One of unique selling points as a snagging company is our ability and expertise checking for cavity wall insulation issues. The importance of cavity wall insulation is to prevent air flow as this allows heat to easily escape. As shown here in a new build snagging survey carried out by our inspector Lee just last week, this house had extensive voids and rubble.
The issue with rubble is that it can sit on wall ties or group between the block and brick and act as a conductor for damp ingress.
The attitude that a lot of builders will give in response to rectifying issues is that they build to tolerance. This is troubling to hear considering for an issue to be out of tolerance it has to be quite severe (noticeable to an untrained eye), so why do they aim to produce houses that are only meeting this standard?
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HomeSnag inspectors are experts at inspecting new-build houses. This blog shares real examples to demonstrate the importance of getting your new build house or apartment snagged professionally
"I always insist that there is specific provision for snagging," says Thomas Moran, partner at law firm Speechly Bircham. "Reputable developers do this anyway, but there are all sorts in the market, some big, some small, so you need a contractual promise than within, say, a year they will come back to remedy any minor defects in the finishing."
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