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Professional Snagging Surveyors

Our surveyors have an excellent insight into the mindset of developers. We have the in-depth knowledge and experience gained from over 15 years in the construction / property industry.

Having worked on several construction sites, we have a good knowledge and experience to find out quickly the faults which must be addressed for owner satisfaction.

It is vital that you assess the condition of the property with a critical eye to offer a best snagging inspection. Even minor faults can lead to more serious issues in the future. The process of fixing such issues can be both expensive and time-consuming.

It’s our duty to provide you the best services and to NHBC standard. Our report and if required, the follow up service, enable you to engage with your developer knowing that you have an independent voice.

You will receive a full PDF report emailed to you within 24 hours of our visit, with snagging pictures and text explaining what the issues are.

We not only deliver the inspection but our passion too, because your satisfaction is our pride.

What exactly is snagging?

  • Snagging is a careful, detailed check of your newly built house or apartment to identify defects in the build.
  • A snagging inspection can identify anything which falls below good standards of workmanship.
  • Identify anything which hasn’t been completed to the specification agreed.
  • Identify anything that hasn’t been completed at all.

Most importantly, it can identify work which breaches building regulations or other laws.

Who needs a snagging survey or inspection?

Anyone buying a brand new house or flat should consider a snagging inspection. You could argue that if you’re spending anything from £150,000 to £1 million plus it’s crazy not to!

A snagging inspection can also be useful following an extension or major renovation project.

Also, if you’ve already moved in and are having snagging issues with your builder or developer then a professional snagging report can help give weight to your case.

Honestly now, is snagging really necessary?

Many experts will say that snagging is more important now than ever before. New house building is at record levels – and builders are under pressure to complete every house quickly – but there’s a shortage of many skilled trades. So there’s more potential for things to go wrong.

The level of defects in new build property is pretty shocking. So it’s a very wise choice to get snagging inspection for your peace of mind and to find out that you got what you paid for.

In the report we cover a visual inspection of internal and external works carried out in your new home or flat typically looking at the listed areas below.

  • Windows
  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Any wall tiling
  • Kitchen fittings
  • Bathroom fittings
  • Pipes
  • Radiators
  • Thermal Images/Heating if required.
  • Fireplaces
  • Doors & frames
  • Staircases
  • Appliances
  • Loft area
  • Flooring
  • General woodwork
  • Skirting boards & architraves
  • Brickwork
  • External pipes
  • Outside drainage
  • External paintwork
  • Walls
  • Fences & gates
  • Drives & pathways
  • Internal Paintwork

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. Most are cosmetic – however more serious defects can arise such as major cracks and kitchen fixtures that are not fitted properly.

What is Snagging?

Snagging is an informal expression used within the construction industry in the UK and Ireland. It is used to describe the process of defect, issue or fault identification.

What is a snagging list?

A snagging list, also known as a snag list, is a list of defects in a new build property. They are the result of a visual inspection of a new home carried out by a qualified professional, or a new home buyer. A variety of professionals are qualified to carry out snagging inspections, including experienced construction industry professionals. They are known in the trade as snaggers. It is advisable to get a professional to create your snagging list as they will find more defects than a layperson and the house builder is not obliged to inform you about the defects that they are aware of. It is a case of buyer beware.