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Damp Proofing Guarantee

To give you complete peace of mind, all specialist remedial and waterproofing works carried out by Biocraft are covered by a company guarantee.

Timber and chemical damp proof course installation works are guaranteed for a period of ten years. Cavity membrane waterproofing systems for a period of ten years and structural waterproofing for a period of five years following the completion of the work.

In addition to the company guarantee, you can take out independent guarantee insurance through the GPI guarantee insurance scheme.


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GPI Guarantee Insurance

GPI provides specialist insurance cover which relates to the property rather than the owner. This means that if you sell your property, the insurance is automatically transferred free of charge to the new owners. This can help to add value to the selling price of your property and provide comfort to any potential buyers.

The insurance, which is a modest, one-off payment, provides cover for up to ten or twenty years, dependent on the type of work carried out. The insurance comes into force if your contractor is no longer trading and covers their liability to you (subject to GPI terms and conditions).

Who is GPI?

Guarantee Protection Insurance Ltd (GPI) is a UK based general insurer, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. With over 25 years’ experience, GPI is a long-term player in the UK Insurance Market.

GPI specialises in the provision of insurance backed guarantees. This is an insurance product specifically designed to protect consumers who find themselves in a situation such as that detailed above.

How GPI works for damp proofing

If a defect covered by the contractor’s original written damp proofing guarantee develops, and the original company has ceased to trade, a GPI insurance policy will pay for another damp proofing contractor to remedy the work. In simple terms, GPI ensures your guarantee.

What it covers

GPI can offer insurance for guarantees issued on wood-boring beetle, wood rot, rising damp, replacement wall ties and structural waterproofing.

Benefits of using GPI

  • A one-off premium payment will protect your guarantee for up to 10 years
  • Purchasing GPI insurance may assist in the future sale of your property
  • It’s freely transferable to future owners should you sell your house
  • An Insurance policy is provided specifically for each individual property
  • GPI is a UK-based insurance company, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA)
  • Access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

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TrustMark is a scheme supported by the Government, consumer groups and building industry to help members of the public find reputable firms to do repair, maintenance and improvement work inside and outside their home. It ensures that consumers never have to run the risk of hiring a rogue trader or cowboy builder.

You can be rest assured you’re in safe hands with Biocraft. We’re members of a number of industry associations including the Property Care Association (PCA), the British Wood Preserving and Damp Proofing Association (BWPDA), the Basement Waterproofing Association (BWA), the Federation of Master Builders, Constructionline and TrustMark.

For further information about our comprehensive range of damp proofing and damp control services throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Surry and Oxfordshire, please call 01189 451144 or email [email protected].