• Nicky Frost

Next show! Homebuilding & Renovating Somerset this weekend

The next HBR will be held at The Bath & West Showground on 20-21 November, where you'll be able to see all the latest products in person and enjoy live expert seminars to help with your self build, renovation or extension project. Self-Build Zone is exhibiting and holding a Masterclass on ‘Protecting your project, now and in the future’ at the masterclass theatre.





What’s on?

The Somerset Homebuilding & Renovating Show will be spread across seven key areas:

  • Seminars and Masterclasses: These short focused talks are brimming with the detailed advice you need, including planning expert Sally Tagg's ultimate guide to obtaining planning permission

  • The Advice Centre: The Advice Centre offers free 15-minute sessions with experts to help get your project on track — whether you’re yet to get started or you’ve hit a few bumps in the road

  • Ask The Expert: Experts such as project manager Bob Branscombe will be on hand to answer questions about your project

  • Ask The Architect: Design expert Allan Corfield will be among the expert architects in attendance

  • Ask The Builder: Get one-to-one impartial advice on your project from master builders

  • The Planning Clinic: If you’re in the process of applying for planning permission or your application has been refused, book an appointment at The Planning Clinic to find out the tactics for success

  • Exhibit Hall: Find all the suppliers and products you need for your project, and view live demos

Grab a coffee and come and come and join our short talk on getting your project the necessary insurance cover - from site insurance to protect against bad weather, fires, site thefts, and contract disputes, to arranging a 10-year Structural Warranty for your self-build on completion. Our short self-build insurance-focused talks are brimming with the detailed advice you need and provide you with peace of mind whilst you embark on your dream project.


From the latest products to independent expert advice, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show has everything you need for your self-build, renovation, or extension project needs under one roof.


GET TWO FREE TICKETS HERE



Site Insurance and Structural Warranty for Self Build homes

Do I need site insurance?

Site Insurance is necessary to protect your investment when you’re carrying out a renovation, conversion, extension or new build. The policies cover the new work, existing structure and rest of the site. It protects against the likes of losses, fire, theft, flood, storm damage, vandalism and accidental damage. See the specific project pages for in-depth information on Self-Build Zone's Self-Build Insurance.


Do I need a Structural Warranty?

Apart from the peace of mind you gain by having the Build-Zone Structural Warranty, most lenders will probably require a warranty as part of their lending criteria. It’s also useful if your circumstances change and you need to sell the property in the next 10 years, as you will likely find that your prospective purchaser’s lender will require a Structural Warranty on the property before releasing any money. Do not rely on an architect's certificate as this will only provide cover in the event you are able to establish negligence by the architect, which will be covered under their Professional Indemnity insurance but only for a period of six years, and it will not cover workmanship or defective materials. The Build-Zone warranty applies for a period of 10 years and will respond straight away as a 'prime' policy. The insurers will then take recovery action against those responsible.

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