Yearly Archives: 2014



Advertising Hoardings are now available for the Developers’ Sites



We can now provide the Builder and/or Developer with advertising material/ site hoardings for their new build sites.

ask us for details.


Published Date: 17th November 2014
Category: Uncategorized



Latest CPD Session a Great Success

Last Friday saw our latest CPD meeting for all of our regional surveyors. Held at the Manchester Airport Marriott hotel we received our delegates from all over the UK.meeting


The emphasis this year focused on the Approved Documents part L and part E, with very informative talks from Rosemary Bailey of Energist UK and Barry Cope of Sight Sound Ltd.IMG_20141024_092202


Published Date: 31st October 2014
Category: Uncategorized



We fully certify Modular Buildings for Mortgage Purposes

We are now able to provide either 6yr CML, now known as UK Finance Professional Consultant Certification or 10yr Warranty for the new modular home by Boutique Modern Ltd.



Our clients are using this novel design to create space in tight spots in and around the City of London. This is a great way to redevelop within an urban situation where space is very much at a premium. This modular system is helping property developers in places such as Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester to utilise the unused flat roof areas to many existing high storey blocks. As the monitoring surveyor we will check for the following: capability of the existing foundations and structure to accept the new increased loads, means of escape in case of fire, general structural stability and things such as the integrity of the existing and new roof structures.

Ask us for details.


Published Date: 6th October 2014
Category: building warranty, Uncategorized



New Opening Hours

Here at Professional Consultants Certificate Ltd we are constantly improving our client services and are pleased to announce that our offices are now open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

This will apply during the working week of Monday to Friday.

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Published Date: 22nd September 2014
Category: Client Services



Alternatives to the NHBC warranty

When looking to keep your building insured, you’re going to want to find the best possible warranty, so you know you’re in safe hands. Of course, there are many options out there, so deciding on the right one can be hard. By looking a little deeper for worthwhile alternatives, you can benefit from a better deal that provides the same level of security.

Obtaining a mortgage on your new build is crucial and is a standard requirements from your mortgage company so they feel confident in supplying you with the cover you need. They will always ask for some form of building warranty so a mortgage or loan will be granted on your property.

One of the most popular options out there is the NHBC warranty, which is well known by many. However, many builders that are smaller in size, or those that are self-builders who have created their own property find that the cost of an NHBC warranty can be extremely high.

It’s with this in mind that here at Architects Certificate, we can list some alternatives to this warranty, in some cases saving you over 50% of the cost!

Two options to consider are:

Option 1 – You can look to obtain a Professional Consultants Certificate, that provides you with a 6 year warranty.

Option 2 – You could benefit from a 10 year structural warranty. This is called an ABC+ Warranty.

If you’d like to find out more about each of the options available, be sure to check out the graphic below for more information. This will help you compare the 3 options so you can decide which one suits your requirements best.

To discuss any enquiries with our team of experts, call us on 0161 928 8804 or email You can also fill out our online form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Published Date: 24th August 2014
Category: building warranty



How can I get a warranty for my new build house? 0845 680 0467

Building warranty supplier 6 and 10 year availableLarge house builders will often get an NHBC warranty on their new build homes which offer protection to the purchaser and enable a mortgage to be secured on the property.

Smaller builders and self builders have a better value scheme open to them known as the CML, now known as UK Finance Professional Consultants certificate (previously called Architect’s Certificate).

The architect certifies that the house has been properly constructed in accordance with the national building regulations and the plans and specifications.

The larger guarantee providers, such as the NHBC, are not always the best choice for the smaller house builder, developer or self-builder since:
1. They will not step in if you have already commenced on site.
2. They act on behalf of their scheme member i.e. the contractor
3. They will require a bond payment from unregistered builders
4. All fees have to be paid up front whether the guarantee is issued or not
5. Often their inspectors are not chartered professionals

The whole point of any scheme that requires regular inspections throughout the build is to ensure that the dwelling is built to such a standard that problems are eliminated. In this respect a chartered architect or surveyor will provide a more diligent service than an employee of a large company because they are personally liable in cases of negligence.

Remember that a chartered professional has undertaken at least seven years of study, examination and supervision by senior architects before given licence to practice. Their reputation and their future in the industry depends totally upon the quality of their service (‘duty of care’). have been providers of CML, now known as UK Finance Professional Consultants Certificates since 1989, their certificates are often 50% cheaper than NHBC cover. Call on 0845 680 0467 for a quote today.


Published Date: 8th July 2014
Category: building warranty, New Home Warranty Insurance
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Welcome to our new surveyor for the North East.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Summers MRICS as our Regional Monitoring Surveyor for West Yorkshire. Barry has over thirty five years of experience working in building control, he was a senior building control officer for Kirklees Council from 1986 until very recently. It can be seen that Barry has a wealth of experience in residential construction and will be a valued member of the team. Barry is willing and able to complete and submit building plans using CAD systems… for details please contact our head office.


Published Date: 30th June 2014
Category: new surveyors



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.


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



How do I buy a building warranty ?

Structural 10 year warrantyA full repairing structural warranty is sometimes the preferred option for a new home or converted property.

The most common new home warranty used by builders is an NHBC warranty. For small builders and self builders the cost of obtaining NHBC cover is often cost prohibitive, so we are pleased to share details of a great building warranty scheme for significantly lower cost.

This new warranty scheme is called ABC+ Warranty.

The ABC+ Warranty scheme not only provides builders of new homes a six year professional consultants certificate, but also a full ten year new home latent defects warranty.

This gives builders, new home owners and all mortgage lenders complete peace of mind that the property has the highest level of protection and cover should any problems arise with the property.

ABC+ Warranty is offered by a leading supplier of professional consultants certificates, we are Professional Consultants Certificates Ltd and our surveyors have been issuing certificates across the UK since 1989.

When choosing  ABC+ Warranty we also liaise with your solicitor and/or bank totally inclusive within our ABC+ Warranty scheme and this added benefit is unique within the warranty market place. ABC+ Warranty is most cost effective to initiate from the outset of the project, but never fear, we can still step in very late and still provide the ten year warranty if requested by your purchaser. Our clients tell us that the ABC+ Warranty system is cheaper than most warranty providers despite providing the expert certification by CML, now known as UK Finance professionals.

Contact Professional Consultants Certificates Ltd for a quote today on 0845 680 0467 or through their website


Published Date: 9th June 2014
Category: building warranty
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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, now known as UK Finance compliant professionals.

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


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



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