New Built Snag & De-Snag Inspection

One advantage of buying brand new property is the fact that the person buying is often able to entirely customise their new property to their liking. This can involve picking out the tiles, wall colours, flooring options and the layout of the rooms which means that the buyer can actually create a place that is perfectly suited to them.

Another way that newly built property can save money compared with older properties is that they often are fitted with the latest technologies in regards to heating and insulation. This means that they are often far more economical and energy efficient than older properties, which may lose heat rapidly due to the structure of the building, or may be fitted with inadequate heating systems.

A final advantage of investing in new build property instead of older properties is that they have often been designed to a very high standard. New build property developers will often employ some of the best interior designers to make sure that their properties are the ultimate in practicality as well as style with each room being designed for comfort and ease.

This New Built Snag and De-Snag Reports report is commonly produced upon completion of a newly built property. It lists incomplete and incorrect aspects of the building and can be followed by an optional de-snag inspection to ensure that the snags have been satisfactorily addressed.

The following areas/components are ‘snagged’ but are not necessarily limited to …

  • External: Roof, flashings, gutters, roof cavity, plumbing in the roof cavity, geyser installation compliance, eaves, super structure, windows, doors, balconies and patios.
  • Internal: Floor coverings, skirtings, windows, doors, walls, cupboards, fittings, cornices, ceilings. Bathrooms: shower, bath, basins, toilet, tiling,fittings.
  • Outbuildings: Staff quarters, storerooms, garages, swimming pool, water runoff, storm water drainage, tennis courts, gates, retaining and boundary walls.

This Newly Built Property Inspection report is also used by developers, architects, builders and project managers to assist them in their duties and aid in delivering a better quality product.

The snag list is typically in point form and goes into specific detail on finishes, for example over painting on skirting boards. Snag remedies and photographs are not usually necessary with a snag list.

Handover and de-snag inspection

For developers building multiple units, Inspect-A-Home could be a vital tool in ensuring that quality standards are maintained across the board, and that faults are rectified before they can be repeated elsewhere.

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