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Before you take the time to complete your claims form, it’s worth double-checking a few things:
If your home is still not completed and you have concerns about your builder’s finances, please complete the Claims form below to get in touch with us.
If your home is complete, you should report your concerns to your builder in the first instance because your home will still be within the builder warranty period. If you’ve tried this and are unhappy with the response, please complete the Claims form below to enquire about our resolution service.
Download our guide to the builder’s responsibilities and the resolution service to read more about what the builder must do and what we’ll do.
Buildmark usually covers the home for a period of 10 years after legal completion of the purchase by the first owner. Occasionally some social housing homes are covered for 12 years.
Download our guide to making a claim under section 3 to read more about the cover and what to expect while we deal with your claim.
We don’t apply a policy excess to Buildmark so you don’t have to pay the first part of any claim. Instead, we operate a minimum claim value (MCV) which means that if the cost of your claim exceeds the MCV we will do the work or pay the cost in full and you will not have to make any contribution. However, if the cost of your claim does not exceed the MCV we will not do any work or pay any costs. The precise MCV applicable to your home will depend on how old your policy is but for policies starting on or after 1 April 2019 the MCV is £1,750 (increasing by £50 on 1 April in each subsequent year).
Please give as much detail as you can. It really helps us if you can quote your Buildmark policy number. If you'd like to talk to us about a claim you’ve already made, please call us or complete the ongoing claim form below.