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Self-Build insurance

Self-build cover from choosing plots to choosing paint-colours with our sister brand, SelfBuild Insurance.

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Designed for individual self-builders who are building their own home to live in
Over 20 years experience insuring and assisting self-builders

Product Features

Cover for upto £10mPublic Liability up to £5m as standard to protect you in case of public injury on your self-build site.

Including 100 Days temp coverEmployers’ Liability up to £10m as standard to keep anyone you employ on your site covered

Personal Accident cover up to £500 per dayContract Works up to £1m to cover the cost of replacing or repairing the structure being built

Personal Accident cover up to £500 per dayMaterials, hired-in plant and owned plant used on site covered as standard

Personal Accident cover up to £500 per dayStructural Warranty available to cover your finished property for 10 years

Why Choose Us?

Leading construction insurersChoose from a range of policies covering the entire self-build journey

Competitive coverSelf-Build policies backed by Zurich, a major global insurer

support from our experienced UK staff24 hour claims line from a friendly, experienced UK-based team

support from our experienced UK staffOver 20 years of self-build experience just a phone call away

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Self-Build projects

A growing number of people in the UK are opting for custom designed, unique homes instead of pre-built designs. Whether you already have a plot or you’re at the “dreaming” stage, insurance is likely to feature in your planning and costs. It may not be the most exciting part of your project, but getting your insurance right should mean that you have one less thing to worry about.

Introducing SelfBuild Insurance

Self-Build Insurance (part of Trade Direct Insurance Services Limited) has over 20 years of experience insuring self-build projects, and our Self-Build insurance policy is backed by Zurich - one of the biggest names in insurance. Building your own home is a big decision and a big project, so let us use our experience and insurer-backed cover to support your dream.

Covering you from start to finish

Self-build insurance is just one of the products on offer that’s designed to protect your project. SelfBuild Insurance also offers:

  • Site Liability to cover your self-build plot up until building work starts
  • SelfBuild Pro for customers looking to sell or rent out their self-build
  • Home Insurance to cover your property when it’s complete
  • Structural Warranty to protect you, and future owners of your house in case of defective design, workmanship or materials

Just visit SelfBuild Insurance to find out more.

To find Self-Build insurance designed to fit your project, click Get a quote. You can also talk one of our friendly team today on 0800 230 0225 and find out how we can help you. We’re open from 08:00 to 20:00 Monday-Thursday, 08:00 to 18:30 Friday.

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Our Self-Build insurance policy is backed by Zurich - one of the biggest names in insurance.


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30 years

We’ve been working with self-builders for over 20 years, and we’ve put all that knowledge back into our services.

More reasons to choose SelfBuild Insurance…

More than 20 years of experience working with self-builders
Includes policies backed by Zurich, a globally recognised insurer
Quality cover at a great price
Our friendly support staff are here to help you

On The Tools' Best Insurance Provider 2017

Trade Direct Insurance was named the Best Insurance Provider at the On The Tools Awards for the second year running.

On The Tools is the largest online community of tradespeople in the UK, and we couldn’t be prouder to provide them with support and cover.