About WGPT

The Westminster Protected Guarantee scheme is designed to give peace of mind by assuring that the guarantee offered by approved contractors will be honored for up to thirty years should the contractor cease to trade. Our guarantee department has been issuing guarantees for over 30 years.

A Westminster Guarantee is issued through an approved contractor carrying out work to the highest recognized standard – BS6576 in the case of a damp proof course installation and the Property Care Association Codes of Practice for other remedial treatments. This provides you, the client, with the security of knowing that in the case of a valid claim against recurrence of the original problem and in the event of the approved contractor ceasing to trade, Westminster Guarantee Protection (Trustees) Ltd will undertake for the necessary re-treatment works to be carried out at no additional cost to the householder. The guarantee remains valid irrespective of any transfer of ownership of the property within the unexpired period for cover for up to 30 years. The guarantee is issued on the property so that in the transfer of ownership there are no additional cost involved.

The Westminster Protected Guarantee is issued for a one off payment. There is no minimum charge for small areas of work. This can be a considerable cost saving to you the customer.

The fundamental strength of a Westminster Protected Guarantee is that it is issued entirely independently of the Chemical Manufacturing Company. It does not rely on renewal premiums having to be paid to insurance/underwriting companies for continued cover.

In order for any remedial contractor to take advantage of the Westminster Guarantee Scheme they must be a registered Approved Contractor of a recognized chemical company using Health & Safety Excecutive approved and British Board of Agrrement certified products. They must also comply with the high quality workmanship requirement set by both British Standard 6576 and the Property Care Association Codes of Practice. This offers you, the customer, the security of knowing that only contractors of the highest caliber can take advantage of the Westminster Guarantee Scheme.
The Westminster 30 Year Protected Guarantee has been accepted for many years by specifying bodies i.e. Architects, Building Societies, Local Authorities, Housing Associations, etc.

Specifiers and customers can be assured that by insisting on the Westminster Protected Guarantee, their long term guarantee will remain in force should either the Contractor and or the Chemical Manufacturing Company cease to trade.

In summary

  • Up to 30 Year Protected Guarantee
  • Issued Independently
  • Single Premium Payable
  • Vetted by the Department of Trade and Industry
  • Contractors must have had formal training and certification by a Chemical Manufaturing Company or by the Property Care Association which is the monitoring body for the remedial industry.
  • Issued only by registered contractors working to BS6576 for damp proofing and to the Property Care Association’s codes of practice for all other remedial treaments
  • No Minimum Charge
  • No VAT