The purpose of the CIGA new build guarantee is to introduce a level of independent assessment and ongoing surveillance providing member installers with a unique product that will help assure house builders that work has been carried out on an appropriately prepared property to the appropriate standard, without which a guarantee will not be available.
Since the 1970s, there have been on average 160,000 new homes each year in England. The consensus is that we need 300,000 more homes per year to keep up with population growth and start to tackle years of under-supply. Greater demand has brought with it a greater focus on quality and standards by government.
An effective system of Building Regulations and building control should ensure that homes are built to good quality standards, are safe, highly energy efficient, sustainable, accessible and secure.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment has looked into the quality and workmanship of new build housing in England and are reviewing requirements to ensure that they remain fit for purpose and meet future needs. This includes looking at further opportunities for simplification and rationalisation while maintaining standards.
If you would like to find out more about CIGA’s New Build Guarantee, please email : Guarantees@ciga.co.uk
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