Professional Snagging Surveyors

Our Professional Snagging 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.

Plastering & Drylining

  • Wall Levels Within Tolerances
  • Plaster-boarding & Joints
  • Large Cracks & Overuse of Fillers
  • Smoothness & Fine Finish

External Works

  • Bricks, Mortar & Masonry Checked
  • Application of Sealants Checked
  • Brick Perpend Verticals for Square
  • Stone Sills Checked For Damage

Driveway and Garden

  • Drainage & Water Run-off
  • Manhole Location
  • Damp Course Position/Breach
  • Drive Way, Paths & Patio Surfaces

Electrical System

  • Correct Circuit Protection Devices
  • Correct Earthing Arrangements
  • Socket Polarity Check
  • Zoning Compliance Checks

Heating & Plumbing

  • Boiler Flue Inspection
  • Radiators & Heating Pipework
  • Hot/Cold/Mains Pipework
  • Bath & Shower Room Installation

Fans & Ventilation

  • Cooker Extractor Flow Rates
  • All Bathroom Extractor Flow Rates
  • All Bathroom Overrun Times
  • Correct External Extraction

Painting & Decorating

  • Drips, Runs & Brush Marks
  • Missing & Thin Painted Areas
  • Overpainting Switches/Brassware
  • General Poor Craftsmanship

Windows & Doors

  • Scratched Glass & Faulty Seals
  • Misaligned Window & Doors
  • Fire Escape Window Suitability
  • Window Trickle Vent Effectiveness

Carpentry & Stairs

  • Skirting/Architrave Joinery
  • Hinge & Handle Fitment Check
  • Handrail, Newel & Baluster
  • Tread & Riser Conformity

Bathrooms and Kitchens

  • Worktops & Surfaces Inspected
  • Brown/ White Goods Inspected
  • Cupboard & Door Alignment
  • Sanitaryware, Shower & Screens

Loft & Insulation

  • Roof Trusses Suitability & Fixing
  • Required Insulation Levels
  • Eaves Ventilation Checked
  • Party/Gable End Walls Checked

Level Tolerances

  • Wall/Ceiling/Floor Levels Checked
  • Wall & Floor Tile Levels Checked
  • Window & Door Levels Checked
  • Not Square to Eye Levels Checked

Floor Coverings

  • Vinyl Floor Damage & Fitment
  • Carpet Stains, Damage & Fitment
  • Wood/Laminate Marks & Fitment
  • Floor Tiles Damage & Fitment

Fire Safety Compliance

  • Smoke & CO2 Monitor Suitability
  • Fire Door Compliance
  • Correct Room Compartmentation
  • Application of Fire Stopping

Thermal Imaging

  • Cold Air Ingress Detection
  • Bridging of Walls Checked
  • Bridging Voids Checked
  • Heating Optimisation