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    • ..ukeuro
    • By ..ukeuro 12th Jan 18, 2:42 PM
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    New Build - DIY Snagging
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    • 12th Jan 18, 2:42 PM
    New Build - DIY Snagging 12th Jan 18 at 2:42 PM
    Dear All, I am currently awaiting to move into my new Taylor Wimpey home. All being well, I should hopefully move in within the next 6-8 weeks. Contracts have been exchanged. Whilst I am aware, that the builders / developers do their own snagging of the property, I have read numerous reports online about people who have moved into new build homes, only to then be left with several / numerous snagging problems. I am aware that no new build home is ever perfect. Therefore, when I have my own home demonstration visit, I would really like to be well equipped and do my own snagging. With this in mind, can anyone advise of any online DIY snagging checklists, or can anyone advise if I should (or can!?!) use a professional snagger? Any opinions / suggestions appreciated. Thank you!!
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    • Kiran
    • By Kiran 12th Jan 18, 3:53 PM
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    No problem using a professional, you are entitled to seek help if you need it however you will pay the bill for this service. Unfortunately there isn't going to be a checklist showing you everything you need to look out for, that comes through experience of snagging buildings.
    Some people don't exaggerate........... They just remember big!
    • Nile
    • By Nile 12th Jan 18, 7:14 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 7:14 PM
    Dear All, I am currently awaiting to move into my new Taylor Wimpey home. All being well, I should hopefully move in within the next 6-8 weeks. Contracts have been exchanged. Whilst I am aware, that the builders / developers do their own snagging of the property, I have read numerous reports online about people who have moved into new build homes, only to then be left with several / numerous snagging problems. I am aware that no new build home is ever perfect. Therefore, when I have my own home demonstration visit, I would really like to be well equipped and do my own snagging. With this in mind, can anyone advise of any online DIY snagging checklists, or can anyone advise if I should (or can!?!) use a professional snagger? Any opinions / suggestions appreciated. Thank you!!
    Originally posted by ..ukeuro
    Hi ukeuro

    I hope you'll get lots of tips from our helpful members, my tip is to take a tape measure with you.

    When my home was being built, I spotted that underneath the utility room sink, the two spaces for white goods weren't even/equal. It resulted in an extra wide space on one side and the other space was far too narrow/small for anything to fit. I got them to rip it out and start again...........well before I got the keys and moved in.

    I hope all goes well and you'll be very happy in your new home.

    Regards

    Nile
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