Our 10 year Build-Zone Structural Warranty product will protect your completed home against a defect in the design, workmanship or materials.


Self-build Site Insurance is essential for anyone planning an Extension, Renovation, Conversion or New Build.


A contract is the glue that seals the relationship between a client and their contractor, consultant or supplier and is crucial for your project.

18,000 sign up to right to build register

New research carried out by the National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has revealed that around 18,000 people have signed up to local authority custom-and self-build registers to exercise their ‘Right to Build’.



Since April 1, 2016 all local authorities in England are required to establish an accessible self-and custom-build demand register so that individuals and groups can record their interest to buy a serviced plot in their area and build their own home.

Additional legislation, which came into force on October 31, 2016, requires local authorities in England to give consent for sufficient serviced plots to meet the demand as shown on their register in the first base period (April 1 to October 31).

Data requested by NaCSBA under the Freedom of Information Act from 336 local authorities has revealed that around 14,300 people signed up to the registers between April 1 and October 31, 2016. Read more ›

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So, is it Risk Management with Insurance or Insurance with Risk Management?

Whichever way round you consider this to be appropriate the two are critical to each other and are inseparable.


Private Clients: Sennocke work on the basic principle that “You can always replace objects but you cannot replace people”.  

We are here to offer advice to help you achieve a ‘secure’ environment and in some cases, save you money. We have close connections with Physical Security and Alarm Companies which are helping supply high tech security solutions to our clients.

Some clients would rather manage their own risk by taking a large excess. This of course means that they are potentially exposed for large amounts and it is even more imperative that they take a proactive approach to Risk Management when it comes to security as they will have no recourse to Insurers.

It is a known fact that 60% of people are under-insured by as much as 40%. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that both their Buildings and Contents are adequately insured and failure to do so may result in a reduction in claims payment or in a worst-case scenario, insurers avoid any claim. Read more ›

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Where will house prices rise the most over five years?

House prices will rise by more than £50,000 in some areas over the next five years, a leading estate agent forecast – but added that growth depends on how Brexit negotiations turn out.

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The typical value of a home across the country will rise 13 per cent by the end of 2021, up from £214,000 to £241,900, according to Savills –  a £27,000 rise in five years.

However, the biggest monetary gain is tipped for the South East, where higher prices combined with a larger percentage increase led to a forecast rise of £53,200 over five years.

In the South East, values are forecast to increase by 17 per cent by the end of 2021, from their current value of £313,000 to £366,200.

But the East of England is expected to see the highest percentage increase in house prices at 19 per cent.

A lower current average house price there of £273,000 means this translates into a marginally lower monetary increase of £51,000 to £324,000 by 2021. Read more ›

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We are fundraising for Save the Children – Christmas Jumper Day

It has now become a tradition for the Self-Build Zone and the Build-Zone team to take part in the annual Christmas Jumper Day on the 16th of December.


Christmas Jumper Day is all about getting silly for a serious cause. People across the UK will be dressing up in their festive knits on the 16th of December and showing off their silliest side, all to raise money for Save the Children.

Once again, the Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone team will be partaking in the Christmas Jumper day on the 16th of December. All money raised from participants will be donated to Save the Children, as well as money raised from a team bake sale on the day.

Watch this space, for some silly and festive updates!

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Self-Build Zone exhibiting at Homebuilding & Renovating Show Somerset!

We will be exhibiting at Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2016 at Bath & West Showground, Somerset on the 19th and 20th of November.


Visit Self Build Zone on Stand 118

The South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self-builders and renovators. No matter what stage your project is at, there will be sessions, experts and exhibitors at the show to help bring your project to life.

Self-build specialists, renovation experts and leading brands are all under one roof at the South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show. The show offers a wide range of free talks including topics on self-build, renovating, innovative products, extensions, conversions and DIY projects.

Self-Build Zone are the leading provider of self-build insurances –  including Site Insurance, 10 Year Structural Warranty (Technical Audits, Building Control and other bespoke Survey Services as well), Health & Safety advice and Contract Wordings to the self-build marketplace as well as specialist Buildings and Contents insurance.

Self-Build zone also benefits from being part of the Sennocke Group which means that not only can they advise you on products for your building project but they can also provide Legal Indemnity/Defective Title insurance, Commercial, Professional Lines and Home insurance. Make sure you come along to our Masterclass on Sunday 20th November at 3.30pm in the Masterclass Theatre.

Representatives from Self-Build Zone will be on hand throughout the show to talk through all issues on Site Insurance and Structural Warranties.   Read more ›

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