As Yolanda says, the flaw is in the combination of the Builder and Project Manager. The PM should be ‘policing’ the builder and making sure that all is done correctly and that you only pay for what’s done after it has been done satisfactorily. They also help with the initial specification to remove all the ‘woolly’ bits where it says ‘best quality’ or enables them to substitute one item for another without your prior agreement.
Also, could you get the property built more cheaply using another builder?
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