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Professional New Build Snagging Inspections in Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent, Essex & Cambridge at Affordable Rates

Snag Wise Ltd are an independent professional snagging company that are here to help newbuild homeowners throughout East Anglia. We find on average 150+ defects when inspecting new build homes, that is 130 more than the average homeowner. 

About Us

Snag Wise Ltd are an independent professional new build snagging company. We are based in Ipswich, Suffolk and cover all areas within the East Anglia region.

We specialise in providing highly detailed snagging surveys for new build homeowners throughout East Anglia. Popular areas include Essex, Cambridge, Kent, Suffolk and Norfolk to name a few.

Snag Wise were founded to give new build homeowners confidence and provide peace of mind that their home has been completed to the correct building standards and quality.

Our experienced award-winning professional snagging surveyors specialise in providing detailed snagging reports, created for our clients using the latest high-tech equipment and software available on the market.

What We Do

We pride ourselves in providing a customer friendly, professional snagging service, with the client’s best interests at the forefront of what we do. Following on from one of our snagging surveys, all of our reports are user friendly and are distributed to our clients within 48 hours of inspection. Our snagging reports are designed with photographic evidence and detailed descriptions to ensure defects are clear for the developer to action. All of our snagging reports can be passed onto building developers to rectify any defects raised as part of their two-year warranty.

Our goal is for our clients to feel confident that any major defects within their home are identified or just to provide some peace of mind so they can go ahead and enjoy their new home without worry!

Why Choose Us?

At Snag Wise Ltd, our team endeavour to achieve the best for our customers’ biggest investment.

With passionate, experienced, and award-winning snagging professionals carrying out our inspections and a dedicated quality control team to provide accurate and comprehensive reports, we can rest easy knowing we have helped our customers gain the home that they deserve.

Affordable & Fully Insured

We offer affordable rates for our snagging services when compared to our competitors and are a fully insured limited company.

Raising New-Build Standards

Our snagging inspectors have worked and won awards with various new build home warranty providers such as the NHBC & Premier Guarantee.

5 Star Customer Satisfaction

We are proud to say that our previous customers have rated our services highly and would recommend our services to others.


We have our own in house dedicated quality control team, ensuring we produce the most accurate and comprehensive reports for our customers, within 48 hours of inspection. 

Professional Trusted

All of our snagging inspectors are award winning construction management professionals.

Comprehensive Snagging Reports

Our reports are one of the most comprehensive on the market in the UK and include thermal imaging & drone roof inspections.

We find an average of per inspection

What Is Included

Our snagging inspection service is one of the most thorough and comprehensive on the market and here is what is included when booking our services. Our snagging inspections will cover all aspects of your home including any landscaped areas and any outbuildings such as garages or carports.

We also provide a thermal imaging service which comes as standard with all our inspections, totally free of charge. We like to provide this free service as we believe that this is imperative when snagging any new build property. This is because of the benefits that thermal imaging can provide as it is perfect for identifying cold bridging, insulation voids, poor installation or faulty window/door sets and is key in ensuring that the heating system is running efficiently.

 Other important aspects of the home are also checked during our inspections which include plumbing and electrics, insulation, safety compliance and much more.  We like to leave all of our clients after any inspection, feeling confident in what has been covered, what has been logged with sufficient evidence, and we will be sure to leave no stone unturned. By identifying any major or minor issues early on within the builder’s two-year warranty period, this will save you a lot of headache and any disappointments in the long run!  We have listed some brief examples below of what can be expected to be checked during our snagging inspections below.


