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Timber frame house insurance

If your house is made from timber, you may wish to speak to a non-standard home insurance provider to get a quote specific to your requirements.

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Home Insurance for Thatched Property

Affordable home insurance can be hard to come by for houses with thatched roofs. Read our guide and learn more about how to find thatched house insurance.

Home insurance for subsidence-affected homes and other properties

Home Insurance for Property Subsidence

Compare home insurance quotes for properties affected by subsidence. Learn more about subsidence home insurance and non-standard cover. Subsidence is the caving in or sinking of an area of land, so if your home is affected then you may wish to speak to a specialist home insurance provider.

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Seven steps to cheap home insurance

Finding discount home insurance may require luck but there are genuine steps you can take to find cheap home insurance policies.

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Saving Money on Your Home Insurance Renewal

Can you save money on your home insurance renewal? Read our guide and learn how to save by switching - then compare home quotes within minutes.

Pet damage home insurance

Pet damage home insurance

Is your home covered for damage caused by pets? Our guide explains what is included under accidental damage and can help you find the right home insurance.

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Home Insurance for Over 50s

In this guide, we explain all about uswitch home insurance for over 50s and over 60s and how you can save on your home and contents insurance. As you get older, some types of house insurance generally gets more expensive, but when it comes to home insurance the opposite happens.

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Non-standard home insurance

Non-standard home insurance can help protect a property against a range of circumstances that many of the standard insurers are not willing to cover.

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No claims discount for home insurance policies

Our guide explains how to save money on your home insurance by building up a no claims discount. Quickly compare home insurance quotes today with Uswitch.

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New Build Home Insurance - Compare Quotes

Compare new build home insurance. Learn if you need to take out a new build house insurance on your property - you might be covered by builder's warranty.

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Does Home Contents Insurance Cover Mobile Phones?

Are mobile phones covered by home insurance policy? Our guide explains how to use your home contents insurance to include your mobile phone.

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Home insurance claims - Know what to do with Uswitch.com

Find out how to make a claim on your home insurance and the things you need to have to hand before you do.

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Home Insurance for Listed Buildings

Do you own a listed building? Find out how to insure your listed building and see if you can get a better deal with a specialist non-standard home insurer. Specialist listed buildings insurance might be your best option when looking for cover.

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Insurance for Let Property - Buy to Let Landlord Cover

Learn all about insurance for let property, landlord insurance policies and what they should include. We can help you get cover by providing you with a tailored quote to suit your needs.

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Insuring your home with smart technology

Smart home gadgets are gaining popularity — from home assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Echo to smart thermostats and even light bulbs.

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Storm, Wind, Rain and Weather Damage Insurance

Has your home been damaged by extreme weather? Read our home insurance guide and find out how to claim for storm damage to your building or possessions.

How to Calculate Home Insurance Costs

How to Calculate Home Insurance Costs

Looking to find out how much would home insurance cost for your property? Read our guide and decide how much cover your home needs.

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How much home insurance do you need?

Our guide can help you to determine how much home insurance you need. The type of policy and cover that's best for you will depend on your specific needs.

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Home insurance claims for burglaries using keys

In 2014, 6,000 burglaries were committed by using the owner's keys. Find out how to protect your home from key burglaries and see if you can make a claim.

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Holiday Home and Unoccupied Property Insurance

Holiday home and empty house insurance for your second property or a holiday house. Holiday home insurance is also important to protect homes in other parts of the world where they may be more at risk from the elements than homes in the UK.

What is domestic appliance insurance?

What is Domestic Appliance Insurance?

What is home appliance insurance and how much cover do you need? Our guide to household appliance insurance can help you compare insurance quotes and decide what is the right level of protection for your household needs.

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Going on holiday? Make sure your home is protected

Before you set off on holiday, it's a good idea to review your home contents insurance cover. Read our top tips for home security.

Gadget insurance: Are your electronic devices covered on holiday?

Gadget Insurance: Holiday Cover for Your Devices

Low limits on travel insurance may mean your gadgets are not covered unless you take out a standalone policy

Flood insurance: How does the Flood Re scheme work?

Flood Risk Insurance: What is the Flood Re Scheme?

The Flood Re scheme could help to make home insurance more accessible and affordable for up to 350,000 homes in flood-risk areas. Our guide explains more.

Guide to home insurance in flood risk areas

Flood Risk Home Insurance - Getting the Right Cover

If your home is at risk from flooding then it's a good idea to have contents as well as buildings insurance. Find out what you can do to help prepare for possible floods, and how it could affect your home insurance policy.

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Does home insurance cover DIY and building work?

DIY can be a great money-saving way of fixing up your property — but will your home insurance cover you if you take home improvements into your own hands?

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Building and Contents Insurance Quotes

Compare cheap building and contents insurance quotes to see if you could save on your premium. Learn how to make buildings insurance cheaper.

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Are Christmas presents covered on home insurance?

As fire and burglary claims increase in December, we reveal whether your Christmas presents are protected from theft or damage on your home insurance.

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Home insurance annual vs monthly payments

Should you pay annually or monthly for your home insurance? Discover which payment method could work out to be the most cost-effective for you

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Home & Contents Insurance Accidental Damage Cover

Home insurance that includes additional accidental damage insures the policyholder's possessions against spillages and breakages at home.

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Home insurance: 10 things to do to stay covered - Uswitch

Only 79% of home insurance claims are paid out by insurers. Find out 10 things you must do to stay covered in case you have to claim your insurance.