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Latency in Concrete Floors

Concrete floors are fundamental to the structural integrity and aesthetic appeal of modern construction, offering unparalleled durability and strength. However, they are not without their challenges, notably the issue of latency—a condition that can significantly compromise both the appearance and functionality of new build homes. Our latest knowledgebase article delves […]

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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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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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What are emergency egress windows ?

Means of escape from dwellings : From the 1 July 2000, the requirement for means of escape from dwellings has been amended to improve means of escape from all new dwellings and extensions. Means of escape requirements areAll dwellings and extensions shall have first floor windows suitable for means of […]

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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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New build Warranties : and how they relate to Snagging !

What do new build warranties cover? There are 13 warranty companies all producing slightly different warranty products ( some with exclusions such as damp issues ) You should check with your solicitor what cover you will be receiving prior to legal exchange …if you have a lower level policy : […]

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