Tata Steel enhances Confidex home guarantee

Tata Steel enhances Confidex home guarantee

Tata Steel has introduced a ‘solar ready’ enhancement to the Confidex Home Guarantee, helping developers, contractors and self-builders deliver homes built for the future.

With the countdown to Net Zero underway, there is a big emphasis on how to improve sustainability and lessen our carbon footprint. With solar panels having a part to play in the delivery of this greener future Tata Steel has taken the decision to enhance the 25-year Confidex Home Guarantee for the residential sector, making it ‘solar ready’.

The Confidex Home Guarantee is valid on standing seam residential roof and wall systems manufactured from Tata Steel’s Colorcoat Prisma and Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra and available via its four UK supply chain partners: Tata Steel (Colorcoat Urban), Catnic (SSR2), Euroclad (Vieo) and EQC (Seamlap/Seamlock).

Originally launched in 2019, the revamped Confidex Home Guarantee offers the same protection against paint peeling on the pre-finished steel product for a period of 25 years, regardless of where the property is located (coast or inland); in addition to now allowing homeowners to install Clip and Fix Solar Panels on their roofs. Solar panels can be installed at any point during the 25-year guarantee period, without prior consultation from Tata Steel.

The new ‘solar ready’ Confidex Home has been designed to help developers and contractors in their delivery of greener homes, with the roofs ready for future solar panel installations.

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 in line with the changing face of the construction and housebuilding industries to reflect the sustainable agenda. Through the new ‘solar ready’ Confidex Home, we’re proud to be a small part of this journey to Net Zero, as well as being the only pre-finished steel manufacturer to offer a standing seam roof and wall system guarantee agreement direct to the homeowner.”

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