Structural warranty provider makes key appointment to strengthen insurance team

Insurance broker Sennocke International has appointed Ashleigh Poore to take charge of its intermediary business within its specialist latent defect unit, Build-Zone with immediate effect. He will be responsible for handling and expanding the current wholesale business portfolio, which continues to grow on the back of Build-Zone’s expansion into the latent defects market.


Poore is an internal promotion from sister operation Self-Build Zone where he was Team Leader, responsible for customer accounts, latent defect and construction underwriting. He was also heavily involved in the delivery of an important white labelled solution to a key partner in the self-build sector.

Director Simon Middleton who heads up the units said:

“I’m very pleased to welcome Ashleigh into the Build-Zone 10 Year Warranty team. He joins with a growing reputation and has an impressive track record of achieving results in his previous role. His proven underwriting skills and excellent broker relationships will further strengthen our Broker team as we continue to expand into the latent defect market”.

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Structural warranty provider Build-Zone strengthens team with two new appointments

Structural Warranty Provider Build-Zone has strengthened the team by announcing 2 new appointments.  Vicki Marshall and Chloe Hayward.

Vicky Marshall has progressed at Build-Zone from administration to a new position as Trainee Insurance Technician.  After leaving secondary school Vicky attended West Kent College where she studied Secretarial for 2 years.  She then spent 5 years as a secretary for a firm of chartered surveyors.  Vicky joined Build-Zone in April when she originally looked after the administration for the Build-Zone team including allocation of payments and the issue of all certificates.  Vicky is now training to become part of the underwriting team which involves the rating of premiums, issue of quotations and handling enquiries.

Vicky can be contacted on 0845 230 9873 or email Vicky.marshall@build-zone.com

Chloe Hayward is the newest member of the Build-Zone team.  She recently joined Build-Zone as Trainee Insurance Technician following three years studying at college at NWK College in Gravesend where she completed her exams in June 2012.  Chloe’s responsibilities include handling the administration for the Build-Zone team: the issuing of certificates, data entry and allocation of payments.  She also provides support to the other team members in producing quotations and corresponding with clients.

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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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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

www.build-zone.com

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