Buildmark is our warranty and insurance cover for newly-built or newly converted homes
Whether it’s a one off luxury house being built from scratch, or high-value apartments being created from a complex conversion, Buildmark is the right warranty and insurance product to choose because you’ll benefit from:
Our team can work with you to make sure the cover and policy limits offered by Buildmark are suitable for you and your new home buyer.
We are the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK. Our Buildmark product covers around 80% of new homes built in the UK.
Buildmark provides your buyer(s) with deposit protection from exchange of contracts as well as warranty and insurance cover for the home for up to 10 years after the legal completion date of the first purchase.
Your allocated building inspector will visit your site at key build stages to support you in meeting the NHBC Standards. The relationships our field-based inspectors have with our builders, backed by our extensive in-house technical expertise and full customer service support, are highly valued.
For consistency, quality and efficiency many of our builders choose to work with us for Building Control as well as services such as health and safety consultancy, energy ratings and land quality endorsement. We are a unique source of information, data and support.
Buildmark is our warranty and insurance product for newly built or newly converted homes. It currently protects around 1.5 million homes in the UK.
Buildmark provides pre-completion deposit protection; a two year builder warranty period backed by the NHBC resolution service and guarantee; and then an eight year insurance policy for physical damage to the home caused by a failure to build to the NHBC Technical Requirements.
Protection for purchaser's deposit between exchange of contracts and legal completion
Talk to us if you would like increased cover from the standard 10% of purchase price or £100,000, whichever is lower
Flexible policy limits may be available on request. Please talk to us about your requirements
Years 0-2 Builder warranty period and NHBC guarantee
Years 3-10 Buildmark insurance period
The above applies to policies for plots registered with us from 1 October 2019. Please see the full Buildmark policy document below for all the conditions and exclusions that apply. Homes registered prior to 1 October 2019 may benefit from insurance protection for certain breaches of Building Regulations if NHBC Building Control Services Limited is appointed for and carries out building control for the property. If we have provided this cover, it will be clearly shown on the Buildmark insurance certificate, and a description of the cover included in the policy booklet. Please refer to your own policy documents for all the terms and conditions that apply to your home.
* The minimum claim value explained: We don’t require policyholders to pay the first part of any claim. Instead, we operate a minimum claim value (MCV) which means that if the cost of a valid claim exceeds the MCV we will do the work or pay the cost in full and the policyholder will not have to make any contribution. The MCV for policies starting on 1 April 2019 is £1,750 (increasing by £50 on 1 April in each subsequent year).
You need to be registered with NHBC to offer Buildmark warranty and cover for your new homes. If you’re not yet registered with us, please visit the NHBC registration section first. If you’re already registered with us, you can send us the details of your new site straight away.