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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Housing market ‘settles down’ post-Brexit, says RICS

The price of houses and sales will likely continue to rise in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, with prices predicted to go up by 3.3% a year over the next five years, per the latest poll of surveyors.

BREXIT The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) found that a higher proportion of surveyors expected sales to rise in the next three months than at any time since February.

Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, says:

“There are clear signs that the housing market is settling down after the initial surprise of the outcome to the EU referendum.

“Buyer enquiries did dip again in August but only modestly and, more significantly, sales expectations are beginning to edge upwards once again. It is likely the swift response from the Bank of England, both in terms of the lowering of the capital buffer and the cut in interest rates, has played a role in helping to support confidence.”

The poll suggests that both prices and sales are set to rise over both the next three months and 12 months as market activity becomes more stable.

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