Buildings Insurance

Fixed for 2 years *

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Policy Expert Home Premier
Buildings Insurance covers your property if it is damaged or destroyed due to factors such as flood, subsidence, fire or a break-in. Your mortgage company often make it a requirement of the mortgage to have adequate Buildings Insurance.
In just a few minutes you can compare Buildings Insurance quotes from some of the UK’s leading insurers, including those exclusively available to Policy Expert.

Buildings Insurance - Standard Cover in our policies:

  • Properties of most shapes, sizes and construction types covered, up to a rebuild value of £1 million.
  • Garages, sheds and outbuildings covered as standard.
  • Accidental Damage Cover for damage to mains services, fixed bathroom fittings and fixed glass only.
  • Alternative Accommodation for your family if your home becomes uninhabitable.
  • Trace & Access – Our insurers don't just fix the damage, they can also help to diagnose the root of the problem.
  • Property owner's liability insurance.

Optional Extras:

  • Extend your Accidental Damage Cover for full protection, whether it’s a foot through the bedroom ceiling or a nail driven into a pipe, you’re covered.
  • Add Legal Expenses Insurance to provide up to £50,000 of legal expenses towards protecting your home rights. Find out more.
  • Add Home Emergency Cover to give peace of mind when disaster strikes. Find out more.

Here are a few commonly asked questions about Buildings and Contents Insurance:

How much should I insure my home for?

You should have enough cover to match the cost of rebuilding your property from scratch. This isn’t the same as the market value, which is the amount you would need to buy it, not build it. We don’t expect you to have expert knowledge of building costs, so we use the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to suggest a rebuild amount for you. You can change this figure.

What is Accidental Damage Cover and do I need it?

We know that accidents happen. This could be anything from stepping through a floorboard, escaping water from a leaking pipe, or a football through a window! We offer Basic Accidental Damage Cover as standard in our policies as we want our customers to have peace of mind from life’s little mishaps.

Why choose Policy Expert?

  • We are rated the UK’s Number 1 Home Insurance provider!
  • We have a UK-based customer service and claims team
  • We provide online access to all of your policy documents
  • There are no hidden fees – what you see is what you get
  • All of our policies are written in Plain English, not insurance jargon
  • We can fix your price for two years

What you'll need to run a quote

  • Your address (type of property, roughly when it was built, number of rooms)
  • General information about your property such as the types of locks used
  • Who lives there, and when are people typically at home
  • How much would it cost to rebuild (we’ll suggest a figure based on your postcode)

Home Insurance Service Reviews

84%
average customer rating for our claims
(from 3,643 reviews
5 5/5 very good service
this was a pleasant and easy experience all handled in an easy and well explained manner

5 4/5 Good
Competitive with a good price compared to other sites.

5 5/5 Excellent customer service
Excellent customer service

5 5/5 Straight forward
Straight forward to place the insurance, easy as pie.

5 5/5 Life insurance
Easy to apply, very straightforward and only takes 10 minutes.

5 5/5 Fantastic service
Great price great service - would definitely recommend!

5 5/5 Good service
Emails and phone reminders kept me on track to renew my policy during a busy period for me, good service

5 4/5 home insurance
very good cheaper than others

5 4/5 Good value
We received a renewal notice from our current house insurance provider in the £350 pound range. A online search found the same level of cover being offered for £140. Great value and all aspects of the cover we wanted included in the price. No add on's.
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5 5/5 Good value for money.
Loyalty reflected in premium's.

5 5/5 no surprises
Excellent value for money. Everything is included,no surprises. Just what you need. Plus saved lots too.

5 4/5 new customer
good price, easy enough to deal with

5 5/5 Renewal
Quick and easy to renew at a great price, however, not had to claim so cannot comment on how they deal with claims

5 5/5 Quick, easy and excellent price
Very professional from purchase to receiving documentation

5 5/5 Easy to obtain the level that you require
I did n on line quote. There were a few questions that I wanted answered, before I signed up. A quick phone call got me through to a call centre. My questions were answered quickly and clearly. I went ahead and was able to complete my purchase over the phone. Quick. Easy.
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5 5/5 Great service as usual
I can not fault this company on any level

5 4/5 Insurance
Done over the internet with vary little fuss ,easy to do quick and easy to see our policy with no problems

5 5/5 Who would go anywhere else?
This company provides quality assistance, clear prices and regular contact via news letters. Renewal came well in time to compare with others. Quality, professional company.
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5 5/5 Very easy
Easy to use and speedy - great for busy people.

