Pathfinder Homes use of sub-standard materials and poor manufacturing processes in a 'luxury' park home of less than 3 year's age has caused ongoing issues in my property. The windows and doors in my 'Light House' leak. Water ingress has caused floorboards and carpet to rot and, despite paying considerable sums to get them resealed through their Property Development wing, the problem still persists. The house smells of damp due to the rotting floorboards where water ingress continues to occur.
As part of their final solution, Pathfinder have mis-applied Resitex coatings, building it up around exterior doors and window frames such that it habitually cracks. Virtually every day new cracks appear due to expansion/contraction issues. Pathfinder's standard response simply states that it has been sealed in accordance with how it would have been sealed in their factory; this may well be true, but it still leaks. Their inadequate response simply implies their whole manufacturing and sealing processes are fundamentally flawed. They really have no idea how to resolve the issue, and any work would cost me thousands more, with no guarantee of success.
In my property, there are areas of the exterior, Resitex-coated, thin ply that have rotted; I have already had to repair large areas, with extensive other areas needing attention. Some of the Canexel cladding has already failed, blown/blistered and rotted since Pathfinder's sealing of the ends/edges was entirely inadequate. This should not be happening on a 2-3 year-old property.
Internally, every shower and sink has had to be resealed since Pathfinder's use of silicone sealant appears to have been severely rationed in their factory. it may look superficially neat, but the sealant is so minimal and has been applied to form such a highly concave profile that the seals were bound to fail. Wooden trims were not primed prior to painting, so these have also peeled, etc. The list of shortcuts taken and inadequate manufacturing processes goes on.
These faults were first spotted in a property of only just over 2 years old. Having given up trying to get Pathfinder to address my issues, receiving no response to repeated emails etc., I wrote a poor Google review. The management have since proven to be threatening in nature and intimidating, although I refuse to be bullied by them when offering an honest opinion based on my true experiences.
My experience is that Pathfinder make sub-standard homes that are prone to failure and require extremely expensive, ongoing repair and very high maintenance costs. Superficially, their 'luxury' park homes may look a perfect solution but, beneath the exterior, the use of sub-standard materials, poor manufacturing processes and installations severely lets them down.