Our snagging surveyor Joe today found a boiler giving off carbon monoxide reading.
This is a deadly gas that we check for as standard part of a snagging inspection. Whilst rare to find, it demonstrates that even a brand new boiler that has been installed and signed off by a gas safe engineer can be dangerous and had the potential to kill the occupants had we not gone into the premises pre-completion.
Tucking the insulation to the eaves is a very common shortfall we find and heat loss is evident as a result as shown by the thermal image.
Similarly it is quite common for us to find the wrong insulation being used on party walls. This image below shows a party wall as seen from the loft which has been retro-fitted with no cavity socks; it should have acoustic insulation all the way down to prevent noise issues.
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