Conversion of a Dutch Barn into a 5-bedroom House

Build-Zone provided a comprehensive All Risks Site Insurance Policy which included cover for the New Works & Materials, the Existing Structure, Equipment & Plant in addition to Public & Employers’ Liability for this project. The project was a conversion of a Dutch Barn into a 5-bedroom dwelling undertaken as a self-build.

Build-Zone also provided a Self-Build Warranty following Building Control sign- off and completion of the Technical Audit process, facilitated by their in-house Technical Services.

The build was undertaken by Woodstock Design and Build Ltd who looked after every aspect of the design and construction process on time and within budget.

Project challenges:

Challenges arose when installing new footings and upgrading of an existing steel frame. However, when the need to increase the limits of the Plant & Equipment cover arose, this was achieved in one simple phone call, giving details of the type and value of the additional items.

List of Services

  • Comprehensive Site Insurance Policy
  • Self-Build Warranty Policy
  • Technical Audit Inspections

Build-Zone Structural Warranty products are backed by ‘A rated’ Insurers. Build-Zone understand the importance of providing the right level of support throughout the build process and will assist with any queries. Their in-house dedicated Technical Services resource company, Build-Zone Survey Services (BZSS) can facilitate Building Control for you as well as Technical Audits using a Network of independent, Qualified Surveyors and Approved Inspectors. Every inspection is audited by BZSS to give you further peace of mind.

Client Testimonial:

“It was easy dealing with Build-Zone, Bob Stembridge guided me through the process and gave excellent advice. Bob was always available on email to help with queries, I never had to wait more than an hour for a helpful response.”

“The Warranty was provided without any problems, within 72 hours of receipt of the Building Control final certificate. I was shown great courtesy by all members of Build-Zone’s team. To be honest, I can thoroughly recommend them and the great service they provide.”

David Smith