NHBC warranty and insurance cover

Supporting builders to deliver high quality homes and protecting homeowners with new home warranty and insurance since 1936

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We first introduced a two-year building warranty in the 1940s, followed by the first 10-year warranty in 1965. This was the foundation for our current Buildmark policy which comprises deposit protection; a two-year builder warranty period backed by the NHBC resolution service; and a further eight years’ insurance cover against damage caused by defects in the structure of the property.

Buildmark is designed to give homeowners peace of mind over the largest purchase they will ever make. It currently protects around 1.4 million homes in the UK.

Our warranty and insurance products

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Buildmark is our product for newly-built or newly-converted homes for private sale.

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Buildmark Choice

Buildmark Choice is our product for landlords and long leaseholders of newly-built or newly-converted homes for social rental, private rental or shared ownership.

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Buildmark Connect

Buildmark Connect is our product for commercial premises that are part of a mixed-use development and are intended for public use.

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What are you building or developing?

Choose your project type from the selection below to find the best warranty and insurance product for your development.

What to do next...

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Request a guide price

We can provide you with a guide price for warranty and other products and services.

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Register as an NHBC Builder

You need to be registered with us to offer our warranty and insurance on your new homes.

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Register your new site

If you are an NHBC registered builder and want to register your new site with us, please use the portal or complete a SNIN form.

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Discuss your next project

Get in touch to talk about our warranty and insurance cover as well as our other products and services.

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