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03 
Apr

Critical Inspections for Building Sites



With COVID (19) affecting most industries in the UK, there has never been a more important time than now to ensure that your building project is being adequately protected with frequent monitoring of works by surveying professionals.

After liaising closely with Government officials, it was welcoming news to receive the letter of comfort to the construction industry on the 31st March issued by The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, highlighting the importance of the construction industry whilst keeping building sites open and operational.

ABC+ Warranty are one of the remaining Structural Warranty companies that remain fully operational and equipped to carry out professional inspection services by their team of fully Chartered Surveyors.

With the majority of other Warranty providers choosing not to continue to assist clients at this time and instead, leaving clients potentially exposed and vulnerable if works are progressing without professional guidance.

‘It’s not the strongest that survive but the one most adaptable to change’, “never has a truer phrase been spoken in our current economy. We are an ever-evolving business but one thing never changes, our core values; Customer Care and Quality Buildings certified to last for generations” says ABC+ Managing Director, Adele Reid.

As part of their duty of care to both Surveyors and their clients, ABC+ have issued the following Inspection Protocol which sets out clear requirements and boundaries to be followed to ensure inspections can be carried out professionally and safely by all concerned.

Inspecting properties since 1989, ABC+ Warranty would like to share their wealth of expertise and information available to them from various industry sources starting with recent guidelines issued by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) detailing Site Operating Procedures – which sets out practical measures for construction sites to comply with Public Health England’s guidance on distancing and hygiene.

ABC+ offer a range of services covering all areas of the UK including; 10 & 12 Year Structural Warranties, 6 Year Professional Consultant Certificates, Road Bonds, Contractors All Risk insurance and Building Control services.

With banks and building societies providing mortgage holiday payments, there has never been a better time to secure a quotation with ABC+.  Payment option plans are available at no extra cost with affordable fixed prices, available until 31st August 2020.

Click to obtain your QUICK QUOTE, or call 0161 928 8804 to discuss your building requirements.

www.architectscertificate.co.uk

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Published Date: 3rd April 2020
Category: Uncategorized


 

03 
Apr

Government letter of comfort to the construction industry.



Please find below a link to a letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to the UK’s construction sector with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to the construction sector

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Published Date: 3rd April 2020
Category: Uncategorized


 

29 
Mar

Coronavirus COVID (19) Professional Inspection protocol



We thank you for your continued support and understanding and the safety of our clients and our Surveyors are of paramount importance to us.

To enable us to safely carry out inspections for your building project, we must insist that the following guidelines are strictly adhered to:-

  • Our Surveyors will call you on the morning of our scheduled inspection and you must inform them if anyone who is, or, who has been, recently working on your building site and showing  symptoms of COVID (19). If so, our inspection will be rescheduled for a different future date.
  • All individuals and site workers to kindly vacate the property/building site to enable our Surveyors to remain at least 2m apart from any other individual and to be able to access all areas of the property whilst being able to move around the property freely.  
  • Please leave all external and internal doors open to reduce the need for our Surveyors to touch door handles, this includes but not limited to cupboards underneath a kitchen sinks when checking for items such as satisfactory plumbing works or boilers concealed behind kitchen/housing units.
  • Loft hatches should be left open to allow for easy visual inspection of the internal roof structure and for easy checking for adequate insulation to roof spaces.
  • Our Surveyors will be wearing gloves during their inspection and where possible, they will be avoid touching handles or work surfaces.
  • If there is a particular section of the property that our Surveyors are not able to access, you will be notified and required to submit photographs and or video footage of those particular items/areas.
  • If these conditions of our inspections are compromised in any way, we reserve the right to charge you for an additional inspection to take place at a later date.
  • If our Surveyors notice any site workers that are not adhering to the social distancing measures, we will notify the site manager and we will be keeping a record of this information which could be made available to the Authorities if requested.

We will continue to keep you up to date with any further changes to these guidelines.

If you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

We thank you for helping us to keep the construction industry active and safe.

