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Find all kinds of site insurance news, tips, insights and more right here, at Self-Build Zone's blog. Look for information on your self-build warranty, or explore answers to questions like why do I need insurance for my self-build plot?


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January 15, 2020

NaCSBA Gold Partners for 2020

Self-Build Zone is a Corporate Gold Member of NaCSBA. Our role is invaluable in supporting the work NaCSBA do lobbying to improve and grow the sector and to encourage people to take the self and custom build journey.

As a Corporate Gold Part...

January 10, 2020

For over 30 years Homebuilding & Renovating has been helping first-timers successfully create amazing individual homes. Everything they do is supported and delivered by leading experienced self builders, builders, designers and other independent experts such as self-bu...

January 9, 2020

What is community self-build?

The term "housing crisis" has been a headline topic of debate for the last few years, and to some, this can seem that the housing problem is a relatively new phenomenon, however, it is the worst consequences that are now being revealed.


January 6, 2020

NEW for January the Homebuilding & Renovation Show Farnborough

The NEW Homebuilding & Renovating Show takes place in Farnborough - 18th & 19th January. It is the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators. Come and see us on Stand E116.

No matter what sta...

December 13, 2019

Claims against Approved Inspectors what's the latest?

AIs must be registered with the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR), be re-approved every 5 years and must have appropriate insurance cover. The Building Act 1984 is the primary legisl...

December 5, 2019

Self-Build Zone featured on Real Homes TV!

Have a nose at Real Homes House of the Year 2019

Real Homes recently announced the Home of the Year for 2019 – and here is their special TV episode that gives you the tour! As part of the Real Homes Show, they've gone behind-the...

November 26, 2019

A guide to renovation and conversion insurance

Whether you are doing a self build, renovation or extension, don’t ignore the need for specialist insurance, it will save you money and time if things take a turn for the worse. After all building or renovating your own hom...

November 22, 2019

Party Wall Insurance, protect yourselves and your neighbours

The Party Wall Act 1996 provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. Any building owner proposing to start...

November 11, 2019

The next homebuilding and renovating event takes place BATH & WEST SHOWGROUND, SOMERSET, 16 - 17 NOVEMBER

Come and join us on - Stand 118

We will be on hand to discuss site insurance, building control and structural warranties for your home extension, self-build, renovat...

November 8, 2019

Selfbuild Live Cork!

Selfbuild Live Cork takes place on the 9th & 10th November and is hailed as the ultimate showcase for people who are self-building, extending, converting, improving or simply decorating their home. Visitors are presented an abundance of ideas, inspi...

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