Whether it’s a modest bungalow or on a grander scale, Buildmark is the warranty and insurance product for custom-built homes
If you’ve been appointed to build a home on behalf of an individual client who intends to live there, then Buildmark is the right warranty and insurance product to choose because you and your client will benefit from:
Buildmark provides your client with pre-completion cover if you’re unable to complete the build.
Buildmark will provide warranty and insurance cover for the new home for 10 years post-completion. Unlike with an Architect’s Certificate, as long as the terms of Buildmark cover are met, there is no need for the home buyer to prove negligence in the event of a claim.
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.
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.
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 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
Up to 10% of the original purchase price or £100,000, whichever is lower
New build warranty and insurance cover up to £1m, up to £500,000 for conversions
Warranty and insurance cover for new build continuous structures up to £25m and up to £5m for conversions
Years 0-2 Builder warranty period and NHBC guarantee
Years 3-10 Buildmark insurance period
Please see the full Buildmark policy document below for all the conditions, limits and exclusions that apply.
* 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 plots registered from 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.
If you’re building a home to live in yourself (we call this self-build) then we don’t currently offer our own warranty and insurance product. However, we have an agreement with Self-Build Zone, one of the market-leading suppliers in the self-build sector, who you can approach to discuss your self-build warranty, site insurance and other requirements.
For more information, or to request a quote, please visit www.nhbcselfbuildzone.com or call 0333 123 2322, available Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.
NHBC Services Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of SENNOCKE INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE SERVICES LIMITED. SENNOCKE INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE SERVICES LIMITED are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for its insurance mediation activities. SENNOCKE INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE SERVICES LIMITED incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 02489110 Trading as Self-Build Zone, and BUILD-ZONE SURVEY SERVICES LIMITED incoporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 07644180 and whose registered office is at 6 Pembroke Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1XR.