Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Build Cert provides all the building certificates you need when renovating or building a new home.

We help keep the cost down by providing these certificates under one roof

  • Building Control
  • Professional Consultants certificate
  • EPC & SAP

Yes we use independent chartered surveyors to technically monitor the building works in order to issue the relevant certificate. On a normal build we will carry 4-5 site inspections to ensure that current standards of building regulations are complied with.

A structural warranty is insurance for the structure of your new home, normally for a period of 10 years after completion.

No, your solicitor will need to pass the Certificate to the buyer’s solicitor in order to complete the sale of the property.

A building warranty covers:

  • Structural Defects (including foundations, columns & beams, external walls & cladding, external doors & windows, stairs & floors, roof structures)
  • Ingress of Water
  • Drainage System
  • Subsidence, Heave and Landslip
  • Threat of imminent collapse requiring remedial works to prevent damage caused by a defect in design, workmanship or materials but not discovered before inception of cover
  • Consequential Loss for Non-Structural Elements
  • Loss of Deposit / Insolvency
  • Removal of Debris & Professional Fees
  • Alternative Accommodation
  • Loss of Rent Receivable
  • Contaminated Land Remediation Expenses
  • Physical Health & Safety of Occupants (non compliance with Building Regulations)
Yes, as part of a group that is a FCA regulated Insurance Broker we can provide you with a building warranty at any time if needed.
Once an order is placed with us we can be out on site within 48 hours (24 hours if urgent) Unlike most of the warranty providers we don’t keep you waiting.

There are many advantages but the main ones are:

  • It is cost effective (usually much cheaper than a warranty)
  • No time wasting, we can start straight away rather than you have to wait weeks to get a surveyor on site we will be there in 48 hours
  • No bond or financial security deposit
  • No membership fees
  • One surveyor for all your needs

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Our team has in excess of 20 years’ experience in the UK property sector.