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Legal protections


Any building work on your house should be "fit for purpose". Read more

Guarantees compared


Compare price and basic cover for Master Build and Homefirst guarantees. Read more

WaterTight Warranty


This new warranty guarantees remedial work done on leaky homes. Read more


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Can you cling to a building guarantee if your house springs a leak?

Building guarantees are supposed to offer you peace of mind if you're building or renovating a house. We assess the major guarantees available – including a new product that covers remedial work on leaky homes – and make the case for a government-backed scheme.