UK’s leading self-build insurance and structural warranty providers launch in Irish Market

Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone, are delighted to announce the roll-out of their services into the Irish market as negotiations reach their final stages.


Sennocke International Insurance Services, a general insurance operation based in Sevenoaks, Kent, are the scheme administrator for the Build-Zone 10-year structural warranty product as well as the Self-Build Zone Site Insurance product range.

Self-Build Zone provides Site Insurance and Structural Warranty products for New Builds, Renovations, Extension and Conversion projects whether they be DIY Home Improvement, a New Build, or a major Renovation. With over 20 years’ experience in the self-build insurance market, they are excited to announce that they have launched their insurance products in Ireland.

Build-Zone was created as a 10 Year Structural Warranty provider in 2003, they are experienced in underwriting warranties for all types of developments, from single unit self-builds to large residential or commercial developments. Whatever your project, they can help provide the 10 Year Structural Warranty you need as well as using ‘A’ rated Insurers.

Self-Build Zone products include Insurance cover for:

  • Renovations – The cover protects the existing structure you are about to renovate and the new works and materials on site.
  • Conversions – Whether you are updating an older building or changing the buildings’ use, having the correct Site Insurance to protect the structure and your investment is crucial.
  • Extensions – Most ‘Home Insurance’ policies exclude cover for home improvement work.  Extension Site Insurance covers your new works, existing structure and liabilities to others.

Self-Build Zone also provide insurance for New Builds, this policy is designed for individuals building their own home or contracting another party to undertake the works on their behalf. Similarly, their Developer Site Insurance can provide cover for small to medium New Build developments.

Self-Build Zone provide an online quotation process for their structural warranty products, enabling users to receive quotes by completing a simple online form and purchase on line. All site insurance quotes can be arranged by speaking to our specialist team.

Paul Kempton, Managing Director of Sennocke International Insurance Services, said:

“We have had a presence in Eire for a number of years and now we have decided to develop our leading UK products for the Irish market which of course now has one of the best post-recession economies.

 All our policies are backed by ‘A’ rated Insurers – which are crucial for Lenders and Clients going forwards.  Just remember Quinn’s, Balvar, Lemma Europe, Horizon, Enterprise, Gable and recently Elite – all gone. In Denmark Qudos have pulled out of Structural Warranties.”

He continued:

“Who you insure with really matters…Working with our carefully selected and likeminded strategic partner, BuildServe, this now gives us the ability engage some of the best Surveyors and Building Professionals in Ireland to ensure that our approach to Risk Management has not been compromised to protect both our Clients and Insurers.

For our Self-build clients, we wanted to make sure that those who chose to ‘Opt-Out’ under BCAR 2014 are fully protected by working with BuildServe and getting the benefit of a 10 Year Build-Zone Structural Warranty at completion – and importantly from ‘A’ rated Insurers.”

For more information about Self-Build Zone and the services they provide in Ireland, visit their website:

To speak to their team, call: 0818 222 040