Snagging Surveys

Snagging Experts

Why choose us?

The new build construction industry has never been busier. The pressure placed upon site managers and contractors to build at speed and to ever tighter profit margins means mistakes happen, or worse, corners are cut:

The Guardian News Article:

“England’s planning changes will create ‘generation of slums'”

BBC News Articles:

“House builders ‘should drop appalling gagging orders’

“Bradford new-build estate homes currently worth £0”

 

Without a working knowledge of construction standards most new homeowners find between 10 – 30 snags. The Professional Snagging Company find on average 150+ items during our snagging surveys. Book us today and we will publish your report to you with 48 hours. Our eye for detail and expert knowledge will give you confidence to deal with your developer and peace of mind in your new home.

Great company very efficient and professional! Tony was great explained everything clearly and so helpful. Report came through the next day no complaints at all Well worth the money for piece of mind! Thanks so much Tony and the team

Our highly qualified and experienced inspectors will produce a detailed and annotated snagging survey that is easy to use and understand. You can then give this report to your developer so that they can rectify the snags that have been found. We are an industry leading new build professional snagging company that has inspected thousands of home across England and Wales so you can rest assured you are in safe hands.

  • 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 Rafter

What is a Snagging Survey?

A snagging survey is the methodical process of inspecting a property for snags. This would normally be completed by a snagging inspector on behalf of the property owners. Once completed a snagging report is then shared with the home owners and site manager. The building developer would then need to address the issues found in the report. Done properly it should take between 3-4 hours to inspect the average UK home. However, this would depend on the quality of finish in the property and the care taken during construction.

Why Do I Need a Snagging Survey?

A snagging survey is the process of checking a new build property for defects, poor workmanship and more serious issues that would fail building regulations. Almost anything in a new property can be snagged during a snagging survey. A snagging inspector will look for anything broken or damaged during the construction process, review how well fixtures and fittings have been installed, and check the quality of building and decorating finish. An example of the types of issues a snagging inspector might find could include scratches on a windowpane or worktop, ‘grinning’ due to poor paintwork, faulty extractor fans, mislaid turf, a staircase outside of tolerance or poor caulking. A full list would be near never ending as anything in a property could be snagged during a survey. A typical new home in the UK will return over 150 snags as most developments are built on mass and to tight timelines. Why not read some of our reviews to learn more about our snagging inspection process.

Why use The Professional Snagging Company?

New build housebuilding is at a record high. Unfortunately, this pace has also led to a decline in standards as profits are put before quality. Using The Professional Snagging Company can remove the stress and worry of having to find any defects in your new home. We are highly qualified experts using the latest in modern snagging survey technology. This means we know what to look for beyond the cosmetic and can discover non-visible issues or snags that would be missed by the untrained eye.

We know the standard warranty providers set out and the building regulations that your home should be built to. We will produce for you a detailed snagging survey within 48 hours of your snagging inspection.  You can then use this snagging survey with your developer, enabling them to fix the snags we have found and removing any uncertainty about what is or is not a snag.

Is a snagging survey worth it?

The average new build property in the UK will have over 150 snags. But the average new build property buyer won’t know what to look for when following a snagging check list. This is The Professional Snagging Company comes in. It can become a very stressful and expensive experience if new build defects are not spotted early. Considering how much a new home costs, paying a specialist to make sure you get value for your money is worth every penny. Just read our reviews to find out why! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Snagging Survey?

A snagging survey is the methodical process of inspecting a property for snags. This would normally be completed by a snagging inspector on behalf of the property owners. Once completed a snagging report is then shared with the home owners and site manager. The building developer would then need to address the issues found in the report. Done properly it should take between 3-4 hours to inspect the average UK home. However, this would depend on the quality of finish in the property and the care taken during construction.

Is a snagging survey worth it?

The average new build property in the UK will have over 100 snags. But the average new build property buyer won’t know what to look for when following a snagging check list. This is where professional snagging companies come in. As these new home owners found out, it can become a very stressful and expensive experience if new build defects are not spotted early. Considering how much a new home costs, paying a specialist to make sure you get value for your money is worth every penny.