5 4/5 Simple good value
Looks like a good value option for home insurance. Only slight downside is never heard of them so hope in the worst scenario they will actually pay out.
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Home Insurance Claims Reviews

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average customer rating for our claims
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5 5/5 First Class!

I would like to thank you for your communication with me over this claim.
I think the attention you have paid to my claim has been first class.
Thank you again

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5 5/5 A personal thank you…

Just a short note to say a personal thank you for your prompt attention to my claim.
I am impressed by the willing attention to all matters leading to a prompt conclusion. Funds received today!

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5 5/5 The service was outstanding

The service was outstanding from reporting the issue to resolving it last night. Can’t thank you enough.

5 5/5 Wow!

Wow! I’m so impressed! I never imagined this would be so straight forward, thank you so much for brilliant service

4 4/5 Quick response

This has been a very traumatic time which has been made easier with your quick response and efficiency. I really can’t thank you enough

5 5/5 Swift help and concern

Thank you for your swift help and concern, I really appreciates it and have been with this insurance for a few years and I’m pleased with everything that’s been dealt with

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4 4/5 We can not thank you enough

We can not thank you enough for all your assistance and help

5 5/5 Policy Expert will always look after us

We want to thank Roy and all others at Trinity Claims Team who may be involved for the excellent service which we have received throughout the process of our claim.

There has been common sense, politeness, good will and fairness all the way.
And it has been carried out with speed too. Many many thanks.

Our house is now back to normal and we feel confident that Policy Expert will always look after us.

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5 5/5 First ever claim

I’d also like to take this chance to say how overwhelmed I am with the speed with which you have dealt with my claim and the extraordinary level of customer service offered to me. This is the first time I’ve had to claim on my insurance and I’d like to say a special thank you to yourself, Toby and Alexia for making this process so much easier than I thought it would be.

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4 4/5 Friendly and efficient

Just wanted to say thank you for your friendly and efficient handling our call this morning following our fire.
It was a frightening experience for us but you certainly helped.
Once again, thank you

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5 5/5 Polite, helpful and understanding

I would also like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the service I have received from you and your team.

On every occasion that I spoke to people they were all polite, helpful and understanding. This has made the difficult event I have had to experience a little easier to deal with

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4 4/5 Such a smooth process

I’m really pleased with how easy and smooth the entire process has been. When I come across a company like yours and I do get good customer service, it’s a surprise and a pleasure

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5 5/5 Good working practice

Once again I am staggered by your efficiency and good working practice. You may not appreciate just how reassuring it is to feel your insurance company is doing its best to help.
I have passed on your details for when it is time for them to re-new their policy.
Us alike will, because of the way this claim has been handled re-new our policy with you and perhaps look into changing some of our other policies.

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5 5/5 Thank you

Thank you for all your help with our claim. You have helped to minimize the stress and sadness this incident has caused.

Many thanks for all your time and understanding on all of this, and thank you for understanding the situation and working so hard on our behalf

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5 5/5 Our first insurance claim in 47 years of marriage

Thank you and your colleagues for assisting my claim . Yesterday Martindales installed replacement doors to our satisfaction we have been well supported by your company and in particular the staff throughout our claim. This is our first insurance claim in 47 years of marriage, we thank you all for your care and attention and hope to keep claim free in the future.

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Home Insurance guides

Protecting yourself with Property Insurance

Whether your property is damaged by floods or fire or if your possessions are stolen, your property insurance should see you back to normal.

Checklist for keeping your House Insurance Premiums Low

With a little effort you could potentially cut hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds from the long-term cost of your house insurance.

New Build Home Insurance

New build homes are often more energy efficient, and have brand new kitchens, bathrooms, carpets and have the latest in hi-tech specifications.

House Insurance Rebuild Costs

Whether you have a mortgage or own your home outright, it's vital that you financially protect yourself against damage occurring to the building.

New for Old Cover

Most home insurance policies offer ‘new for old’ cover as standard for the building you own and its fixtures, fittings and contents.

Working from home and home insurance

What sort of insurance do you need if you work from home? And what might you need to add to your existing cover to take into account what you do?

Optional Extras:

Home Emergency

Home Emergency

Boiler broken down? No running water? This cover aims to get an approved tradesperson to you within 2 hours.

Cycle Cover

Cycle Cover

Extends your contents cover to include bicycles away from home or worldwide with Extended Bicycle Cover.