Posted 23 April 2016 - 08:45 PM
Posted 23 April 2016 - 08:55 PM
To be fair, Potton have made some efforts to improve in the last few years, and went so far as to build a passive house a year or so ago. As someone who also gets emails from them several times a week, I've not seen any real evidence that they have really changed, and that their focus is still on selling budget packages to self-builders who have little interest in a well-designed and constructed house, but who just want to buy a package from one company, something Potton excel at.
Posted 23 April 2016 - 09:20 PM
Posted 24 April 2016 - 08:03 AM
Sounds a bit harsh Jeremy. I'm not here to defend them but whatever it is they do, seems to be working. Perhaps they have tapped into a market whereby people are not as bothered by achieving such air tightness figures as most people on here wish to do. As for having no interest in well designed houses etc., - well surely that is simply a personal view - Architecture has and will continue to divide opinion.
I too have been to there seminars and recieve e-mails from them. We have looked at what they offer and I don't really agree that they offer "budget" prices either.
Horses for courses maybe.
Posted 24 April 2016 - 08:29 AM
They aren't cheap, but then they are selling to people who aren't looking for cheap, I suspect. For what they deliver in terms of finish the value is probably reasonable, but they do build the basic structure to a pretty poor overall performance standard (with the exception of their experiments with passive houses, which doesn't seem to be main stream) so that the appearance of the inside can be made to look more costly (even though they only seem to use mid-range fittings).
They must do reasonably well, as they've been around for decades, using essentially the same formula, so there must be a steady market for their product.
Posted 24 April 2016 - 08:48 AM