Stage 3

Site inspections for mortgage purposes.


Ideal for self-builders, this inspection service provides a CML certificate at the end of the project. The Council of Mortgage Lenders Certificate, sometimes known as an Architect’s Certificate, is a nationally recognised certificate. It can be used if the property is to be sold at a later date (within 6 years).

We will inspect your build at key points of the construction to ascertain whether the works have been carried out in accordance with the approved drawings and to a suitable standard.

Please refer to our ‘what’s included’ page for further guidance of inclusions and exclusions.


  • 7no. site inspections at key points of the build, set out at the start of the project.
  • Issuing of standard CML Certificate at completion of project.


Responsibility of the client to make the completion application and have the build inspected by the local authority at the appropriate times.

Amendment to Warrant applications for revised designs will incur additional costs.

A CML certificate is not a warranty so, if you need a higher level of cover, you can use a warranty service such as NHBC or Zurich, which offer self-build covers.


If you have any questions about what is involved in a Fixed Cost Self-build Home, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.