or Why Do Some Tradies Do it So Bad?
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When we carry out building inspections of all descriptions, we see the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
‘Good’ is good building practice, where work is carried out in a tradesperson-like manner with a quality level of finish. ‘Good’ is not generally mentioned in a written building inspection report. When we do see ‘good’, it stands out and it’s great to make a mental note of the trade involved and acknowledge that they have taken pride in their work and done it properly. They are the type of people who work on the theory that it’s best to do a job once and do it well.
Why is there such a lot of ‘Bad’ and ‘Ugly’ work out there? Let’s call it the ‘Baugly’…
- Is it because it was done on a budget?
If a job is done to a budget, there is even more reason to do the work properly. If the work is below standard, there is the risk of more callbacks and costly damage to surrounding structures or elements. This then, is a ‘Baugly’ and not a job done to a budget.
- Is it because it was a difficult job?
If it was a difficult job – do it once! Why do it twice or even three times, only to result in a botched up ‘Baugly’.
- Is it because the wrong material was used?
If the wrong material was used, then this is misinformation by the tradesperson installing that material. Why would they risk their valued trade reputation by installing a product which is not fit-for-purpose and may then not be under warranty because it has been used outside of its scope?
- Is it because the tradesperson was lazy or in a hurry?
If the tradesperson is lazy, surely they would only want to do a job once and then go about their business.
- Is it because the tradesperson was not a qualified tradesperson?
If the tradesperson is unqualified, then they are not a tradesperson. They are a handy person and simply not qualified to be paid to work on your home.
All things are not equal and perfect in the world of building but those trades who carry out their work in tradesperson-like manner, with a view to mitigating failure, are valuable and stand out amongst those who are busy creating the ‘Bauglies’.
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