new build snag checklist
11 / 05 / 2022

Does a new build home need a snagging survey?

Buying a new build home is exciting, but it’s important to be sure of what you’re getting before you commit to a sale. Nobody wants to move into their dream house just to discover endless problems with the building down the line. This is why it’s so important to thoroughly inspect the property before completion, […]

signs of structural defects
13 / 04 / 2022

Signs of structural damage to look out for in your house

What causes structural defects? There are many possible causes of structural flaws, but they often start with defective design and workmanship. For example, an architect could make a mistake in their building plans, an engineer could make a miscalculation, or a contractor could purchase the wrong materials for the project. Whether the plans are accurate […]

Can you get a building warranty for a barn conversion
11 / 04 / 2022

Can you get a building warranty for a barn conversion?

While many first-time buyers prefer the reassurance of a brand-new building, lots of people want to live somewhere more unique than a ‘cookie-cutter’ development. For some, their dream home is a self-build from the ground up, but for others, it’s an existing structure renovated into a residence. With land at a premium, it makes sense […]

new build construction defects
04 / 04 / 2022

What kind of construction defects does a new build warranty cover?

When purchasing a new house, it’s usually the responsibility of the buyer or their representative to make sure it’s structurally sound. This often involves hiring a qualified surveyor to carry out an inspection of the property before completion, or multiple inspections throughout construction. Unfortunately, every construction project carries the risk of defects occurring. Even the […]

home insurance building warranty
11 / 03 / 2022

What’s the difference between a building warranty and home insurance?

Both building warranties and home insurance protect the owner’s bank account against costly repairs, but what’s the difference in their coverage? Do you really need both at the same time? It’s understandable to want to save money by only buying the best insurance product, but you won’t be covering all the bases if you choose […]

contractors all risk insurance
04 / 03 / 2022

A complete guide to contractors’ all risk insurance

Anyone involved in construction, from designing to building, should know the importance of proper site insurance. There are many potential liabilities in this line of work – the bigger the project, the more risks there will be. Unforeseen incidents on your construction site, from floods and fires to vandalism and theft, can lead to costly […]

28 / 02 / 2022

‘ABC+’ Are Giving Away FREE Tickets To The Home Building & Renovating Show

We are delighted to share the free ticket code with all of our customers and newsreaders. The Home Building & Renovating show is taking place over 4 days from 24th-27th March at the NEC, Birmingham and has everything you need from product suppliers to professional services, all under one roof! The show is going to […]

new build warranty dodgy developers
25 / 02 / 2022

How a new build warranty could protect you from dodgy developers

Many people prefer to buy a newly built home rather than an older pre-used building for lots of reasons. These include the fact that pre-owned homes older than 10 years are unlikely to have a structural warranty, whereas a new build should come with one. Even if the builder doesn’t make the most of modern […]

why you need a self build structural warranty
18 / 02 / 2022

Why would you need a self-build structural warranty?

It may be easier to simply buy a new-build property, but many people dream of designing their own home. Self-build projects take a lot of time, effort, and money, but the reward of a totally customised residence is often worth it. However, it’s crucial to ensure that such a big investment has the right financial […]

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04 / 02 / 2022

We are the main sponsor of the Grand Designs Live virtual show 2022

Architects Certificate ABC+ Warranty is proud to announce that we are the main sponsor of the upcoming Grand Designs Live Online show. On the 26th and 27th February, virtual visitors can benefit from a weekend of networking, browsing products, and gaining valuable advice from industry experts. Click the button below to secure a FREE place […]



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