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Published Wed, Jul 13th 2016

Build-Zone New Home Warranty has received CTSI Stage One

CTSI Stage One approval of the Build-Zone Code of Conduct for Home Builders, the Build-Zone New Home Warranty has been confirmed.

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Following Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Stage One approval of the Build-Zone Code of Conduct for Home Builders, the Build-Zone New Home Warranty has been confirmed as acceptable for lending Purposes by Lloyds Banking Group and its various lending brands.


CTSI Stage One approval means that our Code has been recognised as having the potential to enhance the Consumer’s experience during the purchase of a new home from a builder/developer registered under the Code and the after sale customer care service.

As part of the approval process the Code Sponsor Sennocke International Insurance Services Ltd will be demonstrating to the Consumer Codes Approval Board that the code is working and of benefit to Consumers, and following that all our members will be able to proudly display the approved code logo. Full approval is likely to be in March 2017.

Leon Livermore, Chief Executive of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, said:

“Although Sennocke is yet to be fully approved, Stage One approval demonstrates the firm is committed to achieving high levels of customer satisfaction. Consumers and mortgage lenders alike need confidence surrounding the housing market and this code aims to deliver exactly that. We will continue to work closely with Sennocke towards the next and final stage of the approval process.”

‘We are thrilled that Lloyds Banking Group has reinstated Build-Zone to their CML entries. Build-Zone is well established in the structural warranty market & has been providing structural warranties since 2003. Our Code of Conduct for Home Builders has helped us to achieve acceptance by Lloyds Banking Group’ said Ashleigh Poore, Director of Build-Zone.

Please see this Link for our extensive list of approved lenders:

The Build-Zone Code of Conduct for Home Builders has been established in order to ensure that Home Builders comply with standards of best practice when providing services to Home Buyers before, during and after the construction and sale of a New Home. The code applies to developments registered for a Build-Zone New Home Warranty after 1st June 2016.

The Build-Zone New Home Warranty is specifically designed for developers & builders who wish to provide homeowners with a reputable & rated home warranty cover including developer insolvency cover. Build-Zone warranty products are backed by ‘A’ rated insurers & cater for New Homes, Social Housing and Commercial Developments as well as completed and self-build properties in the United Kingdom & Ireland. Sennocke International Insurance Services Limited is the Code Sponsor for the Build-Zone Code of Conduct for Home Builders.

About Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone: Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone are trading style of Sennocke International Insurance Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Self-Build Zone & Build-Zone provide site insurance and structural warranty packages for new builds, renovations, extensions and conversion projects from DIY home improvements and new build, to major renovations incorporating large scale alteration, employment of tradesmen and extension work.

Site Insurance is essential for anyone planning an extension, renovation, conversion or new build project. Self-Build Zone have several different site insurance options to protect your project during the build process, including flexible short term extendable policies as well as the traditional 2 year policy.

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Sarah Kempton

The Build-Zone Structural Warranty is competitive and caters for new homes, social housing and commercial development as well as completed and self-build properties.

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