Yours sincerely

Adele Reid

Managing Director

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Published Date: 29th March 2020
Category: Uncategorized


 

25 
Mar

ABC+ WARRANTY – UK CONSTRUCTION CORONAVIRUS UPDATE



Following the Governments recent announcement for lockdown procedures in the UK, I am delighted to confirm that as of this morning, the Construction industry has been specified as a ‘Critical Industry’ and is therefore encouraged to keep construction activity going ahead as normal, this includes site inspections by professionals such as ourselves and our Surveyors here at ABC+ Warranty.

We understand just how important it is that activity continues on building sites and we remain committed to supporting all of our clients.

Our site inspections will continue to go ahead as normal but we must insist that you respectfully follow the social distancing guidelines and ensure that any worker at the site remains at least 2 meters apart from our Surveyors whilst carrying out our inspections.

Alternatively, where possible, please clear the site of workers during our inspection to ensure the safety of both our Surveyors and also that of your workers.

When booking your next inspection, we need you to confirm that there is no one at the site who has been advised to self-isolate, has returned from overseas from an affected area or is displaying signs of coronavirus.

RICS GUIDANCE TO CORONA VIRUS

Please continue to take a good selection of photographs of any works as they progress for our records.

We will continue to offer all of our clients our ‘Pay as you build’ payment option plan at no additional cost.

You can check our website for this and all other updates in line with any further Government guidelines.

Yours sincerely

Adele Reid
Managing Director
Architects Certificate & ABC+ Warranty

Tel. 0161 928 8804



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Published Date: 25th March 2020
Category: Uncategorized


 

20 
Jan

Build It Live Event City Manchester 22nd-23rd February Free Tickets

Come and meet the ABC+ team at Build It Live at Event City, Manchester on the 22nd-23rd February. Simply click on the link below and fill out the form to receive free tickets for this event

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Published Date: 20th January 2020
Category: Uncategorized


 

20 
Jan

Farnborough Show Success!

ABC+ Warranty, providing expert advice at the Home Building & Renovating show in Farnborough. A great turnout & great to meet existing and new clients. Our next construction show is at Eventcity, Manchester, check out the free ticket links in our Eventcity news feed.

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Published Date: 20th January 2020
Category: Uncategorized


 

14 
Jan

Farnborough Homebuilding and Renovation Show January 18th-19th Free Tickets

Come and meet the ABC+ team at the Farnborough Homebuilding and Renovation Show on January 18th-19th 2020. Simply click on the link below and fill out the form to receive free tickets for this event.

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Published Date: 14th January 2020
Category: Uncategorized


 

09 
Jan

Come and Meet Us – Home Building and Renovating Show 19-20 Jan

ABC+ WARRANTY ARE AT STAND L110

Come and meet our award winning team and discuss your Structural Warranty needs for any existing or upcoming projects you might have.

Our award winning ABC+ is the perfect Structural Warranty solution.

We accept all projects large or small from the self builder to the larger developer. Our fast, no fuss service provides guaranteed customer satisfaction. Certificates issued in minutes. Quotes available within hours. ABC+ is the fastest growing, cost effective Warranty in the UK. Our dedicated team of RICS Surveyors are here to help and have monitored properties since 1989.

We understand that no two projects are ever the same and we don’t shy away from the unusual. As members of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, our ABC+ Warranty is mortgage lender approved providing peace of mind for potential purchasers. Our Warranty team are always available to speak to and can provide free impartial advice throughout your project.

 

 

 

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Published Date: 9th January 2020
Category: Uncategorized


 

09 
Jan

The ABC+ Warranty – Mark of Quality and Satisfaction

The ABC+ Warranty, issued by award winning local company Architects Certificate, offers the most cost-effective 10-year Structural Warranty certification in the UK. It is mortgage lender approved and also suitable for those purchasing their homes under the governments’ Help To Buy scheme…..

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Published Date: 9th January 2020
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09 
Jan

Panic In The Property World?

Since the recent collapse of Structural Warranty insurer ‘Alpha Insurance’ provided by structural Warranty company ‘CRL’ panic has erupted in the construction industry leaving over 20000 properties with no valid Structural Warranty Protection in place despite CRL clients paying thousands of pounds for these policies….

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Published Date: 9th January 2020
Category: Uncategorized


 

 

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