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July 10, 2019

Approved Inspectors, Building Control and Structural Warranties

Self-Build Zone can help clients at the Pre-Build Stage.

Following the demise of Alpha Insurance A/S in May 2018 you could be forgiven for being a little twitchy, especially when this past couple of weeks re...

June 3, 2019

Waterproof Envelope Snagging & How to Avoid Water Ingress Problems

Preventing water ingress in new homes doesn't have to be rocket science. Building surveyor Andy Butchers reveals what you need to know to protect your property.

Ask any warranty provider about the biggest...

March 12, 2019

If you’re planning on extending your home, then make sure your project is correctly covered for peace of mind. Did you know that most home insurance policies were not designed to cover your existing property whilst being worked upon or the workmen doing the work?

It is...

March 7, 2019

When carrying out a self-build or renovation project, many people believe that their builders and contractor will have insurance to cover the project; or that a home insurance policy will cover a property that is undergoing a renovation. However, this isn’t the case an...

February 22, 2019

A Site Insurance policy covers the works in progress during your self-build project, this includes Tools, Equipment, Plant, Building products, Storm Damage, Vandalism and Liability. If you have the misfortune to suffer theft, have a fire or flood for example, then by t...

February 5, 2019

Build It Live (South East) takes place this weekend at the Kent Event Centre and is one of the UK’s most practical self build and home renovating exhibitions, brought to you by Build It Magazine, designed to help you find everyday solutions to manage your home building...

July 11, 2017

Republic of Ireland (ROI) witnessed a 30 per cent growth in self-builds between 2015 and 2016 while Northern Ireland (NI) statistics show a 20 per cent growth in new dwelling starts between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017.

The number of commencement notices issued in 2016 grew 30 p...

June 27, 2017

Over the past 12 months, custom build has been a buzzword within our industry. However, not much has happened over the last year. This was down to the fact that there were very few companies within the wider property sector that knew much about the market’s potential.

H...

June 16, 2017

The moment you become a landowner, you’re liable for what happens on your plot. Self-Build Zone’s Paul Kempton explains how to protect your new property.

Once you’ve completed the conveyancing and bought your plot of land, no matter whether you’re ready to build now or...

April 25, 2017

If your pipe bursts and causes damage to a neighbour’s house, your policy might not pay out if you have bought home rather than contents cover.

How would you feel if you received a scary letter from an insurance company accusing you of “negligence” and saying you were l...

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