“I’m seeing a lot of tear down/rebuild/flip in Kitsilano, always a common sight. But lately I’ve noticed a drastic decrease in the quality of the crews.”

Hovering at greaterfool.ca 2 July 2011 8:10pm -
“I’m seeing a lot of tear down/rebuild/flip in Kitsilano (Vancouver). Nothing new there.. always a pretty common sight.
But lately I’ve noticed a clear increase in volume and drastic decrease in the quality of the tear down / rebuild crews.
Where once it was rented fences, strewn with advertising for Builder X and Plumber Y. Now it seems it’s Bob and his cousin (and their friend who has a pickup truck). No scaffolding because 2×4′s and a prayer will do.
Who would be dumb enough to buy a house built by these maroons?”

14 responses to ““I’m seeing a lot of tear down/rebuild/flip in Kitsilano, always a common sight. But lately I’ve noticed a drastic decrease in the quality of the crews.”

  1. I dunno, the numbers say there were more maroons employed in 2008 than today.

  2. People who didn’t see the construction process and is awed by the exterior finish?

  3. “Who would be dumb enough to buy a house built by these maroons?””
    someone who is not here for the long haul. some people are cheap,.. cheap, cheap, cheap. “One dollar store house pls.”

  4. I went in to an open house on a new build built by “Golden Fortune” – well the price was! 4.5 mill on the westside on a 50 ft lot in the middle of the street. To be honest, most of the finishes looked like stuff from home depot. Some of the tile was high end, but the floors, carpets, lights seemed cheap for the price of the house. Actually I would be more worried about all the new developments in langley, Surrey etc – make sure you have a warranty that covers water damage leaks etc.

  5. The house next door to ours (on West 21st) was constructed by casual labourers that were trucked in daily from Surrey – not much English between them but they did anything required, including discovering an old oil tank and disguising it in a pile of debris to be hauled off. After the house was finished but before curtains were up we glanced in the front window from the sidewalk and noticed a veritable waterfall cascading out of the ceiling fixture. We called the real estate agent listed on the sign out front and hours later someone came to look at it. The never used plumbing in the bathroom had exploded. The water was cleaned up and the plumbing fixed but the wiring, light fixtures, hard wood floors were just left to dry out. Shortly after that the three stairs leading to the front porch came separated at the porch because no rebar had been used to tie in the stairs. That little faux pas was tiled over. The house is for sale for $2.7M at the moment.

  6. Just like in the construction trades, there is also a dearth of English speakers on these forums. Maroon is a shade of redish brown. Moron.

  7. CanuckDownUnder

    Do you want a life full of unexpected surprises?

    Buy anything built in Calgary between 2006 and 2008.

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