Pre-completion Snagging inspection

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What is a pre-completion Snagging inspection?

Pre-Completion Inspections, also known as PCI Inspections are a crucial part of the home buying process. A new build snagging inspection is carried out on new-build houses before the developer officially hands them over to the buyer.

The purpose of a PCI new build snagging inspection is to identify any defects or issues in the property that need to be rectified before final handover. This could include anything from cosmetic issues, such as paint touch-ups to more significant structural defects.

All PCI Inspections must follow the NHQB guide that outlines the scope of the inspection. we provide a thorough assessment of your property to ensure that everything complies.

Pre-completion new build snagging inspections are only allowed to be carried out by an independent inspector, rather than the developer or builder to ensure that any issues are identified objectively, without any potential bias towards the builders interests.

Whats included

  • Utilisation of Pre-completion Inspection Checklist
  • Assessment of Windows, Glazing, and Doors
  • Examination of Internal Walls and Joinery
  • Inspection of Tiles & Sanitary Ware (Baths, Shower Trays, Basins, Taps, Sinks, Towel Rail)
  • Evaluation of Services (Lights, Sockets, Wiring, Consumer Unit, Extractors, Heating, Door Bell)
  • Review of Appliances (Cooker, Hob, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine)
  • Analysis of External Walls, Vents, and Drains
  • Gardens and Driveways¬†
  • Examination of Chimney, Roof, and Gutters
  • Inspection of Garage, Balcony, and Porch
  • Ensuring Health and Safety Compliance (Scaffolding, Roads, Footpaths, Tidiness)

Pre-Completion Inspection

Please call for a quote for 6 Bedroom Houses or over 2500 sq.ft
  • 1 - 3 Bedroom Apartment ¬£300
  • 1 - 2 Bedroom House ¬£350
  • 3 Bedroom House ¬£400
  • 4 Bedroom House ¬£450
  • 5 Bedroom House ¬£500

10 reasons why having a New Build Snagging Inspection survey for your new home is a good idea:

Early Issue Detection:

PCI surveys identify construction issues before completion, allowing builders to rectify problems before you move in, saving you from future inconvenience.

Quality Assurance:

Ensures that your new home is built to the highest quality standards, giving you confidence in the construction and workmanship.

Compliance Check:

PCI new build snagging inspections ensure that the construction complies with local building codes and regulations, ensuring the safety and legality of your property.

Avoid Post-Move Disruptions:

By addressing issues before moving in, you can avoid the disruptions and inconveniences that come with post-move repairs and construction work.

Peace of Mind:

Provides you with peace of mind, knowing that your home has been professionally inspected and that any issues have been resolved before you make it your residence.

Optimal Functionality:

PCI surveys ensure that all systems and features in your new home function properly, from plumbing and electrical systems to appliances and fixtures.


Provides legal documentation of the property's condition before completion, which can be valuable in case of disputes or warranty claims in the future.

Customised Inspection:

PCI surveys can be tailored to focus on specific areas of concern, ensuring that unique features or requests are thoroughly inspected.

Maximise Home Investment:

By ensuring the quality and integrity of your new home, a PCI survey protects your investment, maintaining its value and preventing future depreciation due to unresolved issues.

Builder Accountability:

Holds builders accountable for any defects or substandard work, ensuring that they fulfill their obligations before the property is handed over to you.

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Areas we cover

  • Hertfordshire
  • Bedfordshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Essex
  • Berkshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Suffolk
  • Lincolnshire
  • Derbyshire
  • Warwickshire
  • London

More About Sure Snag 360 Surveys

At Sure Snag 360, we specialise in Level 2 Home Buyers Surveys, Level 3 Building Surveys and New Build Snagging Surveys, delivering meticulous inspections across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Essex, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and London.  We are independent chartered residential property surveyors accredited by the CIOB and the RPSA that solely focus on residential surveying unlike RICS surveyors who are more focussed on commercial properties.  Our comprehensive New Build Snagging Survey, Level 2 Home Buyers Survey and Level 3 Building Survey provides detailed reports for you or your builder, enabling correction of defects before you move in.  With over 30 years’ experience in the building industry, constructing new homes and managing builds to NHBC standards at a senior level, our expertise is unmatched.  By choosing us, you access the best level of service as we excel in spotting hidden defects and snags that might otherwise be overlooked.  Our commitment to thoroughness, precision and your satisfaction underscores every New Build Snagging Inspection, Level 2 or Level 3 Survey.  Get in touch to enquire about our New Build Snagging Survey, Level 2 Home Buyers Surveys or Level 3 Building Survey prices or book your Level 2 Home Buyers Survey, Level 3 Building Survey or Snagging Survey today.

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