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Advice for Architects | Structural Warranties

We get architects regularly asking us about what structural warranty they need on behalf of their clients, especially when someone is building their own home. Unlike an Architect's Certificate or Professional Consultants Certificate, Structural Warranties are insurance policies required for mortgage lenders to raise finance or sell a property in the future. Our warranty provides the owner of the property with cover in the event of damage caused by a structural defect in the property.

 

Plan Checks 

In the high pressure environment that construction design professionals work in, access to answers is fundamental to success. Having access to good advice on Building Regulation and design matters is imperative to the efficiency of the design process, from first principles to construction drawings.

What our Plan Check team look out for

Advance knowledge of high-cost items which will be required to assure compliance is fundamental to budgeting and viability of a scheme, and being able to discuss philosophies at an early stage is a real advantage. Flexibility in approach to achieving compliance is a great advantage, the lack of “tablets of stone” allows for greater design freedom.

Where possible “Type Approval” or similar constructions provides enhanced certainty of early acceptance of aspects of the design and enhanced budget control. On larger schemes, knowing what information is required and when is a great advantage, together with the ability to monitor the progress of that provision.  The separation of items which might influence the design, from those which can readily be resolved on Site, saves the design team time in identifying areas of critical importance.

Being able to build close working relations with a small team, increases confidence in the shared knowledge of the team. These are all the principles that our Plan Check team are working towards, work with us to make this happen.

If you already have an order with us, then you will have already received the contact details of the person who will be reviewing your designs.  If you don’t have an order with us, and you need more information or guidance on your proposals, please contact us on 0800 107 8446.

 

Modern Methods of Construction and Product Approval

We understand that as technology progresses so does the use of modern methods on construction. However, due to structural requirements on inspection we must approve modern methods of construction prior to building. During application we will ask if you are using innovative methods or offsite construction in which case you will need to supply full details for our technical department to sign off.

 

Check our list of already approved products and systems.

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