Raising Standards. Protecting Homeowners.

The UK's leading independent new home warranty and insurance provider.

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Your cover, how to make a claim, duplicate documents, check our builder register

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House builders and developers

Registration, warranty, building control, standards, quality, MMC, training

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Housing associations

Risk management and asset protection for affordable rent and shared ownership homes

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Build to Rent

Flexible structural defects warranty and insurance for Build to Rent

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Building confidence in new home construction quality

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Warranty and insurance

See the schemes we cover and what's included

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Technical guidance

NHBC Standards, building regulations and support

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Quality services

Consultancy, analysis and training on build quality

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Protection for homeowners

Buildmark is your new home warranty and insurance policy. Cover starts from exchange of contracts and includes protection for your deposit, a builder warranty backed by NHBC guarantee and resolution service, and insurance against major defects.

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Our work in numbers

of new homes built in the UK covered by Buildmark
new homes currently protected by Buildmark
inspections of new homes under construction each year

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Industry news

The UK’s progress towards a Passivhaus standard in new homes

The NHBC Foundation has published a new report; The UK’s progress towards a Passivhaus standard in new homes.

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NHBC colleagues win big at Women Leaders UK awards

NHBC is proud to be the headline sponsor of the Women Leaders UK awards and shares their drive to promote the achievements of women, especially in industries where they are currently under-represented.

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Industry news

NHBC names UK’s best site managers as Pride in the Job 2024 Awards announced

The Pride in the Job 2024 Quality Award winners have been announced today by NHBC. The awards celebrate the best UK site managers and their dedication to raising standards in house building.

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Economic challenges and wet weather dampen house building in first quarter, reports NHBC

Figures released today by the National House Building Council (NHBC), the UK’s largest provider of new home warranties and insurance, show 21,967 new homes were registered to be built in Q1 2024, down 20% on Q1 2023 (27,619).

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Climate change – we are taking action

We are committed to supporting the Government’s ambition to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. With a proven track record of supporting house builders and developers on sustainability and environmental matters, we are ready to help the industry make the requirements of the Future Homes Standard technically and commercially viable. We are also working to deliver positive and lasting change within our own operations.

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Training days delivered to industry professionals
Building Control residential and commercial projects
Site Managers recognised by Pride in the Job Award

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