It’s important that any construction work comes with a guarantee and insurance policies, for peace of mind for all stakeholders. But not all guarantees offer the same cover, varying drastically between contractor and manufacturer.
IKO can offer a comprehensive range of single point and linked guarantees to suit the requirements of any project.
IKO Single Point Guarantee
An IKO Single Point Guarantee is the most comprehensive guarantee we can provide.
An IKO single point guarantee covers all the components of the installation, including;
- Workmanship defects
- Material quality / performance issues
- Design implementation
Single point guarantees are often preferred by specifiers and building owners, as the responsibility for all the elements of the guarantee, including workmanship defects, material quality/performance issues and design input, is placed with the product manufacturer. If there is a problem with the roof during service, the client has only to call the manufacturer to get the matter resolved, regardless of whether the defect is material or workmanship related.
A single point guarantee can be a major factor in maximising the rental value of a property, as potential tenants will know that any roof problems will be rectified quickly. In addition, as the guarantee is fully transferable to a new owner, a single point guarantee can also have a significant and positive impact on the final sale value of a property.
Below are the four main areas to consider when entering into an agreement:
- The location and area of each roof
- Core sample testing and reasons for waterproofing failure
- Proposals for overcoming faults and failure within the roofing structure
- Proposed working schedule and completion date(s)
- Full details of all materials and application methods to be used
- Proposed guarantees and insurance provided
- Health and safety precautions
- Any additional specification to be considered
- Quote validation period
- Quality Control – Who has final project sign off and decides if a guarantee will be issued?
- Insurance – Is there any insurance provided and what will this cover? Does it start from the beginning of the project or once it is complete? What about defects in any solutions presented?
- Experience – What checks are in place to verify contractor experience and who will inspect the work?
- Materials – What materials are covered?
- Workmanship – Can any contractor be involved or do they have to be approved?
- Length – How long does / will the guarantee last for?
- Caveats – Is there anything specific that may null and void the guarantee?
- Insurance – Is the guarantee covered by insurance?
- The Contractor – The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC)
- The Workforce – Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards (CSCS)