What type of insurance do builders need?

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Opt for rated tradesmen, not cowboy builders! The home improvement industry is becoming more and more subject to scrutiny, homeowners want to be assured that the company undertaking work on their property can be trusted, and rightly so! As a result, it’s becoming increasingly important for reputable builders to meet the required guidelines and standards put in place in the … Continue reading

Double glazing guarantees to protect installers and homeowners

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When it comes to carrying out large scale home improvements to your property, you can never be too careful. It’s every homeowner’s right to feel warm and secure in their double-glazed home, but this sentiment should be sustained not only after, but during any installation process too. If you’re an installer looking to build up trust with your clients or … Continue reading

Insurance Backed Guarantees for roofers

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Finding a good Insurance Backed Guarantee if you’re a roofer can be difficult: it shouldn’t be though. Here at The CPA, we provide a range of Insurance Backed Guarantees specifically designed to meet the needs of roofers and those conducting roofline tasks. Why Insurance Backed Guarantees for roofers are important For years offering an Insurance Backed Guarantee was only a … Continue reading

Home improvement guarantee for conservatories, orangeries and extensions

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Home improvement guarantees are a useful way of protecting the money of both installers and homeowners when it comes to carrying out large home improvement projects such as conservatory, orangery and extension installations. What is a home improvement guarantee? A home improvement guarantee is also known as an ‘Insurance Backed Guarantee’. Home improvement guarantees are used to safeguard your money … Continue reading

What is a contractor guarantee?

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If you’re an independent contractor or a builder, offering a high quality contractor guarantee should form an integral part of your business. What is a contractor guarantee? A contractor guarantee is a term used to describe an Insurance Backed Guarantee: the guarantee that all UK independent contractors and builders must offer by law to customers when carrying out an installation … Continue reading

5 reasons we’re the fenestration industry’s best insurance backed guarantee provider

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Over the last decade, The CPA have established themselves as the leading provider of insurance backed guarantees in the construction and fenestration industry. Here are a few reasons why we’re the best IBG provider in the industry: Here are 5 reasons that The CPA are one of the best insurance backed guarantee providers in the industry: 1.Our insurance backed guarantees … Continue reading

Insurance for tradesmen

Insurance for tradesmen

The CPA are specialists in providing a range of insurance services to tradespeople in the construction, fenestration and home improvement industries. What is insurance for tradesman? Offering insurance along with your products or services was always just ‘best practice’ in the industry, but recent legislative changes mean that it is now a legal requirement for you to offer ‘Insurance Backed … Continue reading

Which trades are covered by our Insurance Backed Guarantees?

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The CPA provide a range of services to protect the financial rights of consumers and installers. One of the most important services we offer is that of the Insurance Backed Guarantee. What is an Insurance Backed Guarantee? An Insurance Backed Guarantee protects your and your customers, in the unlikely event that your company ceases to trade. For many years, offering … Continue reading

What impact has compulsory IBGs had on the industry?

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The recent legislation changes that affected the provision of Insurance Backed Guarantees (IBGs) in the industry were a long time coming. These changes, as expected, have provoked a lot of debate, both in and outside of the industry. What is an Insurance Backed Guarantee? This legislative change meant that, from 6 June 2014, an Insurance Backed Guarantee became a legal … Continue reading

Insurance Backed Guarantees will be mandatory

Insurance backed guarantee with 10 year warranty from the CPA

For a long time in the fenestration industry, offering an Insurance Backed Guarantee has been a way for installers to stand out from the crowd. An IBG shows homeowners that an installation company is reputable and trustworthy, its products and fitters are up to the job, and they care about the end result. But the dynamic is due to change. … Continue reading