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Why choose Buildmark Choice for affordable housing?

Buildmark Choice is our 10-12 year warranty and insurance cover for newly built or converted affordable housing.  It is designed to protect owners of properties being rented, whether to private, affordable or social tenants. It covers both new-build and conversions and may also be available for mix-used sites, student accommodation and foyer schemes.

Why choose Buildmark Choice for affordable housing?

Buildmark Choice is our 10-12 year warranty and insurance cover for newly built or converted affordable housing.  It is designed to protect registered providers, tenants and shared owners from the risk of building failures and, if the option is selected, pre-completion contractor insolvency. 

Features of Buildmark Choice cover

Summary of cover

Buildmark Choice provides you, your shared owners and tenants with:

  • Cover for the first 2 years after completion if your contractor doesn't meet their obligations to repair damage or defects
  • Cover for damage in certain parts of the home in years 3 to 10 
  • Cover for pre-existing contamination of the land on which the home is built 
  • Protection for certain breaches of Building Regulations if NHBC Building Control Services Ltd is appointed for building control 

Options to extend this cover include:

  • Option 1: pre-completion contractor insolvency
  • Option 2: professional fees
  • Option 3: extended period of cover
    (a further 2 years home damage cover, giving a total 12 years protection)

More policy information.

Managing risk

The benefits of the cover itself are supplemented with support from our experts at every step of the process - helping to manage risk right from the start.

Technical expertise

Our experts have unrivalled knowledge to help you and your chosen contractors with technical advice and support in all areas of home-building, sustainability and compliance.

Trusted by lenders and insurers

Buildmark Choice is recognised and trusted by private lenders, insurers and regulators.

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