Wimpey no fines house insurance

As a type of prefabricated concrete home, it can be difficult to find insurance for your Wimpey no fines home. Many standard insurers don’t want to provide cover. This is because these buildings can be more easily damaged, as well as the expense of trying to repair such problems. CoverBuilder specialises in providing affordable home insurance for all types of prefab properties, including Wimpey no fines.

Benefits of a CoverBuilder no-fines insurance policy include:

  • Buildings cover up to £1.5million
  • Contents cover up to £150,000
  • Personal possessions cover up to £40,000 (when selected)
  • 24/7 claims line
  • Able to cover wide range of pre-fab properties
  • Cover available for properties undergoing renovations.

 

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More information on Wimpey no-fines properties

One of the big problems facing post-war Britain was a chronic shortage of housing. There was also a shortage of skilled workers to build them. This led to the huge surge in popularity of ‘prefab’ houses. These homes could be built in a fraction of the time of a normal brick built property.

This particular style of housing owes its name to the George Wimpey Construction company that developed it. The ‘no-fines’ element of the name refers to the type of concrete that is used in the constructions. The slabs are built using concrete that doesn’t contain any fine aggregates.

These houses could be constructed extremely quickly and as a result, entire estates were able to be rapidly constructed. This immediately provided a new supply of social housing. Many thousands of these properties were built during the 1940s and 1950s. They were never intended to be a long-term housing solution. However, because the construction method was so effective many are still standing and providing family homes to the present day.

 

no fines concrete being poured

 

Insurance for your no-fines home

There are a couple of reasons that it can be harder to find insurance for your Wimpey no-fines home. There is some doubt as to the shelf life of these properties. In particular, because many of them have already lasted for far longer than the original build spec anticipated. This is in addition to the fact that concrete houses can be more susceptible to problems with corrosion and damp.

However, CoverBuilder can offer full buildings and contents cover for your no-fines home. This should therefore leave you with peace of mind that your house will be covered should disaster strike.

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