What is snagging? Our comprehensive guide to snagging dives into the nature of carrying out services for snagging, answering commonly asked questions and the benefits of snagging.

If you are looking for a reputable snagging inspection company, then reach out to us here at Citi Snagging. We are backed by many years of experience within the industry, with unmatched insight into the mindset of property developers. Our surveyors are truly specialists.

It is vital that you assess the condition of the property with a critical eye to offer the best snagging inspection. Even minor faults can lead to more serious issues in the future. Contact our team at info@citisnagging.com now.


What Is Snagging – The Purpose & Goal?

You would think that a new build home should be in great condition after completion, but often a new home does not equal flawless, and new build homes are well known for having defects, also known as snags, caused by poor workmanship. Sadly, skipped corners can often generate higher profits for home builders, even at the expense of first-time buyers that only become aware of the snags when it’s too late.

Snagging involves the inspection of your new build house or flat to identify defects that the housebuilder needs to rectify. A snagging service will inspect and catch anything that falls below high standards of workmanship, aspects not completed to specification, and anything that breaches regulation, as well as health & safety.

The utilisation of a snagging service aims to spot the defects within a property and notify the housebuilder as soon as possible. It’s then your housebuilder’s responsibility to fix these errors before the sale is completed. You can compile your own list but it is highly recommended to hire a professional company to do so to increase the authority of the list and ensure compliance.


What Classifies As A ‘Snag’?

Generally speaking, a snag is a defect found in your property after building work has been completed. A snag is typically something that is damaged or broken, not fitted properly, or unfinished. For examples of snags, browse our snagging survey sample.

Most snags are minor and cosmetic, such as a scratch on a window, a missing door hinge, or a crack on a work surface – however, if not rectified, these minor fixes can worsen into more serious and expensive issues in the future. What’s more, snags can also be more severe issues such as violations of building regulations and technical standards. Inspectors comply with NHBC regulations to ensure all snags, minor and major, are corrected.


Do I Need A Snagging Inspection & When Should I Enquire?

Anyone buying a new build home or apartment will benefit from seeking a professional snagging service. The utilisation of snagging can ensure you save money in the long run by preventing defects from worsening down the line. Most importantly, it ensures you get the home you paid for and were promised.

We believe the time and money spent in seeking a snagging service is worth it. In fact, having a snagging survey completed is more important than ever – with new houses being built at an all-time high and home builders finding new ways to take advantage of buyers.

Due to the rising demand for new build properties, builders are under more pressure to complete the build quickly, which increases the likelihood of human error and a drop in standards. There is a shortage of skilled traders to compete with the demand, and as a result, quality suffers due to poor workmanship and poor equipment.

Hence, you need a survey to find these faults and have them corrected to ensure your property is of the high standard you were promised.


What Will A Snagging Inspection Look For?

The snagging inspection will look for a variety of different defects to ensure your property is the quality you were promised and expected. It will include inspection inside and outside your property, checking, but not limited to the following:

  • Brickwork
  • Paintwork
  • Groundworks
  • Garages
  • Driveways
  • Gardens
  • Fences
  • Roof
  • Ceiling
  • Walls
  • Tiles
  • Grouting
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Plumbing
  • Electrics
  • Stairs
  • And much more, contacting our team will give you a full scope of the extent we go to whilst providing a thorough snagging inspection.

Snagging inspections will check for everything and anything from cracks, damages, and high-quality finishes, decorative defects in woodwork, paint, and tiling, chips and scratches in surfaces and glass, to checking that all appliances, plug sockets, lighting, and heating are working. We also check that taps and showers are not leaking, surfaces are level and clean, fittings are fit properly and working correctly, and doors and windows open and close properly.



Enquire Today And Secure Your Investment

We hope this guide to snagging has been informative and provided insight into the world of snagging, as well as the negative

effects they can have on home buyers. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our team for details on snagging and our services.