Good after care is resource hungry and a costly distraction for any Home Builder (developer, housing association and main contractors). Handling the Homeowner during the first 2 years of the warranty (the Builder’s Rectification Period) is a sizeable commitment that most Home Builders could do without.

After Build is a specialist company, managing the Home Builder’s warranty obligations. We are your ‘out-sourced’ after care team with over 18 years of experience.

Our unique approach to this growing issue is the ‘FIXED-PRICE’ nature of our service. Pay an agreed single fee per property and that’s it. No matter how many calls we handle, your costs are fixed and known from the outset.


As Home Builder, you are required to provide a level of after care to all new Home Buyers, not just because of your obligations during the Builder’s Rectification Period (years 1-2 of the structural warranty) but because it is also good practice.

This is a sizeable commitment for any business as it’s resource hungry and for this reason it’s often not practical to do this in-house. Furthermore, managing defects requires a thorough understanding of warranty build standards and access to a system capable of recording reported issues and tracking their progress as contractors are instructed to rectify problems.


After Build are the industry’s leading out-source provider of new homes after care. We are the single point of contact for all new Homeowners, who may contact us at any time throughout the first two years of the structural warranty. Our team of highly trained Property Coordinators will ask questions to determine whether the matter being reported is a legitimate build defect (and explain the difference between a defect and Homeowner maintenance when necessary).


Our approach to after care is provided for a single Fixed-Price (per plot). Our aim is to deliver a friendly professional response to the Homeowner and to unburden the Home Builder from the daily demands of managing the occupant.

Our operation has evolved over 18 years during which time the UK new-build sector has experienced exceptionally challenging market conditions. During this period certain aspects have fundamentally altered, making the Home Builder’s responsibilities under any recognised 10-year warranty all the greater. The most influential are:

  • New technology
  • Quality control
  • Contractor management
  • Consumer expectation
  • Our common goal is “… to provide excellent after care for the new Homeowner and cost-efficiency for the Home Builder”.


Our new bespoke occupant portal allows customers to log new jobs with details, questions asked and the ability to attach photographs or videos. Our team will contact a customer with any follow up questions to diagnose the defect.

The occupant portal also allows customers to view their live jobs, see the latest notes and even request contact from our team.

For emergencies, customers have a 24/7/365 phone number they can use.


We provide a friendly but professional response to every call …

  • Listen carefully to the matter being reported
  • Apply a proven Q&A
  • Determine legitimacy of defect
  • Applying warranty build knowledge


Our technology enables us to record every issue, track and update the progress, organise appointments and raise job instructions.


We manage all of your original Contractors …

  • Raise and send job instruction
  • Provide a detailed description of the defect (or snag)
  • Request dates the work can be accommodated
  • Issue a 7 day notice


Good communication is essential …

  • We liaise with the Contractor and the Homeowner throughout
  • Obtain mutually acceptable dates
  • Agree the job appointment


The day before the appointment we SMS text the Homeowner to remind them that the Contractor will be arriving in 24 hours


The day after the appointment …

  • Call the Homeowner to establish that the work has been completed to their satisfaction
  • Close the job down on our system


We keep you informed all the way …

  • You have 24/7 access to our secure Client Portal
  • Create your own tailored reports using the filters provided
  • Schedule different reports to arrive by email at different times of the month
  • After a job our system automatically despatches an email questionnaire to the Homeowner to establish how well we handled the problem


Our service includes an Out of Hours desk to manage genuine emergencies every evening, all day Saturday and Sunday plus every bank holiday (including Christmas Day).


Sometimes a Contractor will let you down – unfortunately that’s just a fact of life. So at the outset of any CSA (Client Service Agreement) we give you the option to either:

  1. Tell us at the outset who you would like us to instruct so we don’t need to  bother you, or
  2. Authorise After Build to instruct an alternative contractor, or
  3. Escalate the problem to you for a decision

In all cases our system will be able to provide you with a detailed audit trail of calls made, responses received, instructions issues etc. so you have sufficient documentation to justify your use of any failing Contractor’s retention sum to finance a replacement contractor.



Latest News

As of the 1st of March, the government…

Read More

It’s come to my attention that I don’t…

Read More

In 2021, After Build are making some significant…

Read More

We Work With

We use cookies, just to track visits to our website, we store no personal details. ACCEPT COOKIES What are cookies?

After Build are continuing to provide their service through the COVID-19 crisis. Our team are working remotely to diagnose and attend to defects, keeping customers informed and keeping contractors safe. You can find more information on our COVID-19 tab. 

We know that developers are being effected and we want to be able to help. If you need urgent assistance with after care or site services, we can help. 

In the meantime, we encourage all clients, contractors and homeowners to stay safe.