BOPAS Breakfast Briefing

  • Location: Manchester
  • Date: 07/07/2016
  • Time: 09:00 - 11:00


This Breakfast briefing will provide an overview of BOPAS Certification and its role in supporting innovative forms of house-building. BLP will be represented by Samantha Ferneley (Business Development Executive) and Bob Hill (Technical Consultant).

The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) has been developed by Lloyd's Register EMEA, BLP Insurance, Buildoffsite, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) to provide assurance to the lending community and valuers, that non-traditional systems of construction can be used in new house-building with total confidence and traceability, with the option of insurance cover to provide additional certainty.

BOPAS certification is available to manufacturers and constructors and will provide confirmation that new properties, built using non-traditional forms of construction, will be sufficiently durable to support loans over a period of not less than 60 years. The availability of a BOPAS certification is a recognised means to manage financial and construction risk and is proving to be of particular interest to private purchases requiring a mortgage, institutional investors in new public and private sector housing developments, and client groups including RSLs and LAs.


09:00 Registration and coffee
09:30 Welcome & introduction - Paul Beardmore, Director of Housing, Manchester City Council 
09:40 Buildoffsite overview - Keith Blanchard, Buildoffsite
09:45 The BOPAS Scheme: 

  • Context & benefits / Accreditation process & database - John Vickers, Lloyds Register EMEA
  • Durability assessment - Bob Hill, BLP Insurance
  • BOPAS warranty provision - Samantha Ferneley, BLP Insurance

10:15 BOPAS, a broker's perspective - Steve Padley, The Vinden Partnership
10:25 Q&A and discussion
10:40 Closing summary
10:45 Close / Networking opportunity

BOPAS Breakfast Briefing


Friends Meeting House
6 Mount Street
M2 5NS

Please note that numbers are strictly limited so allocation will be on a first come first served basis.

To register to attend this event please email by 6th July.

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