The cover every self-builder needs:
We are the market-leading and multi-award-winning self build insurance provider helping thousands of self builders protect their new builds, renovations, conversions and extensions with the correct self build site insurance and structural warranties for over 20 years.
Self Building or creating a home, either from scratch or as a conversion or renovation project, can be one of the most rewarding challenges. The project you're embarking on will invariably require a significant amount of investment - so ensuring you have the correct level of self build insurance in place is essential. Self-Build Zone offers a range of self build insurance policies including site insurance and structural warranties policies for new builds, conversions, renovations and extensions.
Ensuring you have an all risks self build site insurance policy will protect you from a number of obvious risks and those that you may not consider when starting your project. Risk can exist in familiar issues like liability, theft, storm damage and fire, but also unfamiliar issues like tradesmen not completing the works satisfactorily, your contractor utilising unsuitable materials to complete your project, or your builder accidentally damaging your home. We have a vast amount of experience in providing the correct self build insurance policy for your self build projects, and a deep understanding of the types of projects you are likely to undertake, so you can count on us to take care of your needs.
You should arrange your self build site insurance from the moment your purchase your plot to make sure you, your self build project, your employees and any existing structure are protected throughout your build. Most self builders don't realise that the moment you complete your plot purchase you need a minimum of public liability cover to protect you while you seek planning. If you intend to start building straight away, a self build site insurance policy may be a better option as all of our self build site insurance policies include public liability and employers’ liability cover as standard. Our self build site insurance policies are flexible and can be bought for varying periods of time from 3 months to 24 months.
Our self build insurance cover doesn't stop there, you can also purchase our 10 Year Structural Warranty which protects your home for 10 years from completion against defects in design, materials and workmanship. Should you wish to sell your property at some point in the future, a Self-Build Zone Structural Warranty will give your purchaser the peace of mind that it is covered by a lender-approved Structural Warranty. Our self build structural warranties are approved by UK finance and backed by 'A' rated insurers to give your self builds the best possible protection. We also have our own in-house technical team who can facilitate your buidling control and technical audit site visits throughout your build giving you an alternative to the local authority.
Each member of our team is trained to help discuss your project and its specific self build insurance needs so we can make sure you have the best possible protection for your self build.
Our self build insurance policies also cover most modern methods of construction and unusual build types including ICF, Strawbale, SIP’s and more. Thanks to our years of experience in the market and ‘A rated insurance backing we are able to provider self build insurance to fit any self build need. Whether it's a new build, conversion, extension, or renovation our self build insurance policies will protect your project from start to finish and our structural warranties for 10 years after completion.
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