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07-08-2018, 11:15   #1
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Engineer for Snag Report - New Build

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Our new build home is due to be finished at the end of September in West Cork.


Can anyone here recommend me a Cork based engineering firm that will create a snag report on the property?


So far I've got a quote from 1 firm of €440. Is this in or around the going rate?
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07-08-2018, 12:27   #2
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Got one in Clare for €200 so seems a bit pricey
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07-08-2018, 15:21   #3
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Hi All,


Our new build home is due to be finished at the end of September in West Cork.


Can anyone here recommend me a Cork based engineering firm that will create a snag report on the property?


So far I've got a quote from 1 firm of €440. Is this in or around the going rate?
€440 for a firm to do it would be normal, they have over heads, insurance, salaries etc

Remember, a snag is not a survey or inspection, its a visual check that all visual snags are complete, painting, little issues with defects etc

Most people get a Building Surveyor to do this, or a handyman, builder etc

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Got one in Clare for €200 so seems a bit pricey
Who done the snag?
A firm? Sole Trader? Handy man? etc
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Get a professional to do the job. The builder cant argue with that but he wont pay any attention to the local chancer
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Hi All,


Our new build home is due to be finished at the end of September in West Cork.


Can anyone here recommend me a Cork based engineering firm that will create a snag report on the property?


So far I've got a quote from 1 firm of €440. Is this in or around the going rate?
Was it a city-based engineering firm? You might get better value by looking at a firm closer to the property.
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07-08-2018, 17:50   #6
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Get a professional to do the job. The builder cant argue with that but he wont pay any attention to the local chancer
The builder pays attention to any snag, as is required for payment. It doesn't matter who they are.

When I am on site, the snag lists written on foolscap paper get treated the same as the snags on the glossy, grain effect, headed paper.
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€440 for a firm to do it would be normal, they have over heads, insurance, salaries etc

Remember, a snag is not a survey or inspection, its a visual check that all visual snags are complete, painting, little issues with defects etc

Most people get a Building Surveyor to do this, or a handyman, builder etc



Who done the snag?
A firm? Sole Trader? Handy man? etc
Sole Trader.
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Sole Trader.
Thanks, explains the price difference.
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Contact homesnag.Ie

They should do it for you for €180
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Thanks Folks, I'm gona try to find a few more quotes with what I've got here. A lot of suggestions and google searches result in Dublin/Leinster based people and I'd imagine there going to charge for transport which is understandable.
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Get a professional to do the job. The builder cant argue with that but he wont pay any attention to the local chancer

This is good advice.A snag is very important.An engineer or professional builder is money well spent.Its not only the small visual things but making sure the roof is structurally sound,fire bridging,correct materials are used,bracing done properly. There is a huge amount if done properly.
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This is good advice.A snag is very important.An engineer or professional builder is money well spent.Its not only the small visual things but making sure the roof is structurally sound,fire bridging,correct materials are used,bracing done properly. There is a huge amount if done properly.
Very hard to see if Fire Bridging is done during a snag. At best you can see some of the rock wool that's stuffed on top of the party wall and under the felt. And that's assuming the attic is exposed, if there's a finished room in the roof space, then you may not be able to see it.

The other items, you'll be relying on the Assigned Certifiers Completion Certificate for.
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Thanks Folks, I'm gona try to find a few more quotes with what I've got here. A lot of suggestions and google searches result in Dublin/Leinster based people and I'd imagine there going to charge for transport which is understandable.
Google Consulting Engineers Cork, this brings up a large number of Engineers from the big practices to the smaller practices.

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OP has your solicitor recommended an Engineer?
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The builder pays attention to any snag, as is required for payment. It doesn't matter who they are.

When I am on site, the snag lists written on foolscap paper get treated the same as the snags on the glossy, grain effect, headed paper.
Not always, it depends on what it on the snag list. The builder is happy to fix doors, windows, paintwork etc. But when it contains fundamental construction errors, which are expensive to fix it is another story. You need a pro to spot and document these, even then it is an uphill fight.
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