Construction problems identified on Man Utd star's home will take six months to fix

Manchester United captain Gary Neville is facing months of remedial work on his new £6m mansion.

According to the Mancheseter Evening News, Neville’s 12-bedroom house in Bolton was completed last June, but now needs at least six months of work to fix construction problems. According to Bolton council planners, these include:

  • Incorrect footings and foundations
  • Missing cavity insulation and wall tiles
  • External windows incorrectly made and fitted
  • Roof tiles fitted incorrectly.

Sean Hornby, Bolton’s planning and highways chief, said: "A large number of construction errors had been made and the correctional works are to last well into 2008 - which I understand to be June or maybe beyond."

The mansion’s construction attracted complaints from locals, concerned at its prominence on the side of a hill in the Northern city.

Dominic Fussell, managing director of builders Hurstwood, told a local newspaper the house was “textbook perfect” and that Neville was “very pleased with it”.