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Category: New Build Snagging

Common Snagging Defects with New Build Houses: Insights from LABC Warranty Data

When contemplating the purchase of a new build home, it’s essential for homeowners to be well-informed about potential issues that could arise. The latest data from LABC Warranty offers a revealing glimpse into the most frequently reported problems that escalated to their Dispute Resolution Service. This article, drawing from LABC […]

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The Pros and Cons of buying a Show Home

Buying a new build show home has its pros and cons compared to waiting for a later phase or a completed home. Here are some considerations: Pros of buying a new build show home: 1. Immediate occupancy: You can move in right away, as the show home is usually fully […]

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How long should a builder take to fix all my snags?

Congratulations on your new home purchase! Owning a brand-new build home is an exciting milestone. However, it’s not uncommon to encounter some minor issues or snags that need to be addressed after moving in. In this blog, we will focus on one important question that new homebuyers often ask: “How […]

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Do New Build Homes have to have insulation between internal walls ?

Do new build homes have to have insulation between internal walls ? There is no universal answer to this question, as building  regulations can vary depending on the location. In some places, it may be required by law to have insulation between internal walls in new build homes, while in […]

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NHBC Guide to Cracking in New Build Homes

NHBC on shrinkage and Cracking in New homes The National House Building Council (NHBC) is the leading organization that sets standards and provides warranties for new homes in the uk , therecare many others , but most adopt the NHBC standards . The NHBC defines cracking in new build homes […]

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Who are the NHQB ? What do they do , and are all builders members ?

Who are the NHQB ? What do they do , and are all builders members ? The New Home Quality Board (NHQB) is a relatively new organization that has been established in the United Kingdom with the aim to improve the quality of new homes being built in the country. […]

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Brick /block or Timber frame : which is best ?

What is the best form of construction: brick /blocks or timber frame construction The best form of construction between brick/block and timber frame largely depends on various factors such as budget, climate, location, personal preference, and intended use of the building. Brick/block construction offers durability, fire resistance, and excellent sound […]

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The floors are creaking and bouncing in my new build house, is this normal?

Discovering creaking and bouncing floors in your new build home can understandably cause concern. It’s a common issue, yet it signals underlying problems that merit attention. This guide looks into the causes of these floor issues and outlines effective solutions, blending expertise with practical advice to ensure your home remains […]

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Who is the best snagging company? : www.newbuildinspections.com

Best snagging company. www.newbuildinspections.com has been providing inspections for new home buyers for over 20 years what makes them the best snagging company A snagging company’s success depends on various factors. Here are some of the qualities that make the best snagging company: Expertise: The best snagging companies have a […]

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Defective Bouncy Floors – NHBC Offers New Guidance

In light of recent discussions and a pivotal meeting in January 2023 involving floor joist manufacturers and the NHBC Standards, Innovation and Research team, they have issued updated guidance concerning the construction and inspection of floors in new build homes. This comes as a response to multiple enquiries and the […]

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