New Build Snagging Survey

New build home inspection services across the North East

Snagging Survey and Inspections Across The North East

Moving in to your newly built home should really be a memory you will cherish forever, a blank canvass to really make your own. Unfortunately thats not always the case. For many people, buying a new build house can turn into a nightmare to forget.

Just like any other construction project, new build houses come with their own sets of challenges. Poor workmanship from tradesmen, wrong type of materials used, homes not built to regulations and specifications, the list can be endless. This is the reality for many new home owners.

The Harsh Reality

99% of new homers will have defects in them, the good news is that most of these will be small cosmetic defects that will be easily fixed by your developer. Getting a snagging survey done on your new build property is an important step in getting the house that you paid for.

Our full house snagging surveys are extremely thorough, our experts will cover every single aspect of your new build home and issue you the snagging report within 24 hours of the inspection being completed.

You can book your snagging survey here 

You can book your snagging survey today for a small deposit of £50. You choose the date that suits and one pf our experts will be there on time top conduct your snagging survey. 
We service all areas across the north east of England including snagging inspections on new build developments in Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham, Teeside and Middlesborough. 

Snagging Service
Full House Inspection

 NES house inspection service will cover every part of your brand new home. From driveway to loft inspection, we will leave no stone unturned, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. Check out the overview of the full house inspection

This is where we check all exterior parts of your property. We cover all groundworks, lawns, external buildings, brickwork and garages. We will leave no stone unturned until all defects and snags have been highlighted 

The majority of the snags will be found inside your home and this is the lengthiest part fo the snagging survey. We will survey every inch of every room inside your property to highlight any defects and poor workmanships snags. 

This is where we check that everything is working as it should, in your new home. We check every lock and latch, we test every sockets and switch, and inspect all plumbing for any leaks problems.

Once we have completed the inspection of your new build home we will then write up a report for you and your builder. We get all of our reports sent out electronically within 24 hours of the inspection being complete. We also send out a printed report free of charge 

Frequently Asked Questions

Your New Build Home Questions Answered

Snagging is the process of identifying defects (snags) within a property. In our case, we inspect your new build home for snags.

A professional has the knowledge, expertise and equipment to thoroughly inspect your home and ensure you are getting exactly what you expect and paid for from your developer. Just as a professional mechanic has advanced skill and knowledge over an ordinary car buyer to report that a car is in full running order before purchase, we are experienced in spotting issues that you as a homebuyer might be likely to miss.

The most convenient time to have the inspection completed is prior to legal completion; this allows the developer to complete works detailed on the report prior to you moving in. 


However, some house builders have a policy of not allowing snagging inspections prior to completion and in this circumstance, it is recommended that we inspect as soon as possible after your completion. However, we can complete an inspection of your property up to 2 years after completion. Your home will still be under warranty period during this time and it allows the house to settle and potential defects to show which may not have been visible previously.

The time taken for the snagging inspection survey to complete depends on the size of the property and the quality of the build.

The average time to complete the inspection of a 4 bed house is 4 – 5 hours. For a 2-bedroom apartment 2 – 3 hours. We do not charge per hour, so the price is set regardless of the time taken to complete the inspection.

We take time to look at all parts of the property that can be visually assessed in the snagging survey. These include things such as cosmetic issues, plumbing (leaks), electrical (faults & compliance) and external finishing. We also help ensure your property is compliant with technical standards and building regulations.

Our aim is to ensure your property is the quality you were promised and expected.