Updated: Feb 21
The day has come to have your snagging survey, excited? nervous? all common feelings prior to an inspection.
People have snag inspections for different reasons, many want the reassurance that their investment has been constructed to the correct standards whilst others have had concerns about the quality of workmanship throughout the development process.
when we arrive
We will arrive at your property at 9 am to conduct your snag inspection. We made the decision as a business to use unmarked vehicles, we understand that a lot of our customers dont want to shout from the rooftops that they're having a snag inspection. We understand that the relationship you have with your developer is more important than us promoting our business.
our snagging inspector will...
We will inform you of our arrival and have a brief discussion regarding your property before we get started. This could be a good time to voice any concerns you have as we could offer some reassurance this will be looked at in detail for you.
do I need to do anything?
We get asked this question a lot. It would be beneficial to have the keys available or even placed inside the locks ready for our inspection. In regards to inside your home, we understand that lots of customers have just moved in and can have boxes up to the ceiling at times. Please do not worry about this, we can work with you and around the items within your home. We inspect homes that are fully furnished and lived in, this is something we are used to dealing with so please do not worry.
where will you start?
Externals - Due to the unpredictable British weather, we will always start outside if the weather is dry. We will inspect the external elevations, gardens and garages on your property in great depth. We will be looking for not only technical details that may be incorrect but also that the workmanship is to the correct standard.
Internals - Upon entering the property we will work through it in a typical fashion, typically starting in the entrance hallway working through the property up through the upper floors. Once upstairs we will work from the master bedroom down in room size, this really makes the report flow when viewing.
what will you look for during the inspection?
In brief, we will focus on the key points below
Drone inspection of your roof and guttering
Fire stopping and compartmentation review
Central heating system check using a thermal imaging camera
Borescope camera check on cavity wall
Brickwork quality standard check
Joinery quality standard check
Plastering and decoration quality standard check
Garage and groundwork check
Loft/ roof installation inspection
Fixtures & fittings inspection
Electrical test to circuits
Plumbing inspection for leaks
Level floor & square walls inspection
when will I receive my report?
We will have your report issued within 36hrs, we encourage you to have a good look through the document and ask us any questions you may have regarding the issues.
who sends the report to the developer?
This one is over to you guys, even though we are the experts in the snagging field it's you that is the customer of the developer. We will support you through any queries that may arise from the developer and provide continuous support until the issues are rectified.