Alternative Residential

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Your strategic partner in building right first time

Alternative Residential is a fast-growing sector within the home-building industry. Our long-term warranty and insurance products and range of services have been developed to reflect the specific demands of the Alternative Residential sector. As the UK’s leading provider of warranty and insurance for new homes and the largest independent Approved Inspector for Building Control, we provide unrivalled historic insight and horizon scanning in your build journey.

As a direct insurer underwriting our own policies, we also have a vested interest in the prevention of structural defects and in successful, long-term asset protection – both for asset owners and for the benefit of those living in the homes.

Why choose NHBC?

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Strategic partner

Our partnership approach and in-house expertise means that we are uniquely placed to support investors, funders, operators and developers in identifying and mitigating the risks to your project and upholding quality and standards through early-stage engagement.

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Technical expertise

We are the industry-leading source of technical house-building advice, setting standards for the house-building industry. Our technical expertise and unique insights support you to create sustainable, high quality schemes.

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Leading authority

NHBC is the leading warranty and building control provider to the Alternative Residential sector. We've been working with the construction industry to improve the quality of new homes for more than 80 years.

Our market sectors

To find out more on our Alternative Residential services, view insights from industry leaders and discover emerging trends, choose your development type from the options below.

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Housing associations

We work as a partner to housing associations to help manage development risk from the earliest stages.

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Build to Rent

Build to Rent is a fast-growing sector and NHBC's long term warranty, insurance and range of services has been developed to reflect the demands.

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Retirement communities

We work with you as a strategic partner and share your vision to create thriving retirement communities.

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Our work in numbers

70-80%
of new homes built in the UK covered by Buildmark
1.4m+
new homes currently protected by Buildmark
1m+
inspections of new homes under construction each year

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