Category: Home Guides

Cheaper home insurance

Cheaper Home Insurance Premiums Home insurance is a very competitive market and generally  in return for the value of the risk covered, most premiums offer very good value. There are however certain things that...

Frequently Asked Questions

Home Insurance FAQ’s

Every now and then we get asked questions that we feel should be answered but aren’t covered in our home guides. Since closing our forums we have moved the best questions into this section....

Architect dicussing plans on a rebuild

Over Insurance and Under Insurance

When providing quotes for property insurance here at Highhouse we often come across enquiries where people are unsure about true values for either their buildings sum insured (BSI) or contents sum insured (CSI) and...

Ragwort - One of many invasiv weeds in the UK

Invasive Plants, Weeds and the Homeowner

There has been a lot written recently about Japanese Knot weed and the damage it can cause to homeowners property but many people do not realise that there are several hundred invasive plants in...

Picture of a flat roof either being laid or repaired

Flat Roof Home Insurance

Flat Roof Home Insurance Of all the features of a building that insurers deem to be of non-standard construction, by far the most ubiquitous is the flat roof, commonly seen on home building extensions...

In future insuring a home in flood risk area could be more difficult

Getting flood insurance in flood risk areas

Flood Insurance Adequate flood insurance cover for a property can help reduce the financial consequences, stress and trauma that flooding can bring. Insurance industry data indicates that households at high flood risk pay around...

Outbuilding and shed insurance cover

Outbuilding and Shed Insurance Cover

These days most properties contain buildings that are external to the main building whether it’s a wood cabin, garage, greenhouse, Breeze House or just a garden shed. Factors such as the costs involved with...

Burglary prevention at Christmas

The build up to Christmas can be both exciting and stressful but imagine coming home one day and finding your property broken into and all the gifts you have bought or received gone. The...

Burglars use social media to target homes

These days social media platforms such as facebook and twitter have become ever popular and many people now see them as an extension of themselves to chat with friends, share views, sell their unwanted...