What We Do: At Home Survey we endeavour to offer a professional quality service in a timely manner. We use our experience and expertise to assess a property forensically and record any snags or defects that require repair.

At home survey, our 300 point reports are accompanied by photographs which allow the reader to easily understand the issues raised. Our role is to leave the client reassured about their future home or property following our inspection. MD. Damien Kennedy

Who we are

MD. Damien Kennedy founded Home Survey following an ever-increasing demand for his services to survey construction developments. Damien has extensive knowledge of the building industry with a career of over 20 years spent in the management of construction projects in 4 countries on 3 continents, one which includes managing the construction and finishes to the marketing suites in the exclusive One Blackfriars Tower, an apartment Development in London where apartments retail at an average price of £4 Million. Damien is affiliated with The Charted Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors as well as being certified in both Front Line Management and Aveling Appointed Persons in Construction.

Why us

• Home Survey can provide you with the services necessary to ensure your new home is finished to the highest standards.
• Home Survey is an independent company and not affiliated with any developer, builder or supplier.

Home is where we should feel secure and comfortable

How it Works

Place a call on the number provided on the website, send an email or fill in the enquiry form to arrange a booking. One of our team will call to the property at an agreed time to carry out the snag. This will take between 3-4 hours depending on the property. We just need access to the property, we don’t need to be accompanied.

Snag List

A detailed snag list will be issued via email within 3 days to the home owner and the builder (if required).


The builder will carry out the snags and notify the homeowner when completed.


We will then arrange to return to the property to re-snag the works and issue a second report with our findings.

In some exceptional cases where the snags have been carried out to a very poor standard the property might need a second snag. The homeowner has the choice to either use our initial report to carry out the second snag themselves or engage our services to carry it out. Please see the our prices below for this service.

Option 1

450 single fee

New home/apartment final snag

Option 2

380 single fee

Second hand home property survey

Option 3

300 single fee

New home ongoing building works snag

Option 4

300 single fee

New extension and attic conversion snag

Option 5

280 single fee

Price for Property Second snag

We carry out snags and surveys for buildings in various stages of construction.

New home/apartment final snag

This is the typical snag where a new homeowner will engage our services to snag a new home. The snag is carried out after contracts are signed but before final payment is made.

New home ongoing building works snag

Because a new home is the most important purchase you will ever make in your life some people like to have the house independently checked during construction.

Second hand home property survey

This is a survey of an existing house before purchase to check it for any structural issues and report to the client on any potential unforeseen expenses such as heating, roof defects, signs of previous damage to the house etc.

New extension and attic conversion snag

This is a snag carried out on new works to an existing home. Snag is issued to the homeowner. This usually doesn’t require a second visit.

  • Snagging items for inspection

    • All plumbing
    • All electrical appliances and sockets
    • Structural defects
    • All carpentry including kitchen, floors, doors
    • Insulation when assessable
    • Plastering defects including shrinkage cracks
    • Brickwork
    • Sewer and drainage
    • All painting and decorating
    • All new flooring and tiling
    • Attic and roof
    • Eves and guttering where assessable
  • Common problems in houses

    House not heating properly.

    Heating has gotten very technical compared to the gas and oil boilers of 10 years ago. Heating is now divided in to zones in houses and the heating controller on the wall will be operating various valves and pumps around the house.

    Small leaks in plumbing products such as sinks, toilets and shower doors which will stain and damage walls and floors over time.

    Carpentry issues such as doors not closing properly or fire doors not fitted to regulation, floors not properly fixed in place.

    Concrete floors that are not levelled properly which lead to problems with the flooring placed over it. These are issues that will affect the homeowner immediately upon moving in.

Contact us

Have questions about how we work. Just give us a call, we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Head Office
6-9 Trinity Street, Dublin 2, D02 EY47

Office: +353(0)1 563 5257
Mobile: +353(0)87 396 5941