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Construction Insurance

From the construction of buildings and the installation of machinery, through to contractors’ plant and specialist machinery inherent defects insurance, we have a range of expertly-crafted insurance products specifically designed to cover all aspects of a construction project.

We understand the challenges when undertaking construction works, and the wide variety of risks and insurable interest; whether created by the very nature of the work, the location or due to contractual requirements.

As a leading specialist provider of engineering and technology insurance, HSB Engineering Insurance recognises the importance of providing the right insurance covers, and have created a range of policies to mitigate construction risks and cover requirements.

Elements of Cover

Contractors' All Risks
Cover for construction, buildings and civil engineering projects.
Erection All Risks
Cover for electrical/mechanical plant risks during the erection/installation stage.
Contractors' Plant
Cover for unforeseen loss or damage to owned or hired-in construction plant and machinery.
Machinery Movement
Cover for plant and machinery loss and damage during the transit and installation process.

Complementary Product: Machinery Inherent Defects Insurance

Cover for actual or impending damage to installed mechanical and electrical services caused by an inherent defect that existed prior to practical completion of a newly-constructed or refurbished building (available for up to 12 years following practical completion of the building).

Why buy HSB Construction Insurance?

Drawing on our vast expertise in the construction sector, we are able to provide insurance products to meet the insurable risks of a specific project:
 

  • Policy wordings specifically designed with contractors, property developers and construction plant owners in mind 
  • Extensive underwriting expertise
  • Specialist engineering knowledge of plant and machinery 
  • Cover available across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
  • Access to experienced in-house construction loss control risk engineers
  • Access to claims handlers and loss adjusters with specialist knowledge of the construction industry

Why choose HSB?

Our underwriters and risk engineers have extensive experience in providing construction insurance and are recognised as experts in this field. 

  • Leading specialist provider of engineering and technology insurance and inspection services in the UK, Ireland and Europe
  • UK-based arm of Hartford Steam Boiler, the equipment breakdown insurance and inspection market leader since 1866
  • Part of Munich Re, a world leader in risk solutions, consistent risk management and financial stability
  • Financially strong and stable – rated A++ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company
  • A member of the Institute of Customer Service, demonstrating our commitment to continually improving customer service performance and professionalism

E-Trade Solutions

A suite of stand-alone construction products are also available to insurance brokers via HSB Fast Track; our online e-trade platform, or via the Acturis open market solution; making it quick and easy to quote and bind cover, process mid-term adjustments and obtain renewal terms.

Guides to loss prevention: Construction

Using our extensive knowledge and experience of engineering and technology risks, built on a heritage of over 150 years, we have developed a series of 'risk guidance documents' which offer both practical advice and guidance based on industry best practices.
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