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10 
Jun

NHBC recruitment drive

NHBC is embarking on its biggest recruitment drive in 30 years with some 100 new technical jobs being created.
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NHBC is saying that new home registrations in the UK for 2013 were up 28% compared to the previous year, with what it called “signs of a broad based recovery in many different regions and the highest new house-building volumes in London for a generation”.

As part of its campaign, the NHBC say ” It will be recruiting 80 new building inspectors with new management roles also being created. More surveyors, engineers and special project managers will also be recruited to ensure that the appropriate technical support is available for builders and their design teams, both on site and during the design stage”.

Here at Professional Consultants Certificate Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of new home certification, we are expanding to meet the upsurge in house building. We currently have 22 regional surveyors with the best professional qualifications; we have recruited from Chartered surveyors, engineers and architects all of which comply to the Council of Mortgage Lenders criteria. Whether its a warranty or a certificate we can help, we can even step in at a very late stage in the construction, which is something the NHBC refuse to do.

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Published Date: 10th June 2014
Category: architects certificates, building warranty, New Home Warranty Insurance


 

23 
May

Welcome to our new surveyors

Welcome to our new surveyors: Carl Nelson RICS, James Adair RICS, Nii Armar Armar RIBA and Richard Lever RICS.

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We hope that this is the beginning of a fruitful and constructive relationship between Professional Consultants Certificate Ltd and these four, highly skilled, CML compliant professionals.

We look forward to seeing Carl, James, Nii and Richard at our next CPD meeting here in Cheshire.

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Published Date: 23rd May 2014
Category: architects certificates, new surveyors
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26 
Mar

What is an architect’s certificate?

What is an architect’s certificate?

 

architects certificateAn architect’s certificate is issued by a chartered architect or surveyor on a newly built or converted property and is of 6 year duration. Though it has been renamed and is officially called ‘the CML Professional Consultants Certificate’, the term ‘Architects Certificate’ is still widely used.

Architect’s certificates are an important document for a number of reasons, but particularly if you or your purchaser want to take out a mortgage on a newly built property.

Mortgage lenders will generally only lend money against a newly built property if it is protected by a warranty scheme such as NHBC warranty or a Professional Consultants Certificate.

Smaller builders and self builders favour a professional consultants certificate/ architect’s certificate because they are often as much as 50% cheaper than NHBC and are widely accepted by banks and building societies.

An architect’s certificate is only a warranty in the sense that the issuing professional undertakes (by means of a signed CML certificate) that the subject property is built in accordance with the approved plans, complies with building regulations and is to a good standard. This undertaking is primarily for the use of banks and building societies as a security for a loan. The lender is provided with an assurance of the standard of construction, which is backed by the issuing architect’s professional indemnity insurance. THIS IS NOT A LATENT DEFECTS POLICY.

Architect’s Certificates are issued as standard for six years cover, which the council of mortgage lenders have approved for use in their standard format.  You can also buy additional cover from us, a UK-wide professional consultant’s certificate provider to give ten years cover.  This additional cover is called CertificatePlus+ and is available from www.architectscertificate.co.uk or by calling 0845 680 0467.

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Published Date: 26th March 2014
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19 
Feb

Architects Certificate vs NHBC

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We are often asked to compare the NHBC warranty to an Architect’s Certificate

We have seen media articles warning of the danger of using an Architects Certificate over a full warranty. It should be said these are two very different and separate systems performing different tasks and its like comparing apples to oranges.

For example an Architects Certificate is for 6 years duration and a NHBC warranty is for 10 years.

However, the main issue is about accountability since remedial repairs are possible for both systems. Worthy of note is that there are far more complaints about the NHBC’s track record than any individual Architect.

When choosing your Architect to carry out monitoring and site checks please … CHOOSE A WELL ESTABLISHED COMPANY. 

BE WARNED: YOU ARE ASKING FOR TROUBLE IF YOU CHOOSE AN ARCHITECT WITH NO OFFICE OR LAND LINE PHONE , since it is very likely he won’t be around in six years time. Obtain his credentials: is he insured properly? Is he registered for VAT? Does his certificate comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders requirements? We offer a free checking system for examining compliant certificates.

Since 1989 our MD at Professional Consultants Certificate Ltd has advised thousands of house-buyers and builders on the pros and cons of both systems. If you are in any doubt please ask to speak to one of our highly qualified staff or even our MD. Our 16 surveyors are covered by a two million pounds professional indemnity policy.

certificateplus+ building warrantyOur unique CERTIFICATEPLUS+ system  means that you can start on a low cost certificate and at any time during or after the project you can upgrade to a fully compliant warranty.

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Published Date: 19th February 2014
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20 
Aug

Architects Certificate Extended Opening Hours

From the second week in September the Architects Certificate customer service team will be available much later in the day. Our new telephone reception will extend to 16:30. This will enable a much improved service to answer all of your professional consultants certificate enquiries. As the market leader for the industry we can offer very competitive quotes. Go with the best forget the rest. Established 1989.

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Published Date: 20th August 2013
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20 
Aug

Professional Consultants Certificates now in Northern Ireland

professional consultants certificate in northern ireland Professional Consultants Certificate Ltd welcomes Roger Patton as our Northern Ireland regional surveyor. Roger is a very experienced surveyor who has specialised in residential construction for many years. Roger also offers architectural services in addition to site monitoring.

Enquiries are now welcome from Belfast, Omagh, Londonderry, Newcastle, Ballymena, Enniskillen.

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Published Date: 20th August 2013
Category: architects certificates, new surveyors, Professional Consultants certificates
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16 
May

Professional Consultants Certificate March 2013 News

Welcome to the March edition of the Architects Certificate monthly newsletter. This Month we revisit the Eco-Build in Penymynydd and a new site in Rhyl, we are also making constant changes to our advertising methods and website.

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Published Date: 16th May 2013
Category: architects certificates, EcoBuild, Professional Consultants certificates
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07 
Mar

Professional Consultants Certificate February 2013 News

Welcome to the February edition of the Architects Certificate monthly newsletter.
This month’s newsletter is a bumper edition featuring 5 sites that were visited in early February. There have also been a few updates to the website such as the addition of a testimonials section.

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Published Date: 7th March 2013
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05 
Jan

Professional Consultants Certificate December 2012 News

Welcome to the December edition of the Architects Certificate monthly newsletter. Architects Certificate bucked the trend this month, instead of the usual Christmas drop in business activity we have been inundated with enquiries and calls.

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Published Date: 5th January 2013
Category: architects certificates, retrospective certificate


 

04 
Dec

Professional Consultants Certificate November 2012 News

Welcome to the November edition of the Architects Certificate monthly newsletter. This month has seen new additions and extensions to the many services that will be invaluable to our clients as well as new positions becoming available within Architects Certificate.

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Published Date: 4th December 2012
Category: architects certificates, retrospective certificate


 

 

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