Whilst many of the issues on a snagging survey will be highlighting poor workmanship, we often find fundamental build issues..
Brick, render and stones are all porous and it is important for cavity trays to be installed to catch penetrating rainwater in the cavity and expel through weep holes. On this house all but 1 window had a cavity tray, and the failure to have installed it here was showing clear signs: the internal living room window reveal paintwork was peeling away and there was a high moisture reading to the bricks at the lintel where the water was trapped.
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HomeSnag inspectors are experts at inspecting new-build houses. This blog shares real examples and publications to demonstrate the importance of getting your home snagged.
"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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