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

grand designs live online 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 at this prestigious virtual event!

What is Grand Designs Live?

Almost everyone has heard of Grand Designs Magazine, if not the Grand Designs TV show. Based on these well-established bastions of building and home design ideas, Grand Designs Live exhibitions are eagerly anticipated events. With exhibitions by award-winning and accredited experts in a range of disciplines, consumers and commercial developers can discover the latest trends and seek guidance from the best of the best. Due to COVID-19, Grand Designs Live became a virtual event in 2021.

Just because you’re an online attendee doesn’t mean the exhibition is any less exciting, though. You’ll still have the opportunity to ask questions, sit in on discussion panels, and download brochures for products that catch your eye – all from the comfort of your own home or office! Grand Designs expect up to 2,500 attendees for the show’s second year, so you’ll be in good company.

The two-day programme involves plenty of professional exhibitors and covers a wide selection of subjects, which includes:

⦿ Extensions & Renovations

⦿ Interiors & Interior Design

⦿ Gardens & Outdoor Living

⦿ EV Motoring & Charging

⦿ Kitchens & Bathrooms

⦿ Finance & Warranty

⦿ Windows & Glazing

⦿ Sustainability

⦿ Self-Builds

How is ABC+ Warranty helping self-builders and renovators?

As experts in providing property surveys and structural warranties, we’re happy to help any self-builder or developer who needs our services. We’ve been providing peace of mind since 1989, so we’re well-placed to advise people on everything from latent defects insurance to Professional Consultants’ Certificates. As the only 10 Year Structural Warranty provider in the UK registered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), you can trust us to deliver a reliable and thorough service.

We provide flexible Structural Warranty solutions in compliance with UK Finance guidelines, helping you to protect your investment in your property against latent structural defects. If damage or faults develop down the line as a result of poor workmanship or materials, you won’t have to worry about paying for repairs or corrective construction work when you have an ABC+ 10 Year Structural Warranty with us. For more information on how we can help, browse our website or contact us directly.

What to expect from the Grand Designs Live: Ask the Experts Weekend

This online event will take place on the advanced Swapcard digital platform, which facilitates real-time video streaming and video or text messaging, amongst many other features. To learn more about the event, visit the Grand Designs Live website or the Grand Designs Magazine website and sign up today. You can also get a sneak peek by taking the virtual tours below.

View the ABC+ Warranty Virtual Tour here:

ABC + Warranty at Grand Designs Live

ABC + Warranty at Grand Designs Live by Grand Designs Live & Insight UK

View the Grand Designs Live Virtual Tour here:

Below is footage of the welcome film from the Grand Designs Live Final with Kevin McCloud:

Welcome to Grand Designs Live Final from Insight UK on Vimeo.


Published Date: 4th February 2022
Category: architects certificate news, structural warranty



ABC Warranty – Business of the Year!

Winning Business of the Year (10 – 20 employees), ABC+ Warranty based in Altrincham were keen to chat about what the award meant for their business. Business Connect spoke with Managing Director Adele Reid:

Congratulations on winning Business of the Year (over 10 employees). Tell us how you feel about winning the award?

“It’s great that we’ve got the recognition that our team deserves following years of hard work. A huge thank you to the Greater Manchester Business Awards.

“The team at ABC+ Warranty have been ‘critical workers’ throughout COVID. Our Surveyors have been on the front line, carrying out our crucial stages of inspection so that our clients could still carry on with their building projects, where most other Warranty providers just stopped. Winning an award like this makes the whole team feel the work they have done has been appreciated and worthwhile.”

What do you think were the reasons ABC+ Warranty were voted as winners?

“We’re constantly looking at ways to simplify the Structural Warranty process and procedures. Our customer’s experience and their journey with us is essential so we’re always looking at ways to improve. We never stop innovating.

“Also, standards are important to us. We’re raising awareness of just how crucial good workmanship is from every type of tradesperson that is involved during the process of house building in the UK. We only certify properties free of defects, properties that are built to last. ABC+ provides consumer confidence when purchasing a home that is certified by us.

“During the pandemic we assisted the Government in writing the COVID Safety Back to work office guidelines to assist people returning to work in a safe office environment following the first lockdown.

“Our Surveying Team created the ‘Safe Site inspections’ guidelines for clients and surveyors to protect all involved whilst our surveyors carried out full site inspections during the first Lockdown in March 2020 and beyond.”

Tell us more about the work you do?

“We provide 10 Year Structural Warranties, also known as latent defects insurance, which is an essential mortgage lender requirement.

“If you are raising a mortgage to fund building works or if you wish to sell the property within 10 years of it being completed, you will not be able to do so if you don’t have a Structural Warranty in place. It is also an insurance policy that provides a way to claim against structural defects that are not covered under your buildings and contents home insurance policy. We have our own team of Surveyors who guide you through the Warranty requirements.

