Home renovation insurance
Keeping covered when you're undertaking a renovation project
Do I need renovation insurance?
Renovation insurance is essential for anyone planning refurbishment works to their house. With HomeProtect you get:
- Majority of renovations approved in just one call.
- One-off fee regardless of how long the renovation takes (if your project takes longer than forecast, there are no additional charges).
- Cover available for both occupied and unoccupied properties undergoing renovation.
Home improvements and insurance
Your insurer needs to know about any renovations, extensions or other structural alterations that can affect the rebuild cost of your house. This is to help you ensure that you always have the right level of cover. As well as this you should think of the implications of whether the home is occupied or vacant.
Remember, once the renovation is complete, you should check that the total sum insured covers the value of rebuilding your extended property. You should also make sure that you have sufficient contents cover to replace household items, and have specified high risk or high value additions to your renovated home.
Protecting people during renovations
Make sure that your current policy includes public liability insurance, covering you if someone is injured at the property during building works. At HomeProtect, we include public liability insurance up to £5 million as standard.
Once your project is underway it’s also a good idea to keep your insurer fully informed of any developments concerning your property, especially if it becomes empty. This can be crucial in preventing delays if you need to make a claim.
Not making structural changes but need cover for maintenance and repair work? Find out more about DIY insurance.