Our Inspections

Snagging Company of the Year 2024 Home Builder Awards

Awarded, for the second year running, at the Home Builder Awards

Snagging Accredited by the RPSA

Partnered with the Residential Property Surveyors Association

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Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Snagging Accredited by the RPSA

Chartered with the Association of Building Engineers

Home owners alliance snagging article

Proudly published by the
HomeOwners Alliance.

Snagging Company of the Year - 2022 Home Builder Awards

Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Snagging Accredited by the RPSA

Partnered with the Residential Property Surveyors Association

Snagging Company of the Year 2024 Home Builder Awards

Awarded, for the second year running, at the Home Builder Awards

Home owners alliance snagging article

Proudly published by the HomeOwners Alliance.

Snagging Experts

Why choose us?

We are an industry leading new build professional snagging company and the only RICS Regulated snagging company operating nationwide. Our suitably qualified, experienced and independent building inspectors can meet your snagging inspection needs. Having surveyed thousands of homes, you can rest assured you are in safe hands. Your inspector will produce a detailed and annotated report that is easy to use and understand.

Our snagging checklist is an extensive report in line with guidance from warranty providers and building regulations or the NHQB pre-completion inspection checklist is used. This will give you the peace of mind that your new home conforms to national standards and new home warranties. You can then give your snagging report to your developer so that they can rectify the snags that have been found, safe in the knowledge that your snagging inspection has been carried out to industry standards. Please feel free to take a look at some of our customer stories or see a sample survey using the buttons below.

You can choose two different levels of inspection. The pre-completion inspection uses the pre-completion inspection checklist and is fully compliant with the New Homes Quality Board requirements. A pre-completion inspection is an entry level inspection of your home. Our post-completion inspection is a more thorough inspection, as we are not limited by the pre-completion inspection checklist. We can also use advanced equipment during a post-completion inspection such as drones and thermal imaging equipment. A post-completion inspection is recommended as the most detailed check of your home.  

Snagging Experts

Why choose us?

We are an industry leading new build professional snagging company and the only RICS Regulated snagging company operating nationwide. Our suitably qualified, experienced and independent building inspectors can meet your snagging inspection needs. Having surveyed thousands of homes, you can rest assured you are in safe hands. Your inspector will produce a detailed and annotated report that is easy to use and understand.

Our snagging checklist is an extensive report in line with guidance from warranty providers and building regulations or the NHQB pre-completion inspection checklist is used. This will give you the peace of mind that your new home conforms to national standards and new home warranties. You can then give your snagging report to your developer so that they can rectify the snags that have been found, safe in the knowledge that your snagging inspection has been carried out to industry standards. Please feel free to take a look at some of our customer stories or see a sample survey using the buttons below.

You can choose two different levels of inspection. The pre-completion inspection uses the pre-completion inspection checklist and is fully compliant with the New Homes Quality Board requirements. A pre-completion inspection is an entry level inspection of your home. Our post-completion inspection is a more thorough inspection, as we are not limited by the pre-completion inspection checklist. We can also use advanced equipment during a post-completion inspection such as drones and thermal imaging equipment. A post-completion inspection is recommended as the most detailed check of your home.  

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Pre-Completion Inspection

Entry level inspection
New Homes Quality Board compliant
Pre-completion inspection checklist used
Checklist PDF report emailed within 48 hours

Snagging House Top for Post comp bookings

Post-Completion Inspection

A more detailed inspection
Based on building regulations and warranty provider tolerances
Fully annotated report with images
PDF report emailed within 48 hours
Option to include drone inspection
Option to include a thermal imaging inspection

