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Major Projects

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

Change to NHBC’s classification of Major Projects from 1 April 2022

Change to NHBC’s classification of Major Projects from 1 April 2022

A major project is classified as 7 storeys or above or exceeding 18 metres (whichever is reached first), or a scheme that has been deemed high risk.

NHBC has reclassified the schemes we consider a major project from 1 April 2022 onwards to reflect the legal framework expected as part of the Building Safety Bill. This also forms part of a wider evolution of our Technical Risk Management programme, following several added-value changes including new Technology Assisted Inspections, Joint Virtual Meetings and Quality Common Scoring. 

We are committed to supporting the industry in navigating regulatory change, providing a clear framework for registered builders and developers in readiness for the Building Safety Bill.

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, with a specialist team that is available to provide expert technical advice and support for projects all over the UK. To see some of the projects the team have worked on watch the video below. 

Which NHBC warranty and cover product?

Our specialist underwriting team will work with you to agree the 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.

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Major projects frequently asked questions

What to do next...

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.

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