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How to Choose The Right Warranty Provider

Protek’s Simon Middleton highlights how to choose the right warranty provider for your self-build and specifically what differences to look for between providers.

Not every structural warranty provider understands the nuances of the self and custom build market. Unfortunately, this can make choosing the right warranty provider a little tricky, especially if this is your first project.

Self -Build and Custom Build projects require very specific warranty cover

Some warranty providers will treat a self-builder in the same as they would a developer. In this situation, the warranty quotation you receive will make you responsible for any claims in the first two years. That clearly isn’t going to be ideal and offer you little risk mitigation. They often require minimum levels of financial security from you to back up the responsibility being placed on you. To top it all, they can also require you to have several years building experience and  you may get just 18 months to complete the build.

In my twenty-six years of providing warranties in this industry, it is clear that not too many self-builders will fit that model. The reality is that most of this detail will be buried in the depths of a complicated quotation document. So, unless you read it very carefully, none of it would be established until you tried to make a claim, at which point it could be too late.

What to look out for 

A self-build warranty should provide cover on the basis you are building or managing the project, perhaps with little or no experience. Cover needs to start immediately you complete the property. The policy definitely should not have a defect period. This is because you are very unlikely to be in a position financially to rebuild your home out of your own pocket, if there is a major issue in the first two years.

If you are managing the new build, extension, conversion, or renovation of your new home – you need to think carefully about structural warranty and site insurance. Check who the insurer is and whether they are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Importantly make sure you read and understand the implications of the conditions and any subjectivities. This is of paramount importance!

Protek have been providing cover for the self and custom build sectors for years. We understand the issues you face and can provide cover to suit the project you are undertaking. For more information just give us a call. 

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The Secrets to Self-Build Success

The Secrets To Self-Build Success

We’re proud to be supporting award-winning Frame Technologies for their debut event, ‘The Secrets to Self-Build Success’. This day will cover key information for self-builders on their self-build journey. Our Managing Director Simon Middleton will be joining key figures from across the self-build industry to offer a series of seminars as well as tailored assistance on your self-build project. Book your free tickets today:

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Best Self-Build for under £250K

Protek were delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Best Self-Build for under £250K’ award to this years winners KE-Design

The award for their ‘The Barn Field’ design was presented to Craig Marston by Protek’s Managing Director, Simon Middleton at Build It Magazine’s splendid 2021 Build-It Awards . It was an absolutely fabulous evening attended by all those in the industry that work tirelessly everyday to help make peoples dream homes a reality. 

Congratulations KE-Design for winning this closely contested category.

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Best Self-Build Under £250k

Best Self-Build Under £250k

Protek are delighted to be sponsoring the Best Self-Build Under £250k category at the prestigious 2021 Build-It Awards this year.

Best Self-Build Under £250k

Simon Middleton – Protek’s Managing Director said:

The Build It Awards have been an important accolade in the self-build industry for many years now. The widespread recognition of excellence in the respective categories can really make a difference to the winners, so we are proud to be associated with it. We wish all this years shortlisted entries the best of luck.

Shortlisted Entrants for the Best Self-Build Under £250k 

  • A’Bear & Ball Architects – Milton Road
  • Allister Godfrey Architects – Barn-Style Home, Cumnor
  • CB Homes – Damson House
  • Greenspace Architects – Earth Sheltered House
  • Ke-design – The Barn Field
  • Potton – The Allen-Godbold House
  • Smart Home Technical – Smart Stanley

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Previous Winners for Best Timber Frame: Fleming Homes

Best Self-Build under £250k  Best Self-Build under £250k  

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Protecting your project against risk

Protek are exhibiting at the Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show from the 5th to the 7th November 2021. We are hosting a Masterclass on Protecting your project against risk at 13:00 on Sunday the 7th and we’d love to see you there. We will be covering risk management and insurance for all project types, including self-build, renovation and extensions. 

Please visit our website for free tickets to the event. 


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Hever Commando Series successfully completed by Protek’s Self-Build team

Protek Self-Build team complete the Hever Commando Series event

Protek’s Self-Build team, which is based in Edenbridge, Kent successfully completed their local Hever Commando Series event at Hever Castle this weekend. The event raises money and awareness for the important work of the Royal Marines Charity  In favourable conditions and amidst slight trepidation, our troops disembarked their landing craft amid a frenzy of smoke and noise makers before engaging the twenty four challenging marine inspired obstacles positioned around the five kilometre course.

Protek’s MD Simon Middleton said “The Hever Commando Series course definitely lived up to its description as being the only event that can recreate the mud, sweat and pain of modern day Royal Marine Commando training. The military warm up alone was gruelling and that was before we’d started!”

The teams next challenge to be announced shortly!

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Fleming Homes win Best Timber Frame Home Award

Protek’s Managing Director, Simon Middleton was delighted to present the Best Timber Frame Home Award to Sarah Mathieson, Managing Director of Fleming Homes for their beautiful Fair Isle entry during Build It’s 2019 National Award Event, which was held in London last week.


Fleming Homes – Build It Winners for Best Timber Frame Home 2019

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Best Timber Frame Home 2019

Protek is proud to be sponsoring the Best Timber Frame Home at the Build It Magazine Awards this year in London.

Good luck to the shortlisted finalists!

Best Timber Frame Home 2019



The Build It Awards ceremony 2019 will take place on Friday 29th November, at the Hilton Bankside, London.

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Precise Mortgages approve Protek Warranty for lending purposes

Precise Mortgages

Precise Mortgages have confirmed the approval of the Protek Warranty for lending purposes.  Protek’s Simon Middleton said “Precise Mortgages are an important lender in the property investor sector and were quick in getting the approval sorted out internally, which was refreshing and really appreciated.” 


Protek Group Limited, part of Lloyd’s broker Lucas Fettes & Partners is a self build insurance and structural warranty provider, specialising in structural warranty or latent defects insurance for the UK.  Our range of structural warranty products are backed by class leading Lloyd’s security. Insuring your next development project with Protek means you will be getting the cover you require, combined with excellent levels of service both on and off the construction site at a price that represents excellent value for money. Our new home structural warranty product solutions include, residential development, retail, mixed use, regeneration, conversion, self-build and custom build. Protek is an associate member of the CML.

Protek is a Consumer Code for New Homes code user.

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For more information on lenders that have approved the Protek warranty or our structural warranty products, please check out the listing on our website or call Protek on 0333 456 5040.


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Tel: 0333 456 8030

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Should you have cause to complain, and you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you may be able to refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service, which can be contacted as follows: The Financial Ombudsman Service Exchange Tower, London, E14 9SR | Tel: 0800 023 4567 or 0300 123 9 123 |

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