Local authorities: building strong communities

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Partnering with local authorities


We are a strategic partner to Local Authorities in the delivery of high-quality housing across the UK. As a direct insurer, we have a vested interest in the prevention of structural defects and successful long term asset protection.

Working together, we help to manage your development risk, sharing our technical expertise and unique market insight as you create sustainable, high-quality new homes. Buildmark Choice is our warranty and insurance product for newly constructed or converted properties designated for social housing or affordable rent, safeguarding them against latent defects. It can also be used for shared ownership. Where you are developing homes for outright private sale or for shared equity initiatives, you will need Buildmark, our warranty and insurance product designed for the private sale market.

Why choose NHBC?

Strategic partner

Our partnership approach and inhouse expertise means that we are uniquely placed to work collaboratively with contractors operators and developers with a focus on quality and standards via early state engagement.

Technical expertise

We've been working with the construction industry to improve the quality of new homes for more than 80 years. We are the UK's leading provider of warranty and insurance cover for newly-built homes.

Leading authority

NHBC is the leading warranty provider to local authorities. We've been working with the construction industry to improve the quality of new homes for more than 80 years.

Service benefits: advantages of choosing NHBC

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Warranty and insurance cover with Buildmark Choice and Buildmark.

Buildmark Choice is our policy for homes built for rental or shared ownership. Buildmark is our policy for homes built for private sale.

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Land quality service

Our geotechnical and geo-environmental specialists de-risk land acquisition and certify the site is suitable for residential development.

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Training, qualifications and CPD

Helping to maintain high standards throughout the design and construction process with NVQs, apprenticeships and accredited training.

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Construction quality

An independent, site-based review of the quality of your construction, undertaken by one of our subject experts.

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Insights from industry leaders

Our insights collection brings together leaders in local authority development to share their expertise on delivering high quality homes, despite stretched budgets and high demand. 

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