Checking a wall is 'square' is important for a few reasons as shown in the below example photographs from recent snagging inspections. Hard floor coverings with a grout line such as tiles will show clearly walls that haven't been installed equidistantly. This is the most common cause encountered, but walls that aren't straight can also have an adverse (and obvious) effect of bowing skirting boards.
Ideally we recommend booking a professional snagging inspection before flooring is laid to anticipate problems before it is too late.
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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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