Oakville Homes

February 6, 2010

“Disaster Zone” – Mattamy house or kid’s bedroom


In the Saturday Toronto Star there is a two page Mattamy spread with the theme of children’s bedrooms. Cutesy and inspired to not only describe today but, probably bring back memories of our own bedrooms as small children. Of course, as a child, we didn’t have to worry about the myriad of things that happened to our parents or, now to ourselves, when a new house was bought.

Of course, I remember my parents having few problems with their pre- Mattamy built house, unlike myself and others now. Better construction?

But Mattamy focuses on the fact that their bedrooms can handle the “DISASTER ZONE” problem. Hell, from what I’ve experienced and read, Mattamy has been responsible for “DISASTER ZONES”. I’ve listed the things they have done in the past and tried to show why a house inspector is necessary. But, Mattamy, other builders and local municipalities seem to put roadblocks in the way of a potential homeowner buying a new house and wanting to mitigate a possible DISASTER ZONE by hiring a house inspector.

The ad’s picture shows 3 children sitting on the floor in a bedroom, under a sheet and, using a flashlight for light.

Kind of reminds me of my first day in my new Mattamy house – no electrical power. Only the furnace was illegally wired and I didn’t sleep too sound that night wondering if my children’s lives were at risk due to the shoddy wiring practice. I am sure Mr. Gilgan slept well, considering this illegal wiring allowed the house sale to be put through and the purchase added to his billions.

So, look at the cutesy ads that feature children shrouded in safety and remember the stark reality of real-estate. What you see on paper isn’t necessarily what you will experience in life.

Get a house inspector to put the odds in your favour and maybe ensure your children do in fact enjoy the safety they so deserve.

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  1. Still no Metroland word about these matters


    Comment by Halton Holmes — February 9, 2010 @ 11:09 am | Reply

  2. You will probably never see a story in Metroland about this. One, they don’t want to lose advertising and Metroland is owned by the Star. Regarding the Ottawa berm problem. You read it first in my blog but the final story didn’t appear for a month or so after my posting. In the story, it was noted that Mattamy plead guilty.

    Comment by LN — February 9, 2010 @ 11:15 am | Reply

    • Moron

      Comment by Anonymous — January 16, 2018 @ 12:16 pm | Reply

  3. Greet, but it would be better if in future you can share more about this topic. posts.

    Comment by Catherine Jenkins — December 4, 2010 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

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