NEW BUILD SNAGGING SURVEYS

A REPUTABLE SNAGGING NEW BUILD INSPECTION

A snag is a small defect or problem after works have been completed which could be something damaged, broken or not fitted correctly, but with our reputable new build snagging surveys, you can ensure your equity remains intact. No new homeowner should settle for an incomplete home, therefore utilising HouseScan’s new build snagging survey service will push you one step further to a safe and secure property.

With housebuilding output at a record high, media attention has turned to the declining quality of new builds in the UK. With almost no governance over the quality of homes being built, quality can often take a back seat. With the average new homeowner finding just 10 – 20 defects and HouseScan finding an average of 150+ in a new build snagging survey, we provide new build snagging to get your home to the quality you expected and put the consumer power back in your hands.

As we are independent of any house developers, we work for you the consumer allowing us to be your preferred new build snagging company. Don’t let your house builder dictate the quality of the home they’ve built for you! Secure a professional new-build snagging inspection today with just a £50 deposit.

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WHY CHOOSE OUR NEW BUILD INSPECTION?

Experience – We have collaborated our experience and knowledge of the house building industry to create the most clear-cut and comprehensive new build inspection report available. Although you may discover some faults yourself when looking for new build snagging issues, our professional and experienced new build inspection team will ensure that complaints taken to the residential developments are taken seriously.

Quality – All our reports are created using our state-of-the-art inspection software, this allows us to take multiple images per defect and ensure our reports are more extensive than any of our competitors. This not only makes our new build snagging reports as clear as possible but also helps avoid any excuses from your builder. As a snagging survey company, we want to remain competitive in the marketplace whilst providing the highest quality. We do this by offering different packages depending on the type of property and the number of rooms.

Options – Unlike other new-build snagging survey providers, all of our new build inspections have a thermal imaging scan of your property included in the price and furthermore, we’re here to help with any advice at any time now or in the future. All we ask for is a £50 deposit to book a date for inspection. You can do this by calling or emailing the office, then following up on the website to pay the £50 deposit. We will then attend and fully inspect your property and provide your report within 1-3 working days.

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THERMAL IMAGING NEW BUILD INSPECTION

With a thermal imaging camera, Borescopes, EME, laser levels and much more, our professional new build snagging inspection team can help find the thermal, structural and technical faults that you may have only found when it’s too late. This will allow us to pick up on more issues and collect more information at the initial stage, which will help identify the problem. Not only that, we will search all rooms with a trained eye and pick up on minor details that are indictable to most people. This adds nicely to a new build inspection as it detects heat loss in the house and water leaks that you cannot detect otherwise. This can save money in the long run by helping you save money on heating bills and external, additional builders.

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CAN THE BUILDER REFUSE TO FIX THE DEFECTS?

Housebuilders are required to fix any faults caused by their failure to build correctly according to the standards set out by their warranty and insurance provider. 

There will always be snags found in your new build as human error can be made by builders and sometimes they do discuss with us why they don’t think it is their responsibility. Part of our new build inspection is discussing what you’re happy with and negotiating with your home builders to come up with a suitable solution.

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HOW A NEW BUILD SNAGGING INSPECTION CAN BENEFIT YOUR NEW HOME

Safety – We make sure that your home is built so that you will not come across any safety issues such as broken roof tiles.

Costly problems – What’s the point in buying a brand new home to find faults that can cost you £100’s in labour and materials?

We liaise with your housebuilder- Our new-build inspection includes negotiating with the builders so you don’t have to. Because we have our professional reports, we have evidence and experience that the builders can’t ignore.

We spot the problems that you don’t – We understand that you don’t have any time to check for defects on the roof, or check the pipes. We put your mind at peace by taking care of this for you.

WHAT DO WE CHECK FOR DURING A NEW BUILD INSPECTION?

  • Thermal imaging 
  • Joinery and woodwork 
  • Plastering and paintwork
  • Ceramics, showers and screens
  • Plumbing, heating and hot water systems
  • Electrical outlets and consumer units
  • Windows, locks, cills and extraction connections 
  • Driveways, footpaths
  • Brickwork, Masonry, render, mortar 
  • Guttering, pipes and boiler outlets
  • Windows and doors
  • Garages 
  • Slabs
  • Meter boxes, manholes, inspection chambers
  • Porches and bays
  • Roof tiles, ridge tiles, verge, eves, fascia, soffits and rafters