Leaders in Insurance and Structural Warranty Provision

Build-Zone was chosen to be Building and Facilities News Insurance Provider of the Month profile, as a result of our expert insurance policy provision and unrivalled advice and guidance.
You can read the full article ‘Build-Zone: Leaders in Insurance & Structural Warranty provision’ by viewing the Building & Facilities News latest issue.
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 As one of the UK’s largest and most trusted building insurance providers, Build-Zone frequently attend trade shows throughout the year in order to showcase their expertise and get caught up on the latest industry trends. This includes Homebuilding and Renovation shows and Build It! This year, they attended Ecobuild where they demonstrated their many Insurance services and attained new leads and clients.
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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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Build-Zone again emphasize and encourage the use of A-Rated Insurers after Alpha Insurance A/S cease underwriting

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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Danish unrated insurer Alpha Insurance has gone into solvent liquidation. An announcement on the insurer’s website blamed CBL Insurance for the failure.

It stated: “Effective immediately, Alpha Insurance A/S has ceased all underwriting, including renewals.

“This decision is a direct consequence of CBL Insurance Limited, one of Alpha Insurance’s largest reinsurers, having had their AM Best A- rating suspended and has been placed into interim liquidation.”

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Are You Looking for a Career in Insurance?

Not sure what you want to do with your A-levels? Interested in a career in insurance?career in insurance

Do you like dealing with people and the thought of working as part of a young professional team?

We are the leading Brokers in the Self-Build, Renovation, Custom Build, Structural Warranty and Construction arena including Surveying and Risk Management – based in our own office (with car parking) in the heart of Sevenoaks, just ten minutes walk from the mainline station.

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What is a building warranty, why do you need one and where do you get it?

The Build-Zone 10 Year Structural Warranty is a re-branded version of the Self-Build Zone Warranty and provides a much better alternative to Architect’s Certification and is like NHBC and other Structural Warranty products.  It is specifically designed for New Build, Conversions, Extensions and Completed Properties and is backed by insurers, including Lloyd’s of London.

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The Build-Zone Warranty has been specifically designed with you in mind as we know the problems you can face and the speed with which you want to get moving and resolve problems.

For a typical project, there are two options available: 1. ‘With Building Control’ or 2. ‘Without Building Control’.

With Building Control

Many people are unaware that you do not need to use your Local Authority Building Control Body to obtain Building Regulation approval or carry out Building Control inspections.  We can arrange this for you through an independent network of ‘partnered’ Approved Inspectors.

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