Self-Build Zone & Build-Zone, to exhibit at Build It Live in Bicester

Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone will be exhibiting at Build It Live Bicester. The show will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018 at Bicester Heritage Event Centre, providing a whole weekend of inspiration and expert guidance all under one roof.

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Build It Live Bicester is packed full of practical information and tips that will educate and inspire you. Here is a taster of what you can expect from the show:

  • Meet hundreds of the UK’s leading suppliers, see thousands of products on display and specify the right items for your project.
  • Build It Live features dozens of daily FREE demonstrations, seminars and workshops. From eco-friendly construction techniques, to securing a plot for your build, our interactive talks are there to guide you in the right direction.
  • Meet Build It’s team of industry experts, with decades of knowledge and experience under their belts. Ask them questions and even show them your plans for top tips on making your project a success. Make sure you book a session early in the day, for a FREE face-to-face consultation with some of the most experienced names in the self-build and renovation industry.
  • See a cut-away show home at ‘1st-fix’ – a fascinating insight into how things are installed, from ICF blockwork to underfloor heating. Click here to see who is contributing to this year’s Naked House.
  • Make sure you visit Build It Live’s new Land Zone to discover the various routes to finding the right plot for your build. The Land Zone will offer valuable tips for finding land including a gallery of available plots plus information about the latest custom build (serviced plots) projects across the UK.
  • FREE taster sessions from the Self-Build Academy delivered by Potton – providing essential knowledge for all self-builders. View the timetable here.
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‘Thousands’ of UK homeowners at risk following Unrated Insurer Alpha collapse, Build-Zone are here to help.

New build homeowners in the UK could be unaware that they are missing critical structural defects insurance after Alpha’s collapse. The team at Build-Zone are urging Alpha Insurance policyholders to speak to them for guidance.

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Thousands of new build homeowners could be without 10-year structural defects insurance following unrated Alpha’s collapse. Many may not be aware of this, therefore Build-Zone are urging all Alpha Insurance Warranty policyholders to speak to them for guidance, even if you are not sure if you might be at risk.

Build-Zone have an interactive Form that you can access here. Anyone seeking further advice and guidance can provide basic details and they will then get back to you.

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Build-Zone urge Alpha Insurance A/S policyholders or those who think they will have their buildings protected by a Structural Warranty upon ‘completion’ to speak to Insurance Professionals who understand why you should only use A-rated Insurers following Alpha’s bankruptcy.

Following the breaking news that yet another unrated insurance company Alpha Insurance A/S has been declared bankrupt. Build-Zone are urging potential /Alpha Insurance Structural Warranty policyholders to speak to them for guidance.

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Alpha fell into trouble after its reinsurance partner CBL Insurance Limited suffered its own solvency problems.  The Danish compensation fund for failed insurers will help pay Alpha claims, however, the Guarantee Fund will only cover claims for Alpha which were filed just before the bankruptcy, and until four weeks after (5 June 2018). Existing Structural Warranty policyholders with Alpha may have some protection under the FSCS – but only in specific cases and then only for 90% of the claim.

And it is not just Structural Warranty policyholders. As reported by the BBC, the news of Alpha Insurance A/S going into bankruptcy has caused chaos amongst their policyholders. Thousands of London taxi and minicab drivers received a text message telling them their insurance had been cancelled and are now scrambling to get covered and they are not the only ones.

Build-Zone have always said and maintained that everyone who buys Structural Warranties should only do so from A-Rated Insurers as it is a long-term insurance policy.

We can offer a choice of A-rated Insurers and high capacity/limits are available.

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Looking for Property Development Finance? BuildStore Development Finance Can Help.

Our award-winning team of experts has helped thousands of people successfully finance their projects.   From a small single flat renovation through to a large commercial project, we can find the best finance and provider for you, from our wide range of specialist lenders, exclusive products and competitive funding solutions.

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Construction is in BuildStore’s DNA and our in-depth understanding of build projects is what sets us apart from similar companies in the market.

As the leading provider of finance to the self/custom build and renovation marketplace, we’ve built up a massive bank of experience and really understand the industry and the needs of property developers in the current ever-changing marketplace.

Whether you’re looking for funds to get the site infrastructure in place or to cover your project’s build costs, we’ve got the solutions and the know-how, whether you’re an established developer, landowner or new developer.

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STA Quality Assurance Scheme products and services recognised by Build-Zone

Build-Zone are pleased to announce that their Warranties recognise the Structural Timber Association Quality Scheme and accept those members, that have achieved silver and gold accreditation, will meet their warranty requirements.

As the UK’s leading organisation representing the structural timber sector and associated supply chain companies, the STA has an objective to drive quality and product innovation through expert technical guidance and research – underpinned by education, training and event programmes.

As the largest UK trade association within the structural timber sector, there are a host of reasons why construction professionals and self-builders should choose to use STA members.

The STA’s mission is to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, underpinned by a members’ quality standard assessment – the STA Assure Membership and Quality Standards Scheme.

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