Build-Zone provides Housing Associations and registered Social Landlords with up to 12 year’s structural warranty cover

The Structural Warranty is suitable for regeneration projects and mixed use projects.

​Builders or Developers must register with Build-Zone to be eligible for this scheme and must comply with the Build-Zone Code of Conduct..

Features of the Social Housing Warranty:

  • 10 or 12 year Structural Warranty cover
  • No Registration Fees
  • We can consider covering part-completed or completed projects
  • Full risk transfer in years 3-10 (or 12) of cover
  • Additional cover available for loss of rent
  • Cover available for mixed-use developments
  • Cover for health and safety of occupants (where an Approved Inspector provided building control)
  • Cover for contaminated land (where an Approved Inspector provided building control)
  • Cover as standard for alternative accommodation, additional costs, removal of debris and professional fees
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Build-Zone Warranty for Commercial Projects

The Build-Zone Warranty for Commercial/Projects has been designed for new builds & conversions of commercial & mixed use developments of any size. These include Student Accommodation, Care Homes, Offices as well as Industrial Units & Retail Units.

Features of the Commercial Warranty:

  • Cover available for loss of rent and alternative accommodation
  • Reduced cost and risk in comparison to collateral warranties
  • Waiver of subrogation rights possible
  • Flexible financial limits can be agreed subject to referral
  • Makes re-sale more attractive & is fully transferable to subsequent owners
  • Cover can be arranged on completed or part-completed properties
  • The policy covers the structure of the building for 10 or 12 years, with defective weatherproofing covered from year 2
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We are fundraising for Save the Children – Christmas Jumper Day

It has now become a tradition for the Self-Build Zone and the Build-Zone team to take part in the annual Christmas Jumper Day on the 16th of December.

Christmas Jumper Day is all about getting silly for a serious cause. People across the UK will be dressing up in their festive knits on the 16th of December and showing off their silliest side, all to raise money for Save the Children.

Once again, the Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone team will be partaking in the Christmas Jumper day on the 16th of December. All money raised from participants will be donated to Save the Children, as well as money raised from a team bake sale on the day.

Watch this space, for some silly and festive updates!

Structural Warranty for your New Home by Build Zone

House Builders and Developers now have more choice than ever in selecting their provider of New Home Warranty cover on the homes they are building, extending or converting.

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Developers are keen to remain independent and are seeking innovative ways to set themselves apart from the competition around them.

Cover is available for projects involving new build, conversion & mixed-use developments. Builders or Developers must register with Build-Zone to be eligible for this scheme and must comply with the Build-Zone Code of Conduct.

Features of the New Home Warranty:

  • No membership or registration fees
  • Recognised by lenders and complies with the Council of Mortgage Lenders initiative
  • We can consider covering part-completed or completed projects
  • Fast quotation turnaround
  • Quick response from professional, nationwide technical auditing/survey service
  • Flexible payment method
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Home improvements can affect your Home Insurance

Britain is a nation of property nuts and when it comes to home improvements we spend an absolute fortune.

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Recent figures from SAGA show that just over one in three homeowners splash out an average of £2,000 every year on changing their properties. As the price of buying a bigger and better property goes up, and to avoid the hassle and costs that go with moving, the mantra of many has become ‘Improve, don’t move’.

However, what plenty of property owners don’t realise is that they could be invalidating their Home Insurance by making improvements.

If major building work such as converting a loft into an extra bedroom or erecting a conservatory isn’t carried out correctly, following all the relevant permissions and regulations, or the insurer isn’t informed so that policy terms can be amended accordingly, then your cover may become null and void.

As the buildings element of a Home Insurance policy is based on a property at the point the insurance is taken out, it stands to reason that a change to the structure means that any existing cover may no longer apply.

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