Oakville Homes

March 5, 2009

Mattamy Homes house from hell – do you know what your’s will be?

I thought I had it rough when I bought a Mattamy home.  I mean, I only had  my children put at risk by Mattamy and the Town of Oakville when illegal (code) wiring was used, plus a plethora of other problems.

You’ll notice that someone in Florida had the house from hell sold to them by Mattamy.  Here is another one, which only shows I’m not alone in this problem but Mattamy, I guess, works the laws of average and doesn’t mind pissing off a few people considering what they make and donate.


I’m not sure where to go with this, but I’m seriously fed up with the BS Mattamy’s been giving us since we moved in. I’m in HVE Phase I (closed end of May) and have had nothing but problems with the speed at which our 100+ list of PDI/30-day issues is being completed.

Our master ensuite bathroom is unusable due to the fact that we don’t have a counter top or sink yet, as well as Mattamy installing the shower head on the wrong wall (I pointed this out to them at the frame walk and they did nothing about it) so that every time you turn on the shower tons of water is sprayed on the floor, not to mention getting drenched in cold water. A guy has come twice to install the sink but couldn’t because of a lack of counter top. Is Mattamy really this disorganized? Furthermore, the entire counter needs to be replaced because whoever tried to install it completely ripped up a bunch of the boards trying to screw it all together.

The bedroom above our garage is at least 5 degrees warmer than the rest of the house, which will end up being 5 degrees colder than the rest of the house in the winter. An obvious insulation issue. How it passed Mattamy’s “rigorous” energy-efficient test to obtain the certificate is a really good question.

Parts of our basement floor are bulging and has burst through at one location allowing one to see that it’s only 1/4″ thick. Minimum code states it needs to be at least 3″ thick.

The engineered beams for the main floor have holes cut out of them larger than what is allowed, as well as some of the squash blocks completely removed to run wiring. This is a serious structural problem.

But, it only goes to show you that hiring a house inspector is the way to go.  Do you want to take a chance that you will get the Mattamy House of Hell or the flowers?  It’s your choice, your investment and, the safety of your family that is at stake.  Push for the house inspector and at least you’ll know that you did everything you could to protect yourself.  And when you take on Mattamy with your lawyer, he/she will have a much more powerful arguement in court to protect your investment.  In today’s economy, everyone is cutting back to save money.  Why should a builder cut out the quality at your expense and put you through hell.  Buying a home is pressure enough and one doesn’t need to increase the heart attack risk with undue pressure brought on by shoddy workmanship at premium price.  Protect your right to proper/legal construction.  I know the Town of Oakville didn’t with me.

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