Builders are people, too. Humans make errors. As a result, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if your new build home isn’t exactly as you’d like it to be from the start. With this being said, how do you make sure your new house lives up to your expectations? The best place to begin is with a new build snagging list.
What is Snagging?
In the most basic sense, a snag is simply a flaw in the building or construction process. The term snagging stems from this. Snagging, on the other hand, is a fairly broad term that can refer to both functional and decorative aspects of the home. The vast majority of snags will be minor, but some will be significant, so trying to conduct a snagging survey and creating a snagging list is an important part of the process.
Is a Snagging List Worth it?
A lot of the reasons why snagging is worth it will be explained below, but the real question is do you feel confident enough to compile the snagging list yourself? If you do, that’s fantastic! A snagging survey performed by a professional snagging company is not always required. But it is recommended for your peace of mind. Using the services of a professional snagging company may be a worthwhile investment for everyone else. Adding another fee to the list when purchasing a home is something you want to avoid, but a snagging survey could be well worth the extra cost.
What Should be Included in a Snagging List?
If you decide to change it and go alone without the help of a snagging inspector and look for snags on your own, you’ll need to know what you are looking for. Fortunately, we have a snagging list guide to help you with the basics. Using the services of a professional snagging company may be a worthwhile investment for everyone else. Adding another fee to the list when purchasing a home is something you want to avoid, but a snagging survey could be well worth the extra cost.
Ceilings and Walls
- Are there any visible faults, such as bumps or incomplete screw pops?
- Is the plasterwork even? Is it finished tidily around the pipework and plugs?
- Do all of the walls appear to be true? Are they perfectly straight?
- Is there surface cracking that is thicker than a ten pence piece?
- Examine the frames for damage, scuffs, and other flaws.
- Do all the windows open and close as expected?
- Are there any cracks, scratches, or paint on the glass?
- Do all the locks on the windows work properly? Are the keys in their proper place?
- Are all the floors level within the property?
- Are there any cracks?
- Do the floorboards creak? Have they been adequately secured?
- Do the doors open and close properly?
- Are all the doors secure?
- Do all of the latches and locks operate properly?
- Are the handles easy to operate?
This is just a list of all the basic things to look for when conducting a snagging survey. If you are unsure whether you can perform a sufficient snagging list, you should seriously consider consulting with a professional snagging company to do it for you.
About Home Snagging UK
Our experts at Home Snagging UK have a keen eye and pay attention to the smallest details, which means they frequently pick up on snags that your property developer may have overlooked. Our snagging inspection service ensures that your new home is built as promised, thanks to our defect prevention training and consistent finish guidelines. With over 20 years of experience, we are a snagging company you can trust. Get in touch with our experts today by filling out our online enquiry form, or you can call us on 01302 961111.
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