“ABC+ Warranty is suitable for all types of residential and commercial building projects from new builds and/or converted properties and buildings. When the building works are completed, we issue our ABC+ Warranty certificate which is mortgage lender approved.”

How quickly can you provide survey results compared to others in your sector?

“We have created our own electronic survey reports which our Surveyors access through dedicated devices during our inspections. This enables our inspection reports to be with our clients within just a few hours of the inspection, rather than weeks.

We also provide the fastest Structural Warranty quotation service in the UK known as our QuickQuotes. This provides clients with an indication of costs so that they can factor this into their building project costs from a very early stage.

How do you support your local community as a business?

“We’re very keen on offering local apprenticeships. We’ve just taken on two young local apprentices, and we’re supporting them through their 5 year Building Surveying degree at Salford University.

“Also, when using external support we use local businesses, for example Social Media and HR support. Our principal Surveyor is also a weekly attendee of the local Grafters networking zoom meetings which supports a large majority of construction trades specialist.

“We sponsor local schools and charities – The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust as an example.”

What’s next for ABC+ Warranty?

How do you support your local community as a business? “We’ll continue to provide advice to the Construction Minister, the New Homes Quality Board and the New Homes Ombudsman regarding raising the building standards and the requirements needed in the UK to restore confidence in the UK housing market. “Good building standards are vital for our economy and so we will continue to make waves and raise awareness amongst construction professionals.” “We’ll also be launching our mobile phone App shortly which will make the Warranty process even easier to navigate, plus offer lots more exciting technologies that our clients will enjoy exclusively.”


Published Date: 4th October 2021
Category: architects certificate news, AWARD



Invite to new Office Opening

We look forward to welcoming our customers, suppliers and local businesses to our New Offices Open Event on May 9th 2019



Published Date: 28th March 2019
Category: ABC+ warranty, architects certificate news



Exciting News – Moving Premises

Exciting News!

ABC+ Warranty & Architects Certificate are moving to larger premises as part of our company expansion from Friday 15th March 2019.

Please note we may experience some disruption during this day and apologise in advance. We plan to be back up and running by Monday 18th March. Our new office address is: 1 Anchorage Court, Caspian Road, Altrincham WA14 5HH and our contact number will remain the same 0161 928 8804 or 0845 680 0467.

Look out for more updates re our exciting move.


Published Date: 14th March 2019
Category: architects certificate news



2019 Home Builder Awards WINNER


Published Date: 11th February 2019
Category: ABC+ warranty, architects certificate news, AWARD



Barclays Bank mortgages now accept ABC+ Warranty

10-Year Structural Warranty widely accepted by banks and building societies.

Our cost-effective ABC+ Structural Warranty is widely accepted by many banks and building societies across the UK – now including Barclays Bank. This is just one of the dozens of major UK financial lenders on our approved lenders list, making it easier than ever to get a great deal on your mortgage, with the added benefit of the peace of mind a reputable warranty brings.

Why choose Architects Certificate for your Structural Warranty?

For many years, the well-known warranty giants have had a monopoly within the construction market. As a result, they were able to charge extortionate fees, and then exclude many components of the property. 

Here at Architects Certificate, we believe it shouldn’t cost you the earth to build your home.

That’s why our alternative ABC+ Warranty requires:

  • NO membership fees
  • NO renewal fees
  • NO holding bonds

Best of all, we promise to beat any valid quotation you may have already received from a competing provider. We also provide 6-Year Professional Consultants’ Certificates or PCCs, formerly known as CML certificates and now known as UK Finance certificates.

Not only is our ABC+ Warranty accepted by banks like Barclays, but it also meets the criteria for most procedures, like the government’s Help to Buy scheme and local Housing Associations, and is fit for everyone from self-builders to larger developers.

We can issue certificates within minutes, granting full access to your inspection reports. It’s as easy as submitting your information online for a quick quote.

Got any questions about our warranties? You can contact us by phone or email for assistance from our team of experts.


Published Date: 2nd August 2018
Category: ABC+ warranty, architects certificate news, front news



Professional Consultants Certificate Ltd sponsor local charity ball

On Friday 24th June we were delighted to support the Bowdon prep School Ball raising money for a local charity CAFT (The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust) who organise special events and holidays for disabled and disadvantaged children.

A fabulous time was had by all from the celebrity compare Mike Toolan, Can Can Girls, Accordionist Yvette and the infamous ‘Chamber Choir’ presented by Mrs Patterson.

The event raised in excess of £16,000.

Professional Consultant Certificate Ltd offer home warranties for new and converted properties


Published Date: 11th July 2016
Category: architects certificate news, Home warranty, Professional Consultants certificates



New Website Launched


Our new website is live!    logo with strapline 2015


Published Date: 29th May 2015
Category: architects certificate news



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