SOCIAL HOUSING WARRANTY

WHAT IS SOCIAL HOUSING WARRANTY?

A Social Housing Warranty protects newly built or converted properties which are used for social/affordable rent against latent defects. It can also be used for shared ownership/shared equity schemes.

 

To support transparency when it comes to selecting a structural warranty provider we will issue Insurance Product Information Documents (IPID) for all warranty schemes with any new quotation. Click here to view the IPIDs for our Social Housing Warranty.

SUMMARY OF COVER

  • Cover period

    Cover begins from day one of issuing the Certificate of Insurance

  • Defects Insurance Period

    During the first year of cover the Builder is responsible for remedying defects

  • Structural Insurance Period

    Full risk transfer

  • Financial Limits

    Single Unit New build £500,000, Single Unit Conversion £250,000, Continuous Structure New build £25,000,000 and Continuous Structure Conversion £5,000,000

  • Excess

    During Defects Insurance Period £100, During Structural Insurance Period £1,000

  • Cover Includes

    Cover for contaminated land, Up to 26 weeks alternative accommodation, Additional costs, Professional fees and Removal of debris

Are your building costs over £25M?

Have a look at our high value scheme

SERVICE BENEFITS

  • On site technical support

    Your local and experienced Risk Management Surveyor will guide you through the build process offering onsite technical advice.

  • Quality Driven Inspections

    Ensuring you meet building standards at each key construction phase reducing the risk of possible structural defects.

  • Product/System Approval

    Have confidence in our approved products knowing our team thoroughly audit manufacturers on design, quality control, assembly, transportation and onsite construction.

  • Security for your tenants

    With additional cover for alternative accommodation you can ensure your tenants will be cared for in the case of any major defect.

BUILDER & DEVELOPER REGISTRATION

You must be registered with us to get access to our comprehensive range of Structural Warranties and Building Control.

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TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Download your copy of the latest Premier Guarantee Technical Standards

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HOW WE WORK WITH YOU

1. GET A QUOTE

Discuss your project with our dedicated Account Managers and receive a bespoke quotation based on the complexity of your build.

2. TECHNICAL AUDIT

On review of your designs, our team will provide advice for meeting build requirements, before creating a bespoke technical inspection plan for your build.

3. CONSTRUCTION

Your Risk Management Surveyor will undertake onsite inspections in line with the construction of your development. 

4. COMPLETION

On final inspection your Risk Management Surveyor will approve your project so you can receive your Certificate of Insurance.

5. COVER

Rest assured knowing your development is covered from day one, with full risk transfer after the Defects Insurance Period.

Undertaking a refurbishment or conversion?

Cover for Refurbishments and Conversions are available under our Social Housing Warranty. Before placing an order, we can undertake a pre quote refurbishment assessment to ensure you can meet our standard risk requirements, avoiding any potential site delays.

 

Download our Refurbishment and Conversion checklist for information on the technical requirements.

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PRODUCT APPROVAL

Gain Warranty approval for new and innovative construction methods under Premier Guarantee Product Approval.

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Road and Sewer Bonds

We provide free Road and Sewer Bonds subject to terms and conditions which includes an assessment of Developer or Builder experience.

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BUILDING CONTROL

As an Approved Inspector, we can provide you with your Building Control Requirements.

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Ready to secure your warranty?