New Build Independent Snagging

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Member of Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)

Member of Residential Property Surveyors Association (MRPSA)

Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Professional Indemnity Insurance cover

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About NBIS

NBIS is an independent snagging service concentrating, specifically on new build properties in the Lincolnshire area. We know a new home is an investment of your time and money, so it is our aim to ensure it is built correctly and in accordance with the current building regulations.

Your home will be thoroughly inspected using a range of equipment – a comprehensive report provided for you of any defects found throughout the inspection.

I, as company director, have 37 years of experience in the construction industry, including 14 years as a building inspector for NHBC and LABC – however, I now work independently. I am also a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)

Our Mission. To ensure the homeowner has peace of mind that their new home has had a thorough independent inspection and has been built in line with building regulations and the warranty providers manual/standards and that any defects are identified.

Our Prices & Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 6pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 12pm
Sunday: Closed

Common Questions

What is a snagging list?

A snagging list will identify any defects in your home that is a breach of the building regulation or the warranty providers technical manual, your builder will be liable to fix these under the warranty period.

What might a snagger pick up that I couldn’t pick up myself?

You may well pick up scratches on surfaces, uneven paint on walls, chips, minor cracks, all of these can be listed and reported to the builder to put right. A snagger will have specialist equipment at their disposal, for example, a thermal imaging camera and a laser level for checking floors for flatness and they will be looking for more serious issues that may not have been picked up.

When would be the best time to arrange for a snagger to come into my new property?

The best time would be at exchange of contracts with the builder – however, you have 2 years from the date of completion to report any defects and have these remediated under the cover of the 10-year warranty. Generally, during the first two years from completion of building work it remains the responsibility of the person who carried out the work to put right any damage or defects. This is known as the defect liability period.

NBIS were fantastic from start to finish.

NBIS were fantastic from start to finish. Talked me through the process and conducted a very thorough inspection, highlighting issues that, even for someone in the industry, wouldn’t have picked up.

Thank you

NBIS snagging offer a great service, Kelly was very friendly and professional, all in all it was a positive experience, thank you

Would definitely recommend.

Very fast response and excellent service all around. Would definitely recommend.

I would highly recommend Kelly

I feel it is the best money well spent in the process of buying our house.
Kelly is a very knowledgeable man who picked up on things I would never have known.
He found 164 snags nothing major but things that should not be there on a newly built home,
I would highly recommend Kelly

I would recommend Kelly if you are buying a new built house anywhere in Lincolnshire.

Kelly is a very experienced and professional snagger with decades of experience in the building industry.

On the appointment day, Kelly arrived on time and spent 3 hours in my property, flagging several issues that I would never have been able to discover myself.

Just 3 days after the visit, Kelly provided a very thorough yet visual list with many images that I could provide to my house builder. The list is quite easy to follow, but Kelly was kind enough to allow me to phone him if I was unsure about certain issues. He is very professional and nice.

Having Kelly around to give a second opinion about the house and flagging the key issues to sort out has given me piece of mind.

Overall, I would recommend Kelly if you are buying a new built house anywhere in Lincolnshire.

Very nice bloke and has provided advice even after our appointment.

Pleased we used Kelly’s services else we would not have known all the problems we were dealing with in our new home and may never have been rectified. Worth every penny considering this will be the biggest purchase you will ever make- you want it to be safe & up to standards. Very nice bloke and has provided advice even after our appointment.

I recommend anyone buying a new build property to use NBIS’s services for a snagging report.

NBIS were really flexible with changing our appointment date a few times due to completion delays. Kelly from NBIS was very thorough, observing issues and snags that we would have otherwise missed and explained how the issues could be resolved. They also took time to go through the final report with us so we fully understood the issues observed. I recommend anyone buying a new build property to use NBIS’s services for a snagging report.

We would highly recommend Kelly

Kelly provided us an excellent service. He was very flexible and accommodating with the little time and notice we gave him to be able to inspect our new home.
He answered any questions or queries we had to put our minds at ease. We would highly recommend Kelly and his company to anyone after the professional, honest and hard working service which was shown to me and my partner, while we were transitioning into our new home.

Big thank you to Kelly

After a long search of trying to find someone reliable to inspect our property we finally came across NBIS and I cannot recommend enough. We had a very quick response and the work completed at our home was thorough with straight to the point feedback. Big thank you to Kelly for being so friendly and helpful with everything.