Structural warranty provider makes key appointment to strengthen insurance team

Insurance broker Sennocke International has appointed Ashleigh Poore to take charge of its intermediary business within its specialist latent defect unit, Build-Zone with immediate effect. He will be responsible for handling and expanding the current wholesale business portfolio, which continues to grow on the back of Build-Zone’s expansion into the latent defects market.

Poore is an internal promotion from sister operation Self-Build Zone where he was Team Leader, responsible for customer accounts, latent defect and construction underwriting. He was also heavily involved in the delivery of an important white labelled solution to a key partner in the self-build sector.

Director Simon Middleton who heads up the units said:

“I’m very pleased to welcome Ashleigh into the Build-Zone 10 Year Warranty team. He joins with a growing reputation and has an impressive track record of achieving results in his previous role. His proven underwriting skills and excellent broker relationships will further strengthen our Broker team as we continue to expand into the latent defect market”.

Michael Carrington, who has been a valuable member of the self-build team since he joined in 2010 has replaced Ashleigh, as Self-Build Zone Team Leader.

Site Insurance is essential for anyone planning an extension, renovation, conversion or new build project. Self-Build Zone have several different site insurance options to protect your project during the build process, including flexible short term extendable policies as well as the traditional 2 year policy. Self-Build Zone products include:

Site Insurance
Buildings Insurance
Structural Warranty
Renovation Insurance

A Structural Warranty (which can incorporate Building Control approval and sign off) is provided by Build-Zone and is very important for a self-build or custom build customer. It covers physical damage to the building directly caused by an inherent defect in the design, materials or construction of the load-bearing elements of the structure (including cladding, roofs and roof structures) or load-bearing external walls which are not covered elsewhere. There is no requirement to prove negligence on part of the member of the professional team. Build-Zone products include:

New Home

Social Housing


Completed Housing


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