Enhanced Sustainability can now be achieved with Tata Steel's improved Confidex® Home Guarantee

3 November 2021 Euroclad Group
Confidex® Home Guarantee - Solar Ready

The countdown to Net Zero is well underway with the Future Homes Standard giving emphasis on how we can all play our part in reducing our carbon footprint and raise our sustainability to new levels. This can be achieved by utilising Tata Steel's new Confidex® Home guarantee specifically designed for the private dwellings sector. 

The guarantee now includes coverage for ‘solar ready’ enhancement meaning that homeowners can install ‘clip and fix’ solar panels onto their Vieo® product at any time, now or in the future, without impacting on the 25 year coating guarantee.

Speaking about the revamped Guarantee, Dr Peter Barker, New Product Development Manager at Tata Steel, said:

In the run up to 2050, the UK is changing the way it builds the homes of the future. As part of the Future Homes Standard, homes built from 2025 will have to produce 75% to 85% less carbon emissions, compared to homes delivered under the current regulations, with the installation of solar panels becoming increasingly popular. As such, we took the decision to update our renowned Confidex® Home Guarantee
Therefore, with the 2025 threshold in mind, solar panels will have a definitive and vitally important part to play in the delivery of this greener future.  The UK’s solar sector expected to double by 2030 so the new and improved guarantee will offer homeowners peace of mind that they have the option to improve their sustainability, with the added benefit of an additional 15 years on top of the standard 10-year NHBC guarantee.
Additionally, the guarantee is a direct agreement with Tata Steel meaning homeowners can benefit from the assurance that, in the unlikely event of a material fault, it can be promptly resolved and rectified without the need to go via ourselves or their home insurance. The Guarantee is also transferrable to a new homeowner in the event of the property being sold.