Why choose Buildmark Choice for affordable housing?

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

Benefits of Buildmark Choice cover

Summary of cover

Choose Buildmark Choice and your registered providers and their tenants will be protected with:

  • Cover for the first 2 years after completion if you don't meet your 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 damage cover giving a total 12 years' protection)

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Technical expertise

Our experts provide you with unrivalled and up-to-date technical expertise and support throughout the construction process.

Trusted by registered providers

NHBC is recognised and trusted in this sector and works in partnership with many registered providers to help manage the risks of development. Some Housing Associations stipulate NHBC warranties in their contract tender documents.

Trusted by lenders

Mortgage lenders will only lend on properties that have appropriate cover. Unlike other warranties, Buildmark Choice is recognised, trusted and approved by all lenders.

Association with a leading industry brand

Our warranty and insurance cover is recognised and trusted. Display the NHBC logo to give your customers the assurance that their new home is built to high standards and is protected by the UK's leading new homes warranty provider.

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