Frequently Asked Questions

What is Snagging?

Our professional snagging inspectors are always on hand to answer your questions, but if you’re looking for some specific information, such as ‘what is snagging?’, or ‘how does it work?’, we’ve put together a quick list of some of the most common things that clients ask us to help you.

What does a Snagging Survey Cover?

Below we’ve listed a brief example of what will be included in your snagging survey.

Aerial Photography

Roof Tiles, Ridges, Eaves, Facia & Soffits
Guttering Checked
Dorma & Velux Windows Inspected
Leadwork Inspected

Thermal Imaging (Optional)

Cold Air Ingress Detection
Cold Bridging Review
Missing insulation Review
Heating Optimisation

Fire Safety Compliance

Smoke & CO2 review
Fire Door Compliance
Fire Compartmentation Review
Application of Fire Stopping

External Works

Brickwork, Mortar & Masonry Checked
Sealant Application Review
Stone Sills Checked for Damage
UPVC Frames inspected

Driveway and Garden

Drainage & Water Run-off
Manhole Location
Damp Course Position/Breach
Drive Way, Paths & Patio Surfaces

Electrical System

Circuit Protection Review
Correct Earthing Review
Socket Polarity Check
Zoning Checks

Heating & Plumbing

Boiler Flue Inspection
Radiators & Heating Pipework
Hot/Cold/Mains Pipework
Bathroom & En-suite Inspection

Fans & Ventilation

Cooker Extractor Flow Review
Bathroom Extractor Flow Review
Bathroom Overrun Times
PIV Installation Inspection

Plastering & Drylining

Wall Levels Within Tolerances
Plaster Boarding & Joint Review
Sanding Process Review
Smoothness & Fine Finish Inspection

Painting & Decorating

Drips, Runs & Brush Marks Review
Inconsistent Painted Areas
Overpainting Switches/Hardware
General Poor Workmanship

Windows & Doors

Scratched Glass Inspection
Window & Door Alignment Review
Fire Escape Window Suitability
Window Trickle Vent Positioning

Carpentry & Stairs

Skirting/Architrave Joinery Check
Hinge & Handle Fitment Review
Handrail, Newel & Spindle Inspection
Tread & Riser Measure Check

Bathrooms and Kitchens

Worktops & Surfaces Inspected
White Goods Inspected
Cupboard & Door Alignment
Sanitaryware, Shower & Screen Review

Loft & Insulation

Roof Truss Installation
Required Insulation Levels
Cross Ventilation Checked
Party/Gable End Walls Reviewed.

Level Tolerances

Wall/Ceiling/Floor Levels Checked
Wall & Floor Tile Levels Checked
Window & Door Levels Checked
Reveal Squareness Checked

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    Get in touch

    Our small team of professional snaggers cover the Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Chester, Liverpool and Leicester areas, covering a radius of approximately 65 miles – but if your new build property is outside of these locations, please contact our team and we’ll do our best to help.


    Email address: hello@mysnagsure.com

    Our Location

    Rutherford House, Warrington Road
    Birchwood,Warrington, WA4 6ZH

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    Phone number:
    0161 7061306

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