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What Does Snag Mean?

Typically a snag or snagging process refers to small defects or problems within a property following completion of building work. If something is not working as it should, is unfinished or has not been installed correctly, a snag list will flag these problems.

As new build inspection specialists, we complete snagging surveys to the highest standard. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few examples of what you might find on a snagging survey and the benefits of having an inspection done.

What Do We Look for on a Snagging List?

When performing a snagging survey, we inspect many aspects of your home to compile a list. The snag list can include things like issues with your driveway and garden, electrical systems, heating and plumbing, windows, doors and much more.

The survey is in place to record each issue, which can be as minor as drips, runs, and brush marks from painting to more serious matters like correct circuit protection devices and earthing arrangements within your electrical system.

As an example, we’ve created a list of what might be included in your inspection. Please note this list isn’t exhaustive.

  • Large cracks and overuse of fillers
  • Misaligned windows and doors
  • Bathroom extractor flow rates
  • Socket polarity check
  • Roof trusses suitability and fixing
  • Wall and floor tile levels

See a more extensive list of what we look for in a snagging inspection.

Why is New Build Snagging Important?

New build snagging is extremely important as it raises any faults or concerns at the beginning of the purchase so that you can reduce the risk of coming into any serious issues down the line once you are settled in your home.

Your new home should have already passed building regulations inspections and come with a structural warranty from an approved insurance policy provider.

At Snag List Pro, our relationship is with you and not the property developer, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. We have only your best interests at heart.

It is your builder’s duty to check and fix any snags before you complete the purchase, though it is unlikely that they will pick up on all defects or issues. By using state-of-the-art technology, we can measure, inspect and observe all aspects within your home and the area surrounding your property.

What are the Benefits of a Snagging Inspection?

Following a snagging inspection, you can be confident that your home will be finished to relevant industry standards providing a safe environment for your family and friends.

The inspection highlights any faults within your property, so you guarantee the quality of all trades work and craftsmanship. Another added benefit to identifying and repairing snags is that it can lower your energy consumption and improve your homes heat efficiency overall.

Professional New Build Snagging Inspections

Snag List Pro are the most comprehensive providers of snagging inspections in the UK.

Whether you require a new build snagging survey or need more information on what a snagging inspection involves, rest assured, we’re here to help with our professional service and friendly approach.

Our extensive knowledge and experience of working within the construction industry coupled with our range of high-tech equipment will ensure that your new home is finished to the highest of standards.

With over 20 years of experience in professional snagging surveys, we have the expertise and knowledge to complete new build construction, maintenance and snagging inspections.

If you’d like any more information about our service or to get your custom quote, please fill in our contact form, and we will be in touch very soon.


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