Pre-Completion Inspection

What's included

Snagging Inspections Before you Move in

Pre-Completion Inspection

  • New Homes Quality Board compliant 
  • Pre-completion inspection checklist used
  • Windows, Glazing and Doors
  • Internal Walls and Joinery
  • Tiles & Sanitary Ware (Baths, Shower Trays, Basins, Taps, Sinks,Towel Rail)
  • Services (Lights, Sockets, Wiring, Consumer Unit, Extractors, Heating, Door Bell) 
  • Appliances (Cooker, Hob, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine) 
  • External Walls, Vents and Drains
  • Chimney, Roof and Gutters
  • Garage, Balcony and Porch
  • Health and Safety (Scaffolding, Roads, Footpaths, Tidiness) 

Post-Completion Inspection

What's included

Snagging Inspections After you Move in

Post-Completion Inspection

  • Based on Building Regulations and warranty provider tolerances 
  • Thermal image analysis (optional extra)
  • Drone inspection (optional extra)
  • Internal Joinery, Woodwork, Ironmongery
  • Plastering, Dry Lining, Paintwork Finish
  • Application of Sealants, Mastic
  • Ceramics, Sanitaryware, Showers and Screens
  • Plumbing, Heating and Hot Water Systems
  • Electrical Outlets, Switches, Lights and Consumer Units
  • Kitchen Appliances, Kitchen Installation, Worktops
  • Windows, Glazing, Locks, Cills and Extraction Connections
  • Boundaries, Walls, Fencing And Gates
  • Soft Landscaping, Turf, Slabs and Retaining Elements
  • Driveways, Footpaths Access and Egress
  • Brickwork, Masonry, Render, Mortar and Openings
  • Guttering, Downpipes and Boiler Outlets
  • External Application of Sealants, Mastic
  • uPVC Windows and Doors
  • Garages, Brickwork, Doors and Slab
  • Meter Boxes, Manholes, Inspection Chambers
  • Porches, Bays and Canopy
  • Roof Tiles, Ridge Tiles, Verge, Eves, Fascia, Soffits and Rafters
  • Health and Safety (Scaffolding, Roads, Footpaths, Tidiness ect)

Drone Inspection

For an additional £30 we can perform an aerial inspection that will be published as part of your snagging survey.

By using a drone, visual data is collected and then reviewed in detail later by the inspector. Our findings and the images taken from your drone inspection are published as part of your snagging report. We can also perform a measured survey including aerial still and video imagery, 2D Orthomosaics and 3D Building Modelling. Additional costs apply for this enhanced service, please make an inquiry for a bespoke quote. Rest assured we can meet your drone inspection needs.

Re-inspection

For an additional £300, we can re-visit your home to verify that the issues raised have been rectified correctly.

This follow up is important to ensure that issues are addressed before the builder's warranty period ends. Often builders will not complete such work to the required standard, which is why a re-inspection can be essential. It is also an opportunity to assess the house for any defects that can develop during the settlement period. Most customers who choose a re-inspection experienced serious issues in our initial survey that they are not able to check themselves.

Thermal Inspection 

For an additional £30 we will take and analyse thermal images of all external windows and doors in your home.

Thermal Images offer a non-destructive method of analysing your home using the latest technology. Thermal imaging cameras convert thermal energy readings into visible light. Through the use of thermography our inspectors can detect any number of issues associated with heat loss and poor thermal performance. Use of thermal images can also identify water ingress and brick/rendering faults. All images taken will be published as part of your report.

Our Booking Process

Our Snagging Surveys

Find a Date Using Our Online Diary

Most people book a "Soft Date". As a lot of things change before completion date, so we offer the flexibility to change the date of your booking. We even work on Saturdays and Sundays to maximise your options.

Save your Date for Just £45

We know money can be tight when it's time to complete, so you only need to pay your balance 48 hours before your inspection date.

What if my completion date changes?

If your completion date changes, you can rearrange your snagging inspection at no extra cost. Just send us an email or call.

Inspection Day

Our expert inspectors will conduct a comprehensive snagging inspection of your new home to make sure you have peace of mind.

Receive Your Report in 48 Hours

You will have your detailed snagging report emailed to you within 48 hours of your inspection. Have any questions about your report? Just ask, we are happy to help.