'I'll never buy a new-build home again'

Hundreds of new properties have been built using weak mortar which does not meet recommended industry standards, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.

One of the homes was owned by Vincent Fascione, 70.

In 2016, the mortar between the bricks of his house started to crack.

Taylor Wimpey apologised to Mr Fascione, and said: "On those occasions where issues do arise, we endeavour to resolve those issues as soon as practically possible."

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