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Benefits boost for smaller builders with NHBC renewals

New land sourcing services and trade discounts are among a raft of new benefits aimed at helping the smaller builder as part of the 2015 NHBC registration renewals.

Renewals

With NHBC's annual registration statistics showing a 9% increase in 2014 over the previous year and demand for new homes growing steadily, the industry is facing up to a new set of challenges to build upon this buoyancy, which came on top of the significant sector growth in 2013.

From April 2015 NHBC registered builders and developers will be able to access a new set of free or discounted services, such as business-related insurances, that will support their business whether or not they are currently building new homes, enabling smaller building companies to operate at lower costs and with increased professional support.

Builders have always benefited from being able to use the NHBC brand in promoting their businesses, to offer Buildmark new home warranty and insurance to their customers, and have access to the technical expertise and advice that NHBC offer in new house building.

Following the findings of the NHBC Foundation research into issues impacting small builders NHBC is now launching a wide range of new benefits to its registered builder and developer customers which support their businesses.

This year's benefits include;

  • free access to a dedicated regional land manager for land sourcing, via a new partnership with Countrywide Properties and reduced rates on a range of business-related insurances.
  • free pre-site valuation advice service, designed to suit smaller developers who can access pre-site mortgage related valuation advice from a RICS qualified surveyor
  • direct contact with a qualified, RICS registered valuer through Countrywide Surveying Services, one of the largest new build valuers in the UK.
  • special discounts on building materials and tools via TradePoint

Explaining the range of new benefits available for 2015, NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton, said; "We are committed to supporting the industry and we are delighted to be able to offer a variety of new services for all registered builders over the next 12 months. Our recent annual registration figures for 2014 showed that the sector is in a very healthy position and we want to ensure that we help give builders across the UK, particularly the smaller builders, the best opportunity for this to continue."

For more information on becoming an NHBC registered builder or any of the benefits, both new and existing, please visit www.nhbc.co.uk/register or call 0844 633 1000 and ask for 'customer services'.

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News Date: 23/02/15