Kiri Barfoot, director of Barfoot and Thompson, says the sharp rise increase in building work around the city has heightened the risk that some new-builds won’t be up to scratch, OneRoof reveals. She advises buyers to research developers before signing up to buy off the plan. “There are a lot of rookie developers out there and it’s a bit of a concern,” Barfoot said. Buyers needed to do their homework and to check the quality of the build. “Just because it’s a new build doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Before you settle you can get someone to come around and have a look.”