Use of inappropriate materials
Inappropriate materials are those materials that are used for a purpose for which they were not intended and are likely to have a short life, are likely to fail, or are not approved for a use where approved materials are required for safety or health reasons.
For example, the use of interior gypsum plasterboard in an exterior location exposed to the elements or the use of an interior door as an external door.
Untradesmanlike or shoddy work
This is poorly executed construction work resulting in inadequate fixing, excessive patching, filling and re-work, work resulting in out of level or out of plum surfaces, work resulting in excessive movement, poor finishing and construction not completed to any recognised standard.