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May 13, 2019

Building Contracts: Do You Really Need One?

Not sure whether a written agreement is necessary for your project?

If you pay a contractor to do some work on your property, you have a building contract with him. It doesn’t have to be in writing – but even for a fairly small...

February 22, 2019

A Site Insurance policy covers the works in progress during your self-build project, this includes Tools, Equipment, Plant, Building products, Storm Damage, Vandalism and Liability. If you have the misfortune to suffer theft, have a fire or flood for example, then by t...

June 16, 2017

The moment you become a landowner, you’re liable for what happens on your plot. Self-Build Zone’s Paul Kempton explains how to protect your new property.

Once you’ve completed the conveyancing and bought your plot of land, no matter whether you’re ready to build now or...

April 25, 2017

If your pipe bursts and causes damage to a neighbour’s house, your policy might not pay out if you have bought home rather than contents cover.

How would you feel if you received a scary letter from an insurance company accusing you of “negligence” and saying you were l...

April 10, 2017

A luxury home on an exclusive road near Wimbledon collapsed in the middle of the night, leaving windows shattered and debris littering the site.

The millionaires’ row home, next to Richmond Park, had been undergoing renovations and reportedly collapsed after work in the...

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