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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



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