Contract Works Insurance

A policy to cover all your contracting work.

What is Contract Works Insurance?

Contract works insurance is designed to provide you with cover if you are in the building trade or you work as a tradesman. This cover will protect you against work that is underway on a site. If you take out this insurance, it can pay to repair or redo your work that’s in progress if it’s damaged by an event such as like fire, flood, storm, vandalism or theft. You will need to check your contracts to see if you will be held responsible for unfinished work.
You should take out this type of insurance if you work in the construction industry. For example, if you are a building contractor, property developer, electrician, bricklayer, carpenter, plasterer or tiler.

Contract works insurance would protect you, for example, if you are in the process of building a extension to your clients home and a fire took place. Similarly, you could be replacing a clients roof and a storm destroyed the partly constructed roof. However, you should be aware that you will not be covered for existing constructions on site. In this case, a claim would usually come under your client’s insurance.

What level of cover do you need?

You should always ensure that you buy the right level of contract works insurance. Consequently, you will be covered if you need to make a claim. For this reason, you will need to specify a cover level that equates to your biggest project. Therefore, this should include all labour and materials and should be the case regardless of how long your project lasts. For example, if your largest contract is worth £1 million and lasts over a year, you would require at least £1 million of contract works insurance.

You may be unsure as to which policy will work best for you. In this case, please give us a call. Undoubtedly, it may suit you to have a customized insurance policy to cover your entire construction business. In essence, incorporating public liability insurance and employers’ liability.

When should I get it?

You may ask the question, when should I take out this insurance? You do not know when you will need to make your next claim. Therefore, you may take out this policy to provide a safety net for yourself.

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Should I pay monthly or annually?
It is cheaper to pay for insurance annually. If paying monthly, we use an external company, Premium Credit, which pay the insurance and then charge you over a 10 month period adding on 9.5% interest.
What are our opening hours?
We are open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. We are can get your enquiries by website or phone. If you ask for a quote on the weekend, we will get in contact with you first thing on Monday morning when we are open.

Why Insure with Evergreen?

When you buy insurance from Evergreen Insurance Services, you are making the world a better place. Furthermore, it does not cost you anything because your policy generates a donation, from our comission, to one of our amazing charity friends. As a result, you are contributing towards the protection of our natural world for generations to come. We have already donated vast sums which have gone to many great projects. To gain an insight as to what has been achieved, visit our ‘where donations go?’ page.

As part of the SIA group, we have over 25 years experience and thus the expertise to ensure you receive the best possible service. Therefore why not request a quote today!

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