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Who Are We?

Here at Snagging Lists, we’re a professional snagging company that provide snagging surveys in the Peterlee area.

We provide our clients with the option of two inspection levels: a pre-completion inspection and a post-completion inspection.

Our pre-completion inspection adheres to the standards set by the New Homes Quality Board, serving as an entry-level assessment of your home.

Our snagging surveyors have found that over half of new-build properties have some kind of hidden defects and we have had homes that have had anywhere between 50 and 150 problems.

For a more comprehensive evaluation, we offer a post-completion inspection that involves a detailed examination, utilising advanced equipment when necessary.

Having our team of Peterlee experts go through the new build to make sure everything is installed correctly, and functioning correctly and also testing everything to make sure things work correctly is a very important step that we would suggest for any property.

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Why Choose Us?

At Snagging Lists, we are a professional Peterlee snagging company that provides comprehensive snagging solutions in the form of a detailed snagging report.

Our Peterlee team is highly experienced and knowledgeable, with a deep understanding of construction standards, regulations, and common issues that arise in new builds or renovations.

Newly built homes are known for minor defects or “snags” caused by poor workmanship or equipment. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to the home snagging lists we provide.

Our meticulous approach ensures that we identify even the smallest of defects or unfinished tasks, ensuring that your property is in pristine condition before you take ownership.

Our expert inspectors have also found major snags which have failed to building regulations.

It is important to check that everything is fitted correctly and also fitted properly, to double check that any light switches and plug sockets are all working accordingly.

By availing of our snagging services, you can potentially save significant costs and time. Our thorough inspections help catch and rectify issues early on, avoiding potential problems down the line that could lead to costly repairs or delays.

Clients will often ask us “do I need a snagging list for my new build home?” We would always suggest a snagging list, especially for a new build home.

If you are buying a brand new home that is meant to be in perfect condition, we and our whole team think that if the damage has occurred during the building process, it should be addressed there and then while you are still covered by insurance.

Choosing Snagging Lists means gaining peace of mind knowing that your property has been thoroughly inspected by experts in Peterlee. After all, there’s a reason we were voted best snagging company in the UK.

You can move into your new home or commence operations in your commercial property with confidence, knowing that any snagging issues have been addressed as part of the building survey.

Snagging List Specialists Peterlee

At Snagging Lists, we pride ourselves as specialists in providing top-notch snagging lists and snagging surveys.

With our expertise and attention to detail, we are dedicated to assisting homeowners, property developers, and buyers in ensuring that their properties meet the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

Our experienced team of professionals in Peterlee understands the intricacies of identifying defects, issues, and unfinished tasks in both residential and commercial properties.

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What is a Snagging List?

A home snagging list, sometimes referred to as a snagging checklist, is a list of items identified by an architect or contract administrator at the inspection stage of a building project.

These are typically items which need attention, but not significant enough to delay the completion of the project.

The main purpose of a snagging list is to find minor or cosmetic issues that need fixing prior to you moving in.

Will also help a property developer complete further work to fix things that may have been missed or damaged in the building process.

If there is a breakdown in communication between both you and your house builder in Peterlee, your warranty provider can offer a resolution free of charge.

However the developer will expect the building contractor to fix the items on the snagging list promptly.

The Snagging List will be created following a thorough Snagging Inspection ideally as soon as the completion certificate has been issued.

A Snagging Survey is a worthwhile investment for anyone moving into a property or buying a new property.

The Benefits of Snagging Lists

Listed below are some of the biggest benefits of having a Snagging List:

Snagging Lists We Offer

Listed below are some of the Snagging Lists we offer here at Snagging Lists:

Pre-Completion Snagging List Peterlee

A pre-completion snagging list is a document prepared before the final completion of a construction project, typically for a new build property.

It is compiled by the architect, contract administrator, or the buyer of the property during a thorough inspection before the handover from previous owners of the property.

You should have been given a guide completion date by your contractor, which is ideally written into your building contract.

Post-Completion Snagging List Peterlee

A post-completion snagging list is a document created after the completion of a construction project, typically for a new build property.

It serves as a detailed record of any defects, issues, or unfinished tasks that need to be addressed by the developer or contractor.

The aim of a commercial snagging list is to get the housing developers to complete further work to fix things that may have been missed or damaged in the building process.

It is important to have your new house fully checked out as you don’t want to experience any blockages or smells ruining your experience in your brand new home.

New Build Snagging List Peterlee

During the inspection for practical completion of a new build property, a list is compiled by the architect or contract administrator.

