A person who has houses constructed without securing buyers in advance.
- More than a few such projects are carried out by speculative builders with - dare I say it - a minimal grasp of the subtleties of postwar design.
- Charles Drake was a speculative builder and it is probable that he sold the house to Mr Carter soon after it was built.
- It does not expect much demand for this product from developers or speculative builders.
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Syllabification: spec·u·la·tive build·er
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