Home Insurance Guides

What is buildings insurance?

Your home is precious, so it’s important to prepare for the unexpected

What is contents insurance?

Help soften the blow if something happens to your possessions

Escape of water

Learn about water leaks, why they happen and how to prevent them

Home Emergency Cover

Get peace of mind when it matters most with 24-Hour emergency assistance

Student Cover

Learn about contents cover for family members studying and living away from your home

Accidental damage cover

Choose either or both add-ons to protect your home or contents against accidental damage

Gadget cover

Gadgets are expensive to buy and easy to drop. Find out more about getting yours covered

Personal cyber cover

Cover for computer problems like restoring your home systems or removing viruses

Family Legal Protection

Learn about cover for work issues, problems with neighbours and other legal cases

Bicycle cover

Learn about cover against loss, damage or theft of your bikes anywhere in the world

Insuring against tree damage

Find out what to do about damage to your property from nearby trees

Subsidence insurance

Find out how to prevent subsidence from damaging your property

Insuring your valuables

Read our guide to covering items that would leave you significantly out of pocket if lost

Alternative
accommodation

Does your policy cover you if damage to your home leaves it uninhabitable?

Comparing and switching
home insurance

If you’re looking to compare, switch or purchase home insurance, bear these factors in mind 

How to calculate
your rebuild cost

Find out how to calculate the rebuild cost of your home and why it's important

Are you
underinsured?

Make you don't underestimate how much your home and contents are worth?

Insurance against
'acts of God'

Find out how the insurance industry refers to 'acts of God' and whether you're covered

Articles

How to deal with damp

Find out how can you can prevent damp and what should you do if your home is affected

What to do about burst pipes

A step-by-step guide of what to do and how to prevent it happening again in the future

Protecting yourself from identity theft

Make sure you know how to prevent identity theft either online, on the phone, or in person

Looking after your bike

Find out how to keep your bike safe with regular maintenance and attention

Protecting your house
from the weather

Our tips for keeping your home in a good state of repair and protect it against bad weather

Ten home insurance myths

We help to dispel some common myths around the finer points of home insurance

How to secure your home
while on holiday

Whether you're heading out for the day or on holiday, it's sensible to secure your property

How to keep your
garden secure

Tips on keeping your garden furniture, equipment or gardening tools safe year-round

What to do if your
house gets burgled

It’s a shock if your home is burgled. Here's what you should immediately do

How to get
a blue plaque

Find out how to honour a building or notable individual in London by proposing a blue plaque

Winter home
health checklist

Learn how to protect your property from frostbite, weather damage and more

Five things you never knew
you could insure

It’s wise not to assume that you’re already covered for the things you treasure the most

How to skim plaster a wall

Use our step-by-step guide if your walls are in need of some TLC

How to fit skirting boards

Our step-by-step guide to help you measure, cut and fit your skirting boards in no time

How to remove wallpaper

Take the stress out of stripping your walls with our handy step-by-step guide

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