We were recently contacted by a client who was distraught with the quality and finish of their newly purchased period terrace house in Streatham Hill that was refurbished by a local developer. Although we don't often inspect refurbished period buildings, I decided to undertake the inspection.
As soon as I stepped across the threshold, I realised that the refurbishment was substandard. Unfortunately, there was very little evidence of preparation work prior to painting, which was particularly evident with the skirting, window frames, door frames, banisters, newel posts, stringers, treads and risers, cupboard doors and frames. Because it was a period building I tried be conservative and take in consideration that it was a period building therefore typical new build snags maybe not considered a snag in a building constructed in the mid 1800's; in other words it is within the character of the building. That all been said it was a very long day logging the amount of defects that ran consistently throughout the property that resulted in me, due to the size of the report, having to spilt my snagging report into two PDFs to enable the report to be emailed to the client; with the reports combined the snagging inspection report came to 77 pages.