Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS)
With UK government targets of constructing 300,000 homes per annum against a backdrop of increasing construction costs, poor quality conventionally constructed homes and a huge construction skills shortage, the demand for innovative or non-traditional methods of construction has never been greater.
However, non-traditional build brings challenges in terms of demonstrating to many parties including funders, lenders, valuers and purchasers that homes built from non-traditional methods will be durable and deliver the quality required.
Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) was developed to address these concerns and perceived risks associated with innovative construction. BOPAS is recognised by the principal mortgage lenders as providing the necessary assurance underpinned by a warranty provision, that the property will be readily mortgageable for at least 60 years.
This website details the organisations that have been accredited or are progressing accreditation with a view to gaining BOPAS accreditation. It identifies and describes the non-traditional technologies that meet scheme requirements together with the scopes of accreditation, design, manufacture, construction and/or project management.