One of the smallest rooms in a dwelling has long been the biggest cause of problems for builders. Wet area defects represent around 60% of all building defects nationally.
Building a traditional bathroom requires the work of multiple trades, working in cramped spaces, often with low lighting and long dry times. When you consider the circumstances, it’s easy to see how things can get overlooked and mistakes made.
High density developments like hotels, units, and student accommodation feel the impact of this massive failure rate intensely. The success of these projects is dependent on consistent duplication of quality results within tight timeframes and lean budgets, leaving little room for error. Multiple defects result in inefficiencies and cost escalation that negatively impact margins at the end of the project – not to mention client relationships.
Hutchies has been contemplating the wet area predicament for some years – it’s sticking point for us, as well as our clients. After a lot of research in collaboration with clients, architects, designers, and end users, plus multiple trials, we’ve arrived at a solution that wins the construction trifecta of time, cost, and quality.