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New Build Inspections Partners with Snagging Directory

At New Build Inspections, our commitment to providing comprehensive and reliable inspections for new homes is at the heart of everything we do. In our continuous quest to enhance our services and reach more homeowners, we are excited to announce our partnership with Snagging Directory, the UK’s premier online platform […]

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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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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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Should I have a lock on my door from house-to internal garage ?

The answer to this question is it depends if you have an NHBC warranty then there is a requirement to have a 5 lever locking mechanism or similar install installed in the door between the house and the garage If however for example you had a for example you had […]

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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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