Custom-built homes

Having a bespoke home is the dream of many people. Whether it's a modest bungalow or something on a grander scale, one of the key decisions you'll make is selecting your main contractor

Finding an NHBC registered builder would be a good start. This will mean that your new home is built in accordance with NHBC Standards and your builder will be able to offer you Buildmark - a 10 year warranty and insurance that will provide you with unrivalled protection.

Warranty and insurance for a custom-built home

Choosing the right warranty and insurance package for your custom-built home is, in our opinion, just as important as your choice of plot, materials and builder. After all if something should go wrong, you'll want it putting right.

Buildmark is the leading warranty and insurance cover for all new homes. It gives you a builder warranty and the NHBC Guarantee for the first two years after completion and a further 8 years' insurance from NHBC against certain damage to the home after that.

Managing the costs of your custom-built home

A custom-built home is likely to express your tastes and personality. Inevitably, you'll want to be close to all of the details of your project so that you will be happy with the end result.

However, keeping an eye on cost is just as important. Checking the invoices for the cost of materials is always advisable. The price for your Buildmark warranty and insurance will be based on the value of your property and the previous experience of your builder.

If you want to check the price you are paying, and that Buildmark cover is in place, then please feel free to contact us


Sometimes things do go wrong and unfortunately, you may fall out with your main contractor. If they were supplying your Buildmark warranty and insurance package you should contact us immediately so that we can work with you to ensure that you still get the protection you need.

Self-build your home

For those that are a little more adventurous or experienced in the building trade, building your own home to your own specification is a great opportunity. For the true self-builder, we offer our Solo insurance package.

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