Why is a 10 year structural warranty so important for your building?
The process of building a new property is exciting for all involved. Every step presents new challenges to overcome as your vision finally comes to fruition. However, there are several less glamorous aspects to sort out so you can use the property safely, ensuring that you’re covered should something go wrong.
This is why you should always look for the best level of structural warranty, like the service provided here at Architects Certificate. We’re able to keep you protected if the worst ever happens to your building (but more on that later), using our many years of industry experience to our advantage. We have perfected our craft so you can benefit from a solid and secure warranty for your building.
So, enough on what we can do; what is this kind of protection, and why is it so crucial?
What is a 10 year structural warranty?
To ensure that your building is covered against damage in the first 10 years of its ‘life’, you should invest in a 10 year structural warranty. Without this, any issues that could seriously disrupt the condition of the building will have to be repaired out of your pocket, rather than those at fault paying for the damage they’re responsible for.
It includes damages that show up later, which weren’t picked up on during initial construction, perhaps being intentionally hidden by those working on your property or not fully checked before work is wrapped up. An example of this is windows that are sealed incorrectly – this is down to the specialist that fitted your windows, and shouldn’t be your responsibility to pay for.
If covered by a 10 year structural warranty, you won’t have to pay for any structural repairs that become apparent later, meaning you can quickly receive a solution to the problem at a better standard than it was before.
Why is it important to have a structural warranty?
We all know that it’s very useful to have this kind of structural warranty associated with your new build, but in most cases, it’s a necessity! If you’re looking for a mortgage straight away on the property, then the majority of UK lenders will check whether you have a structural warranty in place when deciding whether to grant you a loan.
Not only this, but a structural warranty of this kind will also keep you covered in every aspect. Sure, you can sign a contract with your building company stating that they will repair any damages that your building falls foul to in the first few years. But what if that company goes out of business? The responsibility will then fall back on you.
With a 10 year structural warranty on your property, you can be sure that even if this is the case, you’ll still be able to claim against any damage – regardless of the trading status of the contractor.
Do you think you could benefit from structural warranty?
Available for both residential and commercial properties, obtaining a 10 year structural warranty is vital in ensuring that your building is covered in the event of damage, as well as giving you the peace of mind you deserve.
Here at Architects Certificate, we’re on hand to provide expert advice and the insurance that the early years of your building will pass without a hitch. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the structural warranty we offer onsite!
You can speak to one of our team regarding any enquiries by giving us a call on 0161 928 8804 to talk to us directly, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Similarly, you can fill out our relevant forms for a quick quote about our 10 year warranty, or make a full application online.