Every developer wants to provide the best product possible, so that when a purchaser first sets foot inside their new home, everything has been finished and nothing has been overlooked. Unfortunately this doesn’t always happen and there are various reasons for this …

  • Pressure to complete early
  • Contractor short-cuts
  • Insufficient contractors in industry sector
  • Lack of site management controls


Expectations have risen to an all time high. Any developer who has failed to spot this faces difficulties from the start, with a high cost and the potential for considerable reputational damage. Presenting a purchaser with an incomplete product is asking for trouble. No one wants to make the largest investment of their lifetime only to face months of difficulty trying to rectify problems in their new home.


After Build provide a Pre-Occupation Survey to identify anything that has been missed or overlooked. It’s not a ‘brick-kicking’ exercise but a methodical, room-by-room approach to identify any issue that  would be considered a mandatory breach of  warranty build standards.

It’s a comprehensive service resulting in a digital report within 24 hours. Typically we conduct this at practical completion with sufficient time for site to rectify anything we find prior to a purchaser visiting their property.

It’s a fresh set of experienced eyes and we will see things your site team may not. Surveys take on average 90 minutes.



  • Standard of decoration (at 2 meters in natural light)
  • Check glazing for scratches (at 2 meters in natural light)
  • Doors and windows (check hinges, stays, locks and door furniture)
  • Run heating and hot water
  • Ensure filling loop hoses provided
  • Check all valves are labelled
  • Check all fitted appliances (run on short cycle)
  • Inspect kitchen furniture
  • Check tiles and grouting (walls and floors)
  • Flush WCs
  • Check taps, plugs and pop-up wastes
  • Check outside tap (where applicable)
  • Fill sinks, WHBs and baths
  • Run showers
  • Test all power sockets
  • Check all lights function
  • Test TV aerial signal strength
  • Open loft hatch, check for rubbish and insulation coverage

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