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Major Projects

We support you on complex developments and multi-storey buildings with our specialist technical team and underwriters

Why choose NHBC warranty and insurance for major projects?

We are an experienced partner in managing development risk for major projects with specialist insurance underwriters as well as our Major Projects team available to provide expert technical advice and support for projects all over the UK. Typically, a major project is one that is over 8 storeys high.

Dedicated Major Projects team

Comprised of expert NHBC project managers, surveyors, engineers and building inspectors with a wealth of management experience on complex developments. The team knows the Building Regulations and NHBC Standards inside out and will work directly with your project design and management team.

Dedicated Major Projects team

Specialist underwriters

Our underwriting team will help you manage the commercial terms of your project. They will help you to analyse your risks and propose a warranty and insurance solution to meet your needs. The product(s) you need will depend on the tenure of homes being built. If the homes are to rent then it will be Buildmark Choice, if they’re for sale then it’s Buildmark. Any commercial units within the development could be covered by Buildmark Connect. If your development is a mixture of tenures and/or commercial premises then you will need a combination of these products.

Specialist underwriters

Association with a market-leading brand

We are the UK’s leading new home warranty and insurance provider, recognised by consumers and institutional lenders. With over 80 years’ experience in helping to improve the construction standards of new homes and protecting assets from major defects, we understand how to manage the risks of development.

Association with an industry-leading brand

Commercial Building Control and other specialist consultancy services

For consistency, quality and efficiency many of our customers also choose to work with us for Building Control (and where relevant, our specialist Commercial Building Control team) as well as services such as health and safety consultancy, sustainability and land quality endorsement. We are a unique source of information, data and support.

Commercial Building Control and other specialist consultancy services

Which NHBC warranty and cover product?

Our specialist underwriting team will work with you to agree the best and most appropriate cover for your project. The warranty and insurance product(s) you need will depend on the tenure of homes being built. If the homes are to rent then Buildmark Choice is the correct product, if they’re for sale then it’s Buildmark. Any commercial units within the development could be covered by Buildmark Connect.

If your development is a mixture of tenures and/or commercial premises then you will need a combination of these products. Our Major Projects and Underwriting teams will be able to advise you.

Overview of each policy

Buildmark Choice

Buildmark Choice is designed to protect landlords and asset owners of homes being built, or converted for rental. It provides flexible cover which can include a contractor’s repair warranty period backed by the NHBC resolution service and guarantee; followed by an 8 year insurance policy for physical damage to the home caused by the contractor’s failure to build to the NHBC Technical Requirements.

VIEW BUILDMARK CHOICE POLICY DOCUMENT

Additional cover options

It may also be possible for your client to enhance the cover by adding:

  • Cover for contractor insolvency before practical completion.
  • Cover for professional fees incurred in connection with a valid claim.
  • Adding an extra two years to the eight year insurance part of the policy, making the total warranty and insurance period 12 years from the date on the Buildmark Choice certificate.

Buildmark

Buildmark is our warranty and insurance product for newly built or newly converted homes for private sale. It currently protects around 1.5 million homes in the UK.

Buildmark provides the home buyer with 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.

VIEW BUILDMARK POLICY DOCUMENT
VIEW BUILDMARK POLICY DOCUMENT

Buildmark Connect

Buildmark Connect is our specialist warranty and insurance product for newly built or newly converted commercial premises in mixed-use schemes.

Buildmark Connect provides a two year builder warranty period backed by the NHBC guarantee; and then an eight year insurance policy for physical damage to the premises caused by a failure to build to the NHBC Technical Requirements.

VIEW BUILDMARK CONNECT POLICY DOCUMENT
VIEW BUILDMARK CONNECT POLICY DOCUMENT

Machinery Inherent Defects Insurance

Elements of communal developments can sometimes carry additional risks, which may not currently be covered by Buildmark Choice. So, in conjunction with HSB Engineering Insurance, a market-leading underwriter of engineering risks, we are able to introduce you to two types of Machinery Inherent Defects Insurance, for either apartments or for district heating.

Find out more

NHBC Services Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Arthur J. Gallagher (UK) Ltd, registered in England and Wales: 01193013, The Walbrook Building, 25 Walbrook, London, EC4N 8AW. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

What to do next...

You need to be registered with us to offer NHBC warranty and cover for the new homes you're building. If you’re not yet registered with us, please visit the NHBC registration section first. If you’re already registered with us or just want to have an initial conversation about your development, please get in touch with your local Major Projects contact today.

Buildmark Policy Document

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