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Sign of house buyer’s anger over ‘shoddy’ building work

Spellng it out: Mr Firth’s sign PICTURE: CATERS

A HOMEOWNER is so fed up with the ‘shoddy’ building work on his new house he has put a huge sign warning off other buyers.

Dad-of-three Mike Firth, 31, moved into his £220,000 four-bedroom ‘dream first home’ on a development in Castleford, West Yorkshire, in April last year.

But Mr Firth says the property he shares with his young son and partner had ill-fitting brickwork, leaking shower cubicles and baths and poor plaster work. He says developer Persimmon Homes has still to put right the problems.

The 5ft 3ft sign invites potential Sycamore Gardens buyers to look at his house, saying ‘it could save you ££££’.

Persimmon said it was dealing directly with HGV compliance controller Mr Firth and it is ‘establishing appointments for work … that coincides with his availability’.