If you are moving in during the summer, it is safe to say testing the heating system is an unlikely thing on your checklist! During our new build snagging inspection, we check that not only radiators are fully heating but fundamentally if they been correctly connected. What we mean by this is shown in the example photographs from recent inspections: sometimes we find that the heating engineers accidentally connect ground floor thermostats to the upstairs heating loop. This may sound simple enough, but it can actually be one of the most destructive issues to investigate; because to find the cross-connection often means cutting throughout the ceiling and pulling apart tiling etc to find it.
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"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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