Leaky home warranty protects owners

Monday 19 December 2011, 2:59PM
By Essentee web design and marketing


Leaky home owners now have the option of protecting themselves from secondary failures of repairs to their leaky home.

Builtin New Zealand has launched the WaterTight Warranty.  The warranty covers repairs made to leaky homes and provides confidence to potential purchasers of a home, reassuring them that if anything were to go wrong in the future they will have the support of a guarantor to resolve any problems.

Platinum Pacific Reclad, who are specialists in weathertight remediation and work across Auckland and the Bay of Plenty, were one of the first builders to be granted approval to offer the WaterTight Warranty. The company’s owner, Martin Bamford, believes an independent, insurance backed warranty has been a long time coming. “It offers another level of protection to the homeowner, by bringing a third party to the table. There are plenty of cowboys out there claiming they can do this work, so for us, being a WaterTight Approved Builder is a mark of quality in the work we do.”

Jim Rickard, Managing Director of Builtin New Zealand, who administers the warranty says
“We know from experience overseas that homes with a robust, independently insured warranty in place sell faster and for substantially more than they would without one.   An independent warranty from an investment grade rated insurer should be an essential part of every homeowner’s repair plan.  This will help protect home owners from unqualified companies offering leaky home repair work of substandard quality."

For repairs to leaky homes by a trusted specialist, talk to Platinum Pacific Reclad