Retention Bonds

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Welcome to CG Bonds Surety, your reliable ally in securing retention bonds. Our expertise lies in acquiring these bonds through a fusion of technical knowledge and experience. With a profound understanding of the complexities involved, CG Bonds ensures tailored solutions to meet the distinct needs of each client.

Our robust foundation is built on a comprehensive and exclusive underwriting panel, contributing to our remarkable 100% track record in fulfilling bond requirements. Rest assured, CG Bonds not only brings expertise in retention bonds but also assures the most competitive terms in the market. Choosing us ensures not only bond proficiency but also the confidence that your unique requirements are expertly managed.

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What Are Retention Bonds?

A retention bond may be requested by a beneficiary (housing associations/developer) to ensure the principles (contractors) work is completed to an agreeable standard. Half of the retention money is released upon completion and certification of the work and the other half is released at the end of the ‘Defects Liability Period’. During this period, the principle is liable to remedy any faults in their work, and at the end of this period (which usually lasts between 6-24 months), the other half of the retention money can then be returned to the principle.

Without a retention bond, the principle is required to use their cash as the ‘retention money’. This ties cash flow up for a long time and will negatively affect the liquidity of the principle.

Why Would Someone Need A Retention Bond?

A retention bond is essential in construction contracts to secure payment for subcontractors and ensure the completion of projects. It addresses the common practice of withholding a percentage of the contract value until project completion, providing financial assurance to subcontractors. Additionally, project owners use retention bonds to safeguard against financial loss due to incomplete or defective work, promoting timely and quality project delivery. The bond enhances a contractor’s credibility in the bidding process, demonstrating commitment and financial responsibility. In summary, a Retention Bond is a crucial tool for fostering trust, mitigating risks, and fulfilling contractual obligations in the construction industry.

How Does A Retention Bond Work?

A retention bond acts as a financial guarantee in construction contracts, ensuring subcontractors receive full payment even when a portion is withheld until project completion. This bond serves as insurance, providing funds for project owners to address defects or incomplete work. In essence, it fosters trust, financial security, and collaborative relationships among project stakeholders.

How To Secure A Retention Bond

To obtain a retention bond from CG Bonds Surety, our dedicated client relationship team is here to support you every step of the way. To kick start the application process, we will ask for the essential information outlined below:

  • Completed & Signed Application Form
  • Most Recent Audited Financial Accounts
  • Latest Management Accounts (if available)
  • Copy of Warranty Bond Wording (if available)

When Does A Retention Bond Expire?

The expiration of a retention bond is determined by factors such as the completion of the construction project, fulfilment of contractual obligations, and any specified retention periods. The bond typically aligns with the project’s timeline and contractual terms, with options for renewal if needed. Regulatory considerations may also influence the bond’s duration. Understanding these factors ensures that the bond remains effective throughout the project’s lifecycle and meets all contractual and regulatory requirements.

Retention Bond Costs

The cost of a retention bond depends on factors such as the bond amount, premium percentage, contractor’s financial stability, project risk, bond duration, and the policies of the surety company. Contractors with lower risk and solid financials may qualify for more favourable rates. To obtain accurate cost estimates, contractors should engage directly with surety companies, providing comprehensive information during the application process. In summary, understanding these factors is essential to determine competitive and accurate costs for Retention Bonds in construction projects.

How CG Bonds Surety Can Help You With Retention Bonds

CG Bonds Surety is your reliable partner for securing retention bonds, providing dedicated assistance and expertise throughout the process. With a client-centric approach, our team offers tailored solutions, leveraging unrivalled technical knowledge in the construction industry. Backed by an exclusive underwriting panel and a 100% track record, CG Bonds Surety ensures competitive terms and client satisfaction. Choosing CG Bonds Surety guarantees not only financial expertise but also peace of mind, with a commitment to excellence evident in our industry standing. 

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Benefits Of Getting Retention Bonds From CG Bonds Surety

  • Contractor Loyalty Rebate Rewards – Clients who opt for CG Bonds for multiple bond executions are automatically enrolled in our client reward program
  • 100% Track Record in Fulfilling Bond Requirements – We take great pride in our impeccable track record of upholding the terms of all bond applications..
  • Exclusive Underwriting Partnerships – CG Bonds has formed an exceptional and exclusive underwriting panel, establishing an unmatched standard within the industry.
  • Bond Finance Options – CG Bonds offers deferred payment alternatives for all bond applications, providing a valuable solution to ease the initial financial strain on your projects.
  • Best Price Guarantee – You can rely on CG Bonds not just to meet but to surpass any official quote you present to us.

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