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A guide to


for self-builders


Learn how to get suitable cover for your project

If you’re in the middle of, or are planning a self-build project, our guide will give you all the information you need when deciding on a self-build insurance to protect your investment.

  • Learn what cover you need and why you need it​​

  • Understand how the inspection process works

  • Find out how to get the most suitable cover

Most UK mortgage lenders insist on structural defects insurance from a recognised provider before lending on any property under 10 years old. As well as providing peace of mind that your project is safe and having a policy in place makes selling easier.

CRL are experts in
structural insurance

What's included in the guide?

Our guide will give you all the advice you need to get you fully equipped to find the perfect insurance to fit your needs.

Contents of the guide include:

  • What is self-build insurance and why do I need it?

  • How does self-build insurance compare to Architect’s Certificates?

  • What is covered by a self-build insurance?

  • What other property insurances exist?

  • What’s the process of requesting, getting and claiming self-build insurance?

  • How do inspections work?


A worthwhile venture calls for credible back up