It’s bank holiday Monday and like millions of others you could be thinking of sprucing up your home or doing some DIY.
But if your ideas for home improvements are more grandiose, it’s important to check with your insurer to make sure your home insurance policy is still the right one for you.
Sharrocks works with an ethical insurer and our expert advisors can help ensure your policy offers you the right amount of insurance cover whether you’re adding an extension, building a conservatory, or have bought a summer house for the garden.
It’s also important to let your insurer know if you have to temporarily move out of the home during renovation works.
A survey by Opinium Research in March this year found householders’ top home improvements projects are: Redecorate (average cost £889); Garden landscaping (£794); New flooring (£1,002); New bathroom (£2,719); New doors (including internal and external) (£906); New kitchen (£5,016); New windows (£2,543); Decking/patio alterations (£1,001); Driveway or parking space (£1,873); Built a conservatory (£4,310); Added activity room (£1,238); Basement/loft extension (£3,244); Walk-in wardrobe (£949); Built a gym (£728); Wet room (£1,482); Built a garage (£2,717); Installed a swimming pool (£1,258); and Jacuzzi/hot tub (£1,080).
Mark Hayward, Chief Executive for NAEA Propertymark – the UK’s leading professional body for estate agencies, said: “There are many reasons why homeowners are improving their property – whether it’s because they have realised the value and sale potential it can add, or they cannot afford to move and are looking to make the most of what they’ve already got.”
To check your cover, or get a quote, visit sharrockinsurance.co.uk, call 01795 580800, or email firstname.lastname@example.org