Our Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews.
Eric Acheampong
Eric Acheampong
My experience with Snag Wise Ltd was nothing short of excellent. Jake arrived on time and was meticulous in his checks. He kept me updated throughout the day. I was pleased with the snagging report, which was quite detailed and incorporated issues I had mentioned that would not ordinarily be obvious to a visiting inspector. Snag Wise is value for money - Jake spent eight long hours on a job well done. The fact that the builder has responded positively to the snagging report is testament to the quality of Jake’s work. I strongly recommend Snag Wise Ltd.
Charlotte Whiley
Charlotte Whiley
After buying a new build and realising that compiling a snag list would take ages, I engaged the help of snag wise. I felt the price for the service we received was extremely good value. Jake and his colleague spent a whole day at the house and produced an extremely detailed report which I then passed straight to the builder. Apart from the cosmetic snags, Jake also highlighted some snags which I would have had no idea about so it was definitely worthwhile getting snag wise involved. Also it’s worth mentioning that we have an ICW warranty which are not as common as NHBC but the report was tailored specifically with the ICW warranty in mind. Thanks for all your help!
Micky Lawton
Micky Lawton
Jake was recommended by one of our neighbours. Whilst doing their snagging inspection, he noticed an issue with our property and asked our neighbours to let us know about it so we could get it sorted. Our house builder gave us very short notice to move in and only 7 days to complete our snagging form. Jake came round on short noticed and prepared our report (with nearly 200 issues) in a very short space of time so we could send it to our house builder within their deadlines. The report was very detailed, included references to building regulations and included pictures of the issues, which was very useful for when tradesmen were sent round to sort the issues. As well as explaining some of the issues to me on the day of the inspection, Jake was also very helpful afterwards when I had some questions about some of the issues. I would highly recommend Jake to anyone who needs a snagging inspection.
Steven Reynolds
Steven Reynolds
Snag Wise came to do a snagging report on our new home near the end of November and we were extremely impressed with the professionalism and helpful attitude of both Jake and Mark. They were with us for about seven hours and snagged the property inside and out leaving no stone unturned. They pointed things out to us that we would have never noticed ourselves. We feel that the price we paid was worth every penny, we would certainly recommend them to anyone who wanted to have their home snagged. We can’t thank them enough for the helpful, thoughtful and professional attitude and attention they gave us right from the time of booking to sending us the final report. Once again thank you Snag Wise.👍🙏
Mark Safier
Mark Safier
Fantastic service from start to finish and would recommend to anyone buying a new property - Jake was responsive and accommodated a change in dates for my completion and during the visit to my new home was a consummate professional, diligent and thorough in his inspection providing a report with pictures and priority levels making my feedback to the home builder so easy to hold them to account for many many more minor defects than I would ever have spotted or had the knowledge to do so. Thank you for such a cost effective, quality service - recommended to my next door neighbour immediately without hesitation !
Sam Shore
Sam Shore
A 5star review just simply is not enough to rate Jake @ SnagWise! He was on time, polite & respectful, honest & Reliable with very professional approach and the information and knowledge he has is reassuring to know. We Recently had our home snagged as we had come across some concerns & to no surprise it was as bad as we expected it to be. Jake was very thorough with his inspection, he knew where to look for the hidden problems! He is a Top man & I would recommend him and SnagWise to everyone.
Rachel Haskell
Rachel Haskell
Buying a new build means doing the dreaded snag list. You get a short amount of time by the developer to find snags and send them back to them so they can fix them. We heard about Snagwise via friends and booked them straight away. 196 snags were found!! It has taken a huge weight off our shoulders knowing our home has been thoroughly, professionally checked over. No stone was left unturned! The report provided is extremely detailed, with photos and a clear explanation of the issue along with advice for the developer to rectify the issue. We cannot recommend Snagwise enough. Amazing value, super friendly, and extremely professional. Thank you again!
Abbie Connell-Smith
Abbie Connell-Smith
Snagwise carried out a snagging survey on my new build and I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending them. From the outset Jake was extremely efficient in responding to emails and very professional. Jake and David visited to carry out the survey and both were very really friendly and incredibly thorough, and provided a very detailed report afterwards. Jake also went the extra mile to help us with an issue with the house we experienced further down the line which was much appreciated.
Sarah Catchpole
Sarah Catchpole
I could not recommend Jake at Snagwise enough. He's really quick to respond to queries and messages on social media and was quick to fit us in around our completion date. The actual work was done super efficiently and we had the report back in the time frame needed to send over to the builders. Jake is really friendly and really quick to answer any questions i had after getting the report. The report picked up on things we would have never seen so it is 100% money well spent. I would recommend getting a snagger to anyone and definitely recommend Snagwise. Thanks again.
alex barnes
alex barnes
Jake has gone into great depth with his snagging report and has helped identify all the little faults that we wouldn’t have noticed recommend anyone to use snag wise great customer service

Get in touch

If you’re interested in booking a professional snagging inspection in any areas of Essex, Cambridge, Kent, Suffolk or Norfolk, you can book online today using our online booking system. Alternatively, if you have any further questions or would prefer to make a booking via email or over the phone, please do feel free to contact us

What's included?

Our snagging inspection service is one of the most thorough and comprehensive on the market and here is what is included when booking our services. Our snagging inspections will cover all aspects of your home including any landscaped areas and any outbuildings such as garages or carports.

Fire Safety Compliance

Alarm Systems

Fire Doors

Fire Stopping

Loft hatches

Party Walls


Electrical System

Consumer Units


Socket Testing



Door Bells

Extractor Fans

Meter Boxes


Loft & Insulation

Roof Truss Fixing & Bracing

Insulation Requirements


Eaves Ventilation

Spandrel Panels


Party Walls & Gable Ends

Plumbing & Heating


Water Cylinders


Under Floor Systems

Hot & Cold Pipework

Waste Pipework

Soil Pipes

Sanitary Wear

Gas Hobs

Meter Boxes & Isolators

Windows & Doors

Landscapes & Driveways

Drainage & Water Run Off

Block Paving

False Chimneys

Entrance Canopies

Roof Tiling & Thatching

Application of Sealants


Fascia’s & Soffits

Downpipes & Gutters


Windows & Doors

External Works

Brickwork, Mortar & Masonry 


False Chimneys

Entrance Canopies

Roof Tiling & Thatching

Application of Sealants


Fascia’s & Soffits

Downpipes & Gutters


Windows & Doors

Windows & Doors




Fire Safety

Trickle Vents


Thermal Imaging

Windows & Doors


Underfloor Heating


Carpentry & Joinery

Skirtings & Architraves


Internal Doors


Window Boards

Kitchens & Bathrooms

Worktops & Upstands



Hobs & Hoods


Cupboard Doors


Toilets, Basins & Baths

Shower Trays & Enclosures

Shower Screens

Mastic & Tiling

Plastering & Drylining

Wall & Ceiling Tolerances

Cracks & Over fill

Plaster Board Joining


Level Checks

Painting & Decorating




Window Boards





Extraction & Ventilation

Internal Extraction

Gas Flues

Overrun Timer Checks

External Extraction Checks

Ventilation Checks

Technical Standards

Level Checks


Quality Of Workmanship

Floor Coverings