Category Archives: Self Build Insurance

Storm Damage Advice – Need new build insurance?

  Gale-force winds are the most common cause of damage to property in the United Kingdom. The majority of damage reports come from domestic dwellings and you should be aware of the risks in order to minimise damage to buildings. Storms with high winds can produce devastating consequences, bringing about £300 million in damages throughout […]

Inspiring interiors – Timber Frame Construction

There’s a lot you can learn about the latest interior trends from a show home, whether you’re in the market for a new-build home or want to investigate methods like timber frame construction. This article highlights some of the very best show homes currently available to view across the UK, to inspire you to re-create […]

Is your selfbuild site protected?

During the winter months we see an increase in theft claims. Hand tools, power tools, generators, pumps, etc. are easily removed and quickly sold on and are therefore major targets, as are metals such as lead, copper and zinc. The onset of dark nights leaves an unoccupied property more vulnerable to theft for longer periods of time […]

Flood Re: A New Flood Insurance Agreement Reached

On 27 June 2013, it was announced that the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding to help ensure that flood insurance continues to be affordable and widely available to hundreds of thousands of households in flood-prone areas. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson stated, “we have worked extremely hard with the industry […]

The New Regulators of the UK Financial Market

The Financial Services Act 2012, which received Royal Assent in December 2012, is scheduled to come into force on 1 April 2013. This Act significantly reforms the financial regulatory structure currently used throughout the United Kingdom. The new legislation creates a Financial Policy Committee (FPC) to be in charge of macro-prudential regulation of the financial […]

Do I Need Self Build Insurance?

The risks a property faces can differ depending on where it is built. An inner city property is more susceptible to theft and malicious damage. While a more rural property can suffer from weather related claims such as storm. With the unpredictable nature of British weather you never know what you might face therefore It’s […]