This list includes items that require attention but do not pose significant obstacles to the completion of the project. These identified items are then added to a new home snagging list.

A common question we get asked is will a new build snagging survey be worth it and we would argue that getting a snagging survey done on a new build is much more important than an older property as defects are much more common.

Commercial Snagging List Peterlee

A snagging list is created during the inspection for practical completion of a commercial property project, typically prepared by the architect or contract administrator.

This list comprises items that require attention, albeit not significant enough to cause a delay in practical completion.

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What Does a Snagging List Include?

A snagging list typically includes a detailed inventory of defects, issues, or unfinished tasks that need attention or rectification in a property.

Here are some common items that can be included in a snagging list:

  1. Cosmetic issues: This may include paintwork imperfections, scratches, dents, or marks on walls, ceilings, or floors.
  2. Joinery and carpentry: Checking all the doors for misalignment, windows, or cabinets, loose handles, or unfinished woodwork. It is vitally important to make sure all the fittings are secure and working correctly.
  3. Electrical and plumbing: Non-functional switches, sockets, or lights, leaking taps, inadequate water pressure, or plumbing fixtures not working properly.
  4. Finishing and decoration: Incomplete or poorly finished plasterwork, uneven or poorly installed tiles, gaps or cracks in skirting boards, or missing grout.
  5. Fixtures and fittings: Damaged or incorrectly installed fixtures, such as door handles, locks, or bathroom fittings.
  6. Insulation and ventilation: Issues with insulation, improper ventilation, or inadequate soundproofing.
  7. Structural concerns: Cracks in walls, uneven floors, or any other structural issues that may affect the stability or safety of the building.
  8. External areas: Problems with paving, landscaping, fencing, or drainage around the property.
  9. Heating and cooling systems: Issues with the functionality or performance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
  10. Health and safety concerns: Any hazards or non-compliance with safety regulations, such as exposed wires, trip hazards, or inadequate fire safety measures.

The snagging list serves as a comprehensive document that outlines all the areas that require attention, allowing the developer or contractor to address and rectify these issues before the property is handed over to the buyer or occupant.

How Much does a Snagging Survey Cost?

Snagging surveys typically have a price range of £300 to £900. As the homebuyer, it is generally expected that you will be responsible for covering the cost of the survey.

While you can try to negotiate including the cost in the contract with the builder, it is customary for the purchaser to bear the expense.

We would always suggest that after spending so much money on a property it is better to be safe than sorry, and paying that extra bit for a snagging report  to give you and your family peace of mind in your new home.


“I couldn’t be happier with the snagging service provided by Snagging Lists. Their attention to detail and thoroughness in identifying defects were truly impressive. Thanks to their comprehensive snagging report, I was able to address issues with my new property before moving in. Highly recommend their services!” – John

“Snagging Lists exceeded my expectations with their exceptional service. Their team was professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to ensuring a top-notch snagging survey. Their detailed report helped me negotiate with the builder and achieve the perfect finish.” – Emma

“I am incredibly satisfied with the snagging survey conducted by Snagging Lists. They provided a comprehensive report that allowed me to address all the necessary repairs promptly.” – David


Listed below are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding Snagging Lists and Snagging Surveys:

When Should I Have My Snagging Survey Carried Out?

You should have your Snagging Survey carried out before the exchange of contracts with the developer and before your transition into your new home.

Some developers will not allow you to carry out a Snagging Survey at this stage, it is recommended to arrange one as soon as possible after moving in.

While you can technically have your Snagging Survey conducted up to two years after you move into your new home, we would always suggest the sooner the better.

If any defects are found within the two year period the house builder are legally obliged to fix anything they may find during the inspection.

How Long Do Snagging Surveys Take?

A snagging survey typically takes up to five hours to conduct.

It is a very important to meticulously examine each and every aspect of the property to identify any faults or potential issues that could arise in the future.

What Is Included In My Snagging List?

A snagging list contains a comprehensive inventory of all the identified issues or ‘snags’ within the property, primarily including defects such as paintwork damage or incomplete tasks throughout the premises.

Occasionally, more significant concerns may be uncovered, such as extensive cracks in work surfaces or improperly installed appliances.

Can The House Builder Refuse to Fix the Defects?

House builders are responsible for correcting any defect caused by their failure to build in accordance to the standards that are set out by their warranty.

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We value your feedback and inquiries. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our comprehensive snagging list services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our dedicated team at Snagging Lists is here to assist you.

We look forward to hearing from you and providing the support you need to ensure your property meets the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

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