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How much does building warranty insurance cost?

As with any type of insurance, it is best to shop around and obtain various quotations. However, to give an extremely rough idea, expect to pay around 1% to 1.5% of the project cost. For example, a house costing £200,000 to build may cost between £2000 to £3000 for a building warranty insurance policy.

We recommend that you buy the policy as soon as works start. The reason for this is that as all the work is still fully exposed, the surveyor can see everything which is being done.

The cover date will be from completion, so there is no advantage in delaying buying your policy.

Where to buy it

We have found some useful links to help you start shopping around for your building warranty: