Twenty years of Build Zone, who have been helping the insurance industry. Here’s the word;
Build-Zone is an award-winning Structural Warranty provider and an established significant force in providing Latent Defects Insurance across the UK and Ireland. They cater for 10 or 12-year Structural Warranty policies across Residential, Commercial, Social Housing, Mixed-Use, Build-to-Rent and Major Project spaces.
Build-Zone was established in 2003 as a trading style of Sennocke International Insurance Services as a specialist Structural Warranty provider. April 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the business that was acquired by Aston Lark in 2021.
The company is looking back on its achievements and looking ahead to meeting the challenges from an increasingly Net Zero focused housing sector;
“Celebrating our 20th birthday is a fantastic marker, especially in an industry where many providers don’t survive the 10 or 12 year policy periods. So that in itself is a major achievement. Our previous MD and founder, Paul, did a great job of building the business from scratch and has employed some excellent people throughout that period, many of whom are still with the business today. So in terms of the future, we’ve got a perfect base to continue building on.
Over the last 20 years, we’ve grown in terms of the types of clients we’re dealing with and the types of project sizes we can underwrite. And generally, across the market, we are viewed as one of the key market leaders in our sectors. The plan is to continue recruiting the right people, drive the business forward, and ensure everyone knows who Build-Zone are. The great thing is that the legacy is there and being built upon; we’ve still got work to do, which is a good thing as well because it keeps us on our toes and keeps it exciting.
We are respected in the market by lenders and developers and backed by ‘A’ Rated insurers. Our underwriting, administration, technical and customer support teams are all based in one building. This helps nurture the team ethic and works to benefit customers and staff.”