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New build homes : fire safety explained, from a home buyers perspective.

Fire Safety in Residential Buildings: NHBC Standards and Building Regulation. This blog looks at the regulations and requirements for safe escape routes in residential buildings, focusing on NHBC (National House-Building Council) standards and Building Regulations.  It’s just the basics , there is a lot more detail if anyone wants to.comment […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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