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What is builders insurance?

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Builders insurance can be arranged to provide protection to builders in the building trade. As a builder you’ll likely work on and co-ordinate various construction and repair work to your client’s requirements. You’ll likely occasional work at heights or at certain depths, as well as regularly operate machinery. The Insurance Octopus’ comprehensive builder’s business insurance policies are designed to be as flexible as you need them to be. We’ll help you to tailor your builders insurance to ensure you get the essential cover you need in one, simple business policy.

Builder’s business insurance is important to help protect you and your business. Whether you need a general builder’s insurance policy or you are a specialist in a specific area of building such as domestic or commercial, The Insurance Octopus can help you save time and money on sorting out your policy.



What your builders insurance policy includes



Public Liability cover for builders
Public Liability insurance covers your business if someone gets hurt or property is damaged in the course of your business. Standard levels of cover are £1, £2m, or £5m and higher levels are available upon request subject to insurer’s terms and conditions. Public Liability will protect you should there be a legal case for injury or damage.

Employers Liability cover
Employers Liability insurance is a legal requirement if you employ anyone or pay sub contractors to complete works on your behalf with your tools and equipment. An Insurance Octopus standard Employers Liability insurance policy is £10m cover.

Goods in Transit cover
Goods in Transit covers the contents of your van up to the policy valued specified. This cover is normally used for a tradesman that works on many buildings and construction sites.

Plant and Tools cover
Plant and Tools cover will protect your tools of your trade whilst working on site such as on a construction or building site.

If you are self-employed or you need additional insurance and cover, The Insurance Octopus will help to put a tailored business insurance package together for your specific business needs.

In addition to our standard tradesman and contractor’s insurance package, we can also arrange for a specific specialist insurance policy. For example, if you are a specialist in a particular field of bricklaying you may need to amend your policy to be specific to your business.

Additional conditions that can be tailored to include working up to 50 meters in height, if over 75% of your work uses heat or you work deeper than the standard 2-3 meters. Simply give us a call and we’ll happily provide a quote based on your needs.



Why you need builders insurance



There are many risks associated with being in a trade specific occupation, and there are areas of risk that you may need to consider when looking for business insurance. It’s important to make sure that your insurance covers everything it needs to.

Your business insurance policy from The Insurance Octopus will include fundamental elements of insurance that a tradesman or contractor could need whilst working including liabilities and full tool and equipment cover, plus additional covers as needed. We will endeavour to help you tailor your business insurance policy to the specific needs of your business in all instances.

Your policy will be tailored to your exact
requirements; giving you all the cover need

Building your trust in insurance

Your tradesman insurance from The Insurance Octopus will include fundamental elements of insurance that a tradesman will need whilst working including public liability insurance, employers liability cover, tool and equipment cover, personal accident insurance and where requested also contractors all risk cover. Get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help.

Specialists in building cover

One of our tradesman insurance specialists will discuss your business requirements with you and look to compare quotes from major UK insurance providers, ensuring you get a bespoke policy where you only pay for the cover you need. We can often provide you with your business insurance and documents on the same day in most cases (subject to time of day restrictions), offering a range of flexible payment options, including Direct Debit.

Why choose The Insurance Octopus for Builders Insurance?

We proudly make buying insurance different and our cover comes with a range of benefits.

Up to £5 million of cover

Claims can be expensive, that’s why we offer up to £5 million worth of public liability cover for Tradesmen - with more available upon request.

Fast specific cover

To help save you both time and money. We compare prices from a range of different insurers so you don’t have to.

A specialist who knows your industry

We'll connect you with an agent who specialises in your field. They understand many of the challenges you face, and can truly get to grips with the type of cover you need.

Easy claims process

Accidents can happen, so when something does go wrong you can rest easy knowing our team is on hand to make the claims process as quick and stress free as possible.

Octopus customer rewards

We pride ourselves on the value we offer our customers, and with Octopus Customer rewards we give our customers a few additional benefits to their insurance such as discounts and offers to save them money.

No mid term fees, ever

We don’t charge any mid-term fees at all during the life of your policy – so there are no hidden fees following any changes you might need to make.

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Builders Insurance FAQ's

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Can you insure me as a self-employed builder?

Can you insure me as a self-employed builder?

Why does a builder need public liability cover?

Why does a builder need public liability cover?

Do I need hired-in plant/owned plant insurance cover as a builder?

Do I need hired-in plant/owned plant insurance cover as a builder?

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