Insurance & Structural Warranty – getting the right cover in place

Embarking on a building, conversion or renovation project is an exciting if not somewhat daunting experience at the best of times and there is clearly a considerable amount of planning and preparation to be put in place prior to getting started. Insurance is probably going to be the least exciting of the items on that schedule of tasks but giving it due consideration in plenty of time can literally save thousands of pounds both now and in the future should you need to make a claim.

Simon Middleton – December 2010

Designated Warranty Link Scheme

So what insurance should you be looking to purchase and when? The short answer is it depends on your individual project, but here is a quick overview of some of the areas you need to consider.

Insuring a New Build:

Unless you are using a main contractor for the whole build and there is a written contract in place between the parties stipulating that the contractor is responsible for the entire project until completed and handed over to you, then you will definitely need to consider Site Insurance and a 10 Year Structural Warranty.

Site Insurance, which is available from Self-Build Zone provides cover from the moment you exchange on a plot to the point it’s completed. The following provides a bench mark of what can be covered with Self-Build Zone and why you need it – but it’s worth remembering that not every insurer provides the same cover and your individual needs may be different, so if you want some expert advice call 0845 230 9874 or visit the website www.selfbuildzone.com.

The Claims service is what you are buying so remember to ask your supplier who is likely be sent to your site following a claim. Is the claims service specific to self-build? Some insurers use general ‘in house’ loss adjusters who may not have much experience in self-build.

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Competitive structural warranty provider ‘Build-Zone’ launch new website

Structural Warranty product provider Build-Zone today launched a new website to accommodate a growing number of enquiries for their structural warranty products.

Self Build Insurance, structural warranty


The competitive range of structural warranties on offer from Build Zone provide cover for all areas of house building, social housing and commercial development as well as completed and self-build developments. The new website will act as an online portal that communicates key industry updates, news and helps with product selection advice.

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List of Lenders – Banks & Building Societies

Build-Zone is widely accepted by banks and building societies in the UK and below is a list of the lenders that currently accept Build-Zone. We are continually updating lenders on the products we supply and the coverage provided. In addition, Build-Zone has been approved as a Designated Warranty Scheme provider for the purposes of the Warranty Link Rule by Communities and Local Government.

If you have a query about a lender that is not listed here contact us on 0845 230 9873 or email info@build-zone.com

Alliance & Leicester
Accord Mortgages
Barclays Bank PLC
Birmingham Midshires (HBOS Group)
Chelsea Building Society
Cheltenham & Gloucester
Cheshire Building Society
Co-Operative Bank
Coventry Building Society
Cumberland Building Society
Ecology Building Society
Halifax plc (HBOS Group)
Hanley Economic Building Society
HBOS Group
Holmesdale Building Society
Kent Reliance Building Society
Leeds Building Society
Lloyds TSB Mortgages
Mansfield Building Society
Marsden Building Society
Melton Mowbray Building Society
Nationwide Building Society
Natwest Mortgage Services
Northern Rock
Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
Royal Bank of Scotland
Santander UK PLC
Scottish Building Society
Scottish Widows Bank Plc
Skipton Building Society
Stroud & Swindon
TMB (HBOS Group) UCB Homeloans
Yorkshire Building Society

For more information about Structural Warranties, 10 Year Structural Warranties, contact the Build-Zone team on (0)845 230 9873 or email sales@build-zone.com

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Skipton Building Society confirms acceptance of the Build-Zone 10 Year Warranty for lending purposes

Colin Dale, Head of Residential Lending at Skipton Building Society has today confirmed the society’s acceptance of the Build-Zone 10 Year Warranty for lending purposes.

The competitive range of structural warranties on offer from  Structural Warranty product provider Build-Zone provide cover for all areas of house building, social housing and commercial development as well as completed and self-build developments.

Designated Warranty Link Scheme

The Build-Zone Structural Warranty products provide cover against defects in the design, workmanship or materials of building projects.   The wide range of warranty products on offer from Build-Zone will suit most types of development and includes a New Home Warranty which has achieved Designated Warranty Provider status (DWS) in respect of the Warranty link Rule (WLR) by Communities and Local Government (CLG).  This enables builders and developers to consider the Build-Zone Housing Warranty as an alternative mainstream warranty provider.

For more information on the range of warranty products, visit the site www.build-zone.com : or look at the Structural Warranty product range for the following types of project:

  • New Home Projects
  • Social Housing Projects
  • Commercial Projects
  • Completed Housing Projects
  • Self-Build Projects
  • Receivership & Administration Projects

House builders, self builders and commercial builders and developers now have more choice than ever when it comes to selecting structural warranty cover on the properties they are building, extending or refurbishing and converting.   Build Zone offers a wide range of innovative, flexible and competitive structural warranty cover options.  Call and arrange a quick quote today on 0845 230 9873.

About Buildzone:

Build-Zone is the scheme administrator of the Build-Zone range of warranty products and is a trading style of Sennocke International Insurance Services a business that has been trading in excess of 20 years. Build-Zone has been providing structural warranties since 2003 and is rapidly expanding to become a major force in the provision of structural warranty products across the UK and Ireland. An in-house IT development team utilise technology to improve the efficiency of all areas of the Build-Zone business. In 2010, Build-Zone was approved by the Department of Communities and Local Government as a Designated Warranty Provider for the purposes of the Warranty Link Rule.

Lenders

Build-Zone is widely accepted by banks and building societies in the UK and we are continually updating lenders on the products we supply and the coverage provided.

Contact Details:

Build-Zone

Anton House,
South Park,
Sevenoaks,
Kent, UK
TN13 1EB
Telephone: +44 (0)845 230 9873
E-mail: sales@build-zone.com

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Structural Warranty for Social Housing

Build-Zone provides housing associations and registered social landlords with up to 12 years comprehensive cover on new and conversion developments including builder insolvency and loss of rent cover as required.

  • Cover available for builder insolvency
  • Cover available for loss of rent
  • Cover for Health & Safety of Occupants (Where an Approved Inspector provided building control)
  • Cover for contaminated land (Where an Approved Inspector provided building control)
  • We can consider covering projects that are already underway.
  • Technical support Service

Build-Zone have been providing Structural Warranties long enough now to anticipate that you are going to require efficiency from us when it comes to servicing, fast response to audit requests, competitive premiums and great consumer support. We don’t think you will be disappointed.

For more information about Structural Warranties, 10 Year Structural Warranties, contact the Build-Zone team on (0)845 230 9873 or email sales@build-zone.com

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