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Self-build site insurance is essential for anyone planning an extension, renovation, conversion or new build.

Our online quotation process enables you to get a quote for all our products by completing just one simple form.
We offer comprehensive site insurance to cover your :
- new works
- existing structure(s)
- plant, tools and equipment
- legal expenses
- public liability
- employers liability cover.

We also sell our own 10 Year Structural Warranty.
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Find out more... Find out more... Your renovation, conversion, extension or new-build project is vulnerable to many risks. To see for yourself, here is just a small sample of recent insurance claims made by our customers.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £5,000

Materials stolen and damage to window cills.
Flood
Estimated Loss : £25,250

Property flooded.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £1,632

Thieves broke into property and stole central heating boiler.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £1,500

Tools stolen from site.
Storm
Estimated Loss : £9,028

High winds caused one of main gables, front wall and roof to collapse.
Landslip
Estimated Loss : £15,000

Cracks appeared in the side of the front of the property.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £5,800

Materials stolen from the site.
Vandalism
Estimated Loss : £35,000

Structure of property collapsed.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £3,029

Thieves stole part of cavity tray system.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £4,000

Two containers broken into and tools stolen some of which belonged to the builder.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £10,000

Thieves stole doors, electrics, plumbing and damaged wall and stairs.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £20,000

Theft of fork-lift truck.
Storm
Estimated Loss : £3,000

Sides of the foundations collapsed causing damage to water proofing and steel mesh.
Accident
Estimated Loss : £3,000

Contractor struck water main with digger while repairing foundations.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £2,000

Theft of Victorian gate posts.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £4,875

Tiles and drainage equipment stolen from lock-up.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £2,500

Lead from the porch and bay window stolen.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £12,000

Hired digger stolen from the site.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £800

Steel beams stolen.
Fire
Estimated Loss : £57,000

Arson attack on property.
Vandalism
Estimated Loss : £3,000

Bricks thrown at windows.
Storm
Estimated Loss : £399

High winds blew down front wall which was in the process of being built.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £3,000

Thieves damaged window and took various pieces of equipment from site.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £2,000

Thieves broke into caravan stealing a number of tools.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £1,800

Thieves broke into the property by digging a hole under the door and stole a number of tools.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £5,000

Thieves gained entry and stole copper piping and damaged existing plumbing.
Accident
Estimated Loss : £1,100

Damage to drive and manhole cover.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £3,000

Theft of tools and materials from property.
Accident
Estimated Loss : £500

When cutting a metal beam a piece of metal broke off and melted onto a double glazed unit.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £14,000

Tools and materials stolen from the site.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £2,600

Theft and damage to property caused during entry.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £3,000

Thieves broke into shed on site and stole materials and tools.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £2,100

Thieves entered property via bathroom window and removed a number of tools.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £2,000

Theft of lead from roof.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £500

Theft of stone cutter saw.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £1,300

Theft of tools and damage to French door.
Vandalism
Estimated Loss : £1,500

Malicious damage to property.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £4,500

Theft of materials & tools and damage to property.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £750

Lead and electrical cables stolen from the site.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £2,000

Generator and lead stolen from the site.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £320

Theft from locked shed.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £335

Theft from locked container on site.
Accident
Estimated Loss : £500

Damage to bath.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £3,000

Theft from site hut.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £4,147

Someone tried to break into property - damage to front door, back door and roof tiles
Theft
Estimated Loss : £3,578

Window smashed and door frame damaged - items stolen.
Accident
Estimated Loss : £6,250

Burst water pipe has caused extensive damage to caravan and contents
Fire
Estimated Loss : £350,000

Fire Damage to property
Theft
Estimated Loss : £11,500

Theft of copper pipes, electrical cable and insulation. Damage to patio door and kitchen window.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £11,750

Theft of materials and tools and malicious damage.
Accident
Estimated Loss : £8,400

Burst pipe in loft
Fire
Estimated Loss : £30,250

Fire at property
Accident
Estimated Loss : £6,700

Damage to glass floor panel - cause unknown.
Theft
Estimated Loss : £7,250

Theft of lead, copper and various fixings. Damage also caused to doors
Our 10 year Build Zone Structural Warranty product will protect your project against a defect in the design, workmanship or materials of your self build.

Building Regulation Approval for your self build doesn't have to be done by your local authority. Take advantage of an alternative, often cheaper, Building Control service.
Ensuring you have the right cover in place on your renovation project be it an auction purchase or your current home is essential as Buildings Policies are inadequate.

If you are taking an active role in the management of your renovation project and will be responsible for hiring tradesman or direct labour, plant, tools, equipment and intend to purchase all the materials, then renovation insurance is an absolute must.
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