Case Study

Upperfield Barn, Denton

This project consisted of the conversion of a Dutch Barn into a 5 bedroom house, undertaken as a self-build.

Build-Zone provided a comprehensive Site Insurance policy inclusive of all risks cover to the new conversion works/materials, the existing structure being converted, equipment & plant cover as well as both Public Liability & Employers Liability Cover.

​This was as well as providing our market leading Self Build Warranty, which was provided upon completion following Building Control sign off & completion of the Technical Audit process facilitated by our in house technical services company Build-Zone Survey Services (BZSS).

The build was undertaken by Woodstock Design and Build Ltd who looked after every aspect of the design and construction process, the project was carried out on time and budget aided with Build Zone’s services detailed below.

When additional plant and equipment insurance was required, this was provided with one simple phone call, to top up any pieces of equipment to a greater value than the general policy catered for.

“It was easy dealing with Build Zone, Bob Stembridge guided me through the process, gave excellent advice and was always there at the end of an email to help with queries. I never had to wait more than an hour for a helpful response. The Warranty was provided without any problems within 72 hours of receipt of the Building Control final certificate. I was shown great courtesy by all members of Build Zone team. To be honest I can thoroughly recommend them and the great service they provide.”

David Smith

Project Management

The project was challenging as the owners had to install new footings and upgrade an existing steel frame, removing the legs of the barn one by one and replacing with new steel bolted into new footings and foundations. However, the project ran smoothly and the owners would also like to say a special thank you to Woodstock Design and Build for all their hard work on this project.

​Build-Zone warranty products are backed by ‘A rated’ Insurers. Build-Zone understand the importance of providing the right level of support throughout the build process, and will assist with any queries from the time of your application until completion of your project. Our in-house dedicated technical services resource company, Build-Zone Survey Services (BZSS) can facilitate building control for you as wells as technical audits using a network of independent, qualified surveyors and approved inspectors.

Every inspection is audited by BZSS to give you further peace of mind.