Professional Snagging For Your New Home

Professional Snaggers to help with your new home

Lively Professional Services are an independent, privately run company specialising in providing a professional snagging service to new build home buyers. Our service ensures that any issues or defects with your newly built home are discovered – even those you might not know to look for. 

We are not associated with any developer, house builder or warranty provider, which means we are able to provide a completely unbiased service solely for you the new homeowner.

What is Snagging?

Snagging is the process of checking new builds for minor faults that need to be rectified.

If you don’t get a snagging inspection done before you move into your new home then you could end up paying out a lot more money down the road when defects begin to appear.


Why use a Professional Snagging Company?

New homes are constructed in all weathers using materials and subcontractors during its construction. During this process your new home transforms from a bare piece of earth to your dream home.

Using a professional Snagging company can eliminate the stress and worry of you having to identify any defects once you have moved into your new home. It is important that any defects are identified within your new home and reported to your builder as soon as possible.

Our highly qualified inspectors will produce a detailed defects report following their visual inspection of your new home which you can present to your builder, enabling them to rectify the defects that have been identified.

How Does Professional Snagging Work? 


A professional snagger will come to your home with a checklist


They will check the exterior and interior of your new build home for defects


At the end of the snagging service, you will be handed a report of findings that you can give to your builder

For a free quote, get in contact with us today.

Why Use Lively Professional For Your Snagging Inspection?

My mission is to create one of the country’s leading professional snagging companies that would help raise standards within newly built homes, helping new homeowners protect their investment and achieve the quality of home you deserve, giving you piece of mind in the knowledge that your new home has been built to the current Building Regulations and standards.

My extensive knowledge and experience of the housing industry ensures I can give my customers the best possible service and support I can, this is something that I am extremely passionate about, putting my customers first, listening and working with you every step of the way, before and after I have completed your inspection.

Having worked in the housing industry for over 40 years I have gained extensive knowledge and experience, knowing how your new home has been constructed, helping to identify defects others may not see. Having helped hundreds of customers avoid unnecessary costs by identifying defects they would not expect to find.

During my inspections I often find serious defects relating to fire safety, missing insulation, breaches in Building Regulations and many more issues.

My reports are easy to follow, and every defect is photographed with a location, a trade assigned, as well as a clear description of the defect.

All my photographs are time and date stamped, which helps when logging your defects with your builder. I carry out all snagging inspections myself, and do not use any subcontractors, ensuring the high consistency of my reports. I take time to answer any questions my customers have before, during and after my inspection. I fully explain my findings once I have completed your report, and endeavour to make sure you receive the electronic copy of your report the same day, for you to send to your builder.

Hear what my customers have to say

Lively Professional Services Ltd was recommended to us by professional in the Housing/Building field, as we were looking to commission a structural and snagging inspection/report on our new build property. We received an incredibly professional service, which was supported by Ian’s extremely extensive knowledge and experience in this field. His rigorous inspection has proven to be worth its weight in gold. Nothing was too much trouble, all of our questions answered, and advice given in an fair, open and honest way. The service didn’t end after the inspection, aftercare questions and correspondence have continued. I would 100% recommend and use this company again, without hesitation. A 5-star rating was easy to give.


I was very pleased to have found Ian to look over my first BTL property, a new build apartment. He found all sorts of snags that I just wouldn’t have spotted myself. Ian obviously has years of experience in this industry, is friendly and efficient. The service he provides is worth it’s weight in gold.


Ian came round within 24 hours of me contacting him as I was against the clock. He was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and very efficient. He identified faults I would never have picked up on in a million years and he put my mind at rest that I would get everything fixed that needed to be. Couldn’t recommend him enough.


Would definitely recommend Lively Professional Services Fantastic Service. Ian was professional & quick to answer emails & calls, and booking my appointment was a simple process. Ian’s explanation of the snagging work was easy to read & the finished report was emailed to me the same afternoon once the survey was complete. A very straightforward & easy process to which we are extremely grateful you move house & buy a new build then you need Ian it’s that simple. Fantastic service throughout thank you Ian.


