Frequently Asked Questions

We conduct a comprehensive inspection of both the interior and exterior, meticulously examining every element. From workmanship and installations to cosmetic finishes, we thoroughly inspect everything that is visibly accessible at the time of the inspection. Additionally, our inspection covers basic plumbing and electrics, as well as loft areas.

In the context of snagging inspections, a snag refers to a defect, issue, or imperfection found in a property that falls short of expected quality standards. It could include anything from cosmetic issues like chipped paint or uneven surfaces to more significant construction defects such as faulty electrical wiring or plumbing leaks. A snagging inspection aims to identify and document all such snags to ensure they are addressed and resolved by the builder or developer.

NHQB stands for National House Building Council (NHBC). It is a leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK. NHBC sets technical standards for new homes and provides warranties and insurance policies to homeowners, ensuring that their properties meet the required quality and performance standards.

NHBC (National House Building Council), Premier Guarantee, and LABC (Local Authority Building Control) are well-known providers of new home warranties in the UK. These warranties offer protection to homeowners against certain structural defects and ensure that builders adhere to industry standards. They provide coverage for a specified period, offering homeowners peace of mind and financial protection in case any eligible defects arise within the warranty period.

During our snagging inspections, we will assess the property’s compliance with relevant building regulations. We will identify any areas where the construction may fall short of these regulations and include them in the comprehensive snagging report. Our goal is to ensure that your property meets the required standards, providing you with peace of mind and ensuring the best possible quality for your new home.

Absolutely! Our team of inspectors is highly qualified and experienced in conducting snagging inspections. They possess the necessary expertise and training to identify construction defects, poor workmanship, and other issues that may affect the quality of your property. Rest assured that your inspection will be conducted by competent professionals who are dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive assessment.

While we do not directly carry out the rectification work, we can provide expert advice and guidance on the best course of action to rectify the identified issues. We work closely with you and the relevant parties, such as the builder or developer, to ensure that the necessary repairs or adjustments are carried out to the highest standards.

After the snagging inspection, you will receive a detailed snagging report that outlines all the defects and issues identified during the inspection. This report will assist you in addressing the identified problems with the builder or developer. You can refer to the report to ensure that all necessary repairs are completed to your satisfaction.

Yes, we encourage homeowners to be present during the snagging inspection if possible. Your presence allows you to gain firsthand knowledge of any issues identified and ask questions directly to the inspector. Being present also ensures transparency and allows you to understand the extent of the snagging process.

Yes, as part of the snagging inspection, the inspector will assess basic plumbing and electrical systems. This includes checking for proper functionality, potential leaks, faulty wiring, and any visible defects. However, it is important to note that the inspection may not involve invasive testing or dismantling of fixtures.

The duration of a snagging inspection depends on the size, complexity, and condition of the property. Typically, a comprehensive inspection can take several hours to thoroughly examine all areas, both internally and externally. Factors such as the number of snags and the accessibility of certain areas may also impact the duration of the inspection.

Ideally, it is recommended to book a snagging inspection as soon as your property is completed or nearing completion. This allows sufficient time for any identified issues to be addressed before you move in. However, it is never too late to schedule a snagging inspection, even if you have already taken possession of the property.

A snagging inspection is essential to identify and rectify any defects or issues in your new build property before you move in. It ensures that your home meets the highest standards of quality, and any necessary repairs can be addressed by the builder or developer. A snagging inspection gives you peace of mind and helps you achieve a flawlessly finished home.