Philip Sim (Phil) founded Australian Building Services (ABS) Home Warranty thirteen (13) years ago out of frustration with the Home Owners Warranty (HOW) market.
There were various restrictions placed on the residential builders from the insurance companies and Phil wanted to provide an alternative.
Phil’s 45 years experience in the construction industry meant he understood what was needed and he secured a facility, through Lumley General Insurance. This facility offered the residential builders an unlimited warranty certificate which enabled builders/contractors to build any size project that would otherwise have been rejected through their normal HOW. It also, more importantly, provided a service from ABS to manage each project, especially during the crucial stages. No other company in Australia offered this product.
A concept to manage the builder was later implemented by the NSW Government - Self Insurance Corporation (SICORP), called the Managed Builder Program (MBP). Phil, through ABS, secured a tender with the NSW Government - SICORP to assist builders with the MBP facility. The MBP facility gave new builders the opportunity to start in the market and provided existing builders with a warranty to work outside their normal profile, subject to conditions set out by the Government and the insurance agents, QBE Insurance and Calliden Insurance.
Phil’s experience in the construction industry is extensive and consults as an expert witness for legal matters. This enables him to assist builders/clients through mediation when issues arise in a project and the communication breaks down between a builder and their client. As a past building inspector, Phil can also assist builders as well as owners/owner builders with inspections, providing defects reports, dilapidation reports, etc.
ABSHW has evolved from a company that deals with Home Owners Warranty, to a company that offers additional services including general insurance products, using our authorised representative facility through Savill Hicks Corporation Insurance Brokers.
If you have a building problem, contact Phil for advice and help.
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lnstyle Homes cannot recommend strongly enough how good this company A.B.S. Home Warranty is, We transferred to A.B.S. after two disastrous Insurance Brokers let us down after promising the world.
The service, guidance and support offered by the team at ABS is exemplary and unquestionably has been the major reason for Hudson Homes achieving the much required H.O.W. Turnover Capacities to allow us to grow our business successfully.
The team at ABS were really helpful in helping me understand the requirements for insurance for our self development project. Their service and products are second to none!
Its when you have a claim that you truly find value in the professional advice and products you take for granted. Thanks to Philip and his team who have saved my bacon more than once.