What is Snagging?
Snagging term is used within the construction industry. It is used to describe the process of mostly minor viewable or hidden defect, issue or fault identification.
When is the best time for snagging?
The best time for a snagging inspection is the time of completion and handover by the decelopers ideally.Although legally the developer is obliged to fix any notified faults , issues, defects ie snags UP TO 2 YEARS AFTER COMPLETION. So have peace of mind.
Do I need to be present during the inspection?
No, you don’t need to be present while our inspectors are at your property. However, if you prefer to be present, then most welcome.
Which areas of my Property will you inspect?
We take time to look at all parts of the property that can be visually accessed. These include things such as untidy finish, cosmetic issues, plumbing (leaks), electrical (faults & compliance) and external finishing. We also help ensure your property is compliant with technical standards and building regulations. As a part of our package, we conduct thermal scan to your new build windows, radiators, external doors and underfloor heating.
We inspect all the following areas of your property.
Windows l Ceilings l Walls l Tiling l Kitchen fittings l Bathroom fittings l Pipes l Radiators l Heating l Thermal Scan.
Fireplaces l Doors & frames l Staircases l Appliances l Loft area l Flooring l General woodwork l Skirting boards & architraves.
Brickwork l External pipes l Outside drainage l External paintwork l Walls l Fences & gates l Drives & pathways l Gardens l Outer Building I Roof.& Chimney if any. Also boundary issues.
What locations do you provide inspections?
From the Lake district to The south east, London, Greater London, North West, Yorkshire, Lancashire, North Wales, Midlands
Can you collect our new build property keys from seller’s estate agent?
Yes of course. All we require is information and we sign in and out and liase with the agents or any one else involved in a professional manner.
Can i book a snagging inspection online?
Yes you can go to our booking page or click the link below
Can i book an inspection over the phone?
Certainly just call
When do you require payment for the inspection?
We take 10% Deposit on booking and rest of fee 2 -3 days prior to the inspection taking place. Any cancellations by us are fully reimbursed.
What is NHBC / Premier / LABC Warranty mean ?
The above organisations are new build warranty providers. Their insurance policy is provided by the builder which is aimed to protect new build purchaser for a period of 10 years against the defects and structural issues to their homes.
The builder is responsible for the first 2 years and provides cover for every defect within the property during that period.
In years 3 – 10 the warranty provider covers only structural defects.
This means that purchasers have only 2 years to identify, report and have remedied any defects in their home.
What is NHQB?
The New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) are a new independent body that has responsibility for overseeing the quality and the customer service provided by developers to buyers from the sales and marketing of new homes until the end of the first two-years of ownership.
For more information please visit https://www.nhqb.org.uk/
What is a snagging inspection?
A Detailed survey report carried out by a qualified professional to detect any issues with the property that cause defects or could do in the future due to unfiniishes or sub standard works.
What is a Snag?
A snag is a small defect or problem that remains in your property after the building work has been completed. It is typically something that is damaged or broken, not fitted properly or looks unfinished – think a scratch on a window or a missing hinge on a door.
These sound cosmetic but ones such pipes not secure, missing insulation, incorrect drainage, loose roof tiles, air leaks etc can be both be more severe later on and cause structural problems
What is a snagging list?
A full detailed list and photos of any areas and specific location and detailed explanation of possible effects and cause
What is Defects Insurance Period?
This is usually referred to as the builder warranty period or defects insurance period.
If you feel that an element of your new home is not finished to the required standard, please get in touch with your builder who is responsible for putting right defects that develop within the first two years of your purchase. If you have reported these to your builder and they have either failed to rectify them in a reasonable time or are unable to rectify them due to insolvency, then you should contact your home warranty provider who may be able to help or offer advice through their own dispute resolution service. They may even be able to complete the work if the builder is not able to.
For more information please visit www.consumercode.co.uk