What Our Snagging Inspection Will Cover In Your New Build Home

During our visual inspection of your new home, it is our aim to identify and itemise any defects both internally and externally including any garden areas, drives and garage if applicable. The areas that we cannot inspect will be detailed in the report. Following our visual inspection, a detailed defects report will be produced and sent to you. 

Our inspector will report upon the main aspects of the property to an accepted benchmark quality standard, normally the NHBC standard both internally and externally.


What Our Snagging Inspection Does Not Cover

We do not undertake inspections of any:

  • Central Heating Systems
  • Electrical and Fire Systems
  • Plumbing installations
  • Drainage Systems
  • Telecoms and Broadband
  • TV Systems
  • Home Automation Systems

When Should You Call In A Professional Snagging Company?

Prior to the legal completion of your new home, your builder will invite you for a home demonstration. At this meeting, the builder will show you around your new house and demonstrate how the systems and appliances work. During the inspection, the builder will give you the opportunity to identify any snags/defects within the property.

If the builder will allow access prior to you legally completing your property then this is the ideal time to call us in. However, some builders will not allow this. In this instance, once you have legally completed your property and received your keys, this is the time to call us to inspect your property.

Keep in mind that most professional snaggers are usually booked weeks if not months in advance. Expecting to secure your professional snagger with a week or ten days’ notice could be difficult and could result in disappointment, so book the services the minute you know your completion date.

Building Thermal Imaging Scan

Lively Professional Services are now pleased to be able to offer our customers a Professional Thermal Imaging Scan of their new home during our inspection, during the months of October – March.

Infrared Thermography is a non-destructive thermal scan of your home using an infrared camera. The camera can identify thermal differences (Temperature) within the building or its fabric. These differences can be seen and analysed when using a thermal imaging camera and its software which allows us to identify any construction faults such as insulation defects, cold spots, water damage and heat loss within your home or heating system.

This scan can be incorporated with your snagging survey or carried out separately. Our surveyor is certified to Level 1 Infrared Thermography which meets the requirements set by ISO 18436 and ASNT SNT TC 1A. Please enquire regarding the costs as we can include this alongside your snagging survey.

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Throughout the whole process Ian has been great. Keeping in contact at every stage, we have been aware of everything that has been going on. With the amount of attention to detail in the snagging report that we received that was also sent the same day. It was easy to understand and work from. Well worth his fee, could not recommend more on a new build home!

Alex Clegg

Ian is highly professional and knowledgeable in his field, this is evident in how he carries out the inspection and points out to you details that you would not have thought about or even noticed. The report is highly detailed with photographs and enabled us to provide our house builder with the list of snags at the earliest stage so that we can engage with them while trades are onsite. I would recommend Ian to provide a snagging report as my first choice.

Ivan Buckle

Extremely professional, efficient and reassuring service: was nervous about buying a new-build, but Ian's expertise has made a huge difference. Also faultlessly helpful and polite and answered all my (possibly stupid) questions! Can't recommend him enough and the service is worth every penny.

Rebecca Hornby

Cannot recommended Ian enough.
Ian was amazing so helpful with great information and hints and tips!
Ian has amazing attention to detail, Ian sat with us after and explained everything, Within 2 hours of Ian leaving we had a full in-depth report.
Thank you so much Ian you was amazing and I will fully recommend you to friends & family.

Tinashe Lincoln

Coronavirus Update


Dear Customer,


Following the Government Guidelines, we are now happy to accept bookings on occupied properties as well as those empty.
We will maintain a safe distance when conducting our inspections and wear suitable PPE where possible.


For any customers already booked for a snagging survey I will be contacting you to discuss rearranging your appointment.

If you have any questions or wish to make a booking, please contact me on 07792 261820 or email @

We value your custom and wish all our customers the best during these worrying times, please stay safe.


Kind Regards