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Category: Snagging Disputes

The House Builders Federation ( HBF) and Their Star Rating System

What does it all mean for new home buyers. Who is the House Builders Federation (HBF)? The HBF is the voice of the house building industry in England and Wales, representing private sector builders responsible for roughly 80% of new homes built each year. Founded in 1939, they advocate for […]

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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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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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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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My Cold room ….a snaggers thoughts !

Cold rooms above garages and in rooms within a roof situations Every year starting around October the phone starts to ring with new home buyers who have a cold room in the house Typically it’s a room above a garage or a room in the roof…. Or both Some background […]

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What is the New Build Snagging Period?

Here at New Build Inspections, we’ve seen everything there is to see regarding snags in new build homes. We understand that when you buy something, no matter how small or big, you expect quality- especially if you’re putting your trust into it before it’s even built. Your first home is […]

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How long should the builder take to correct snags in my new build home?

Common question , this one asked by many new buyers every month ……..the answer is that there is no single charter or statement from any of the bodies involved that state or prescribe how long a repair should take It’s likley that your builders contract will contain words like reasonable […]

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