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The Tangible Building Advice Centre

In our advice centre, we provide comprehensive advice on how to deal with most of the common types of  problems that result in building insurance claims. Please select the type of damage that you have experienced, and our advice page will explain how to deal with the immediate problem, and how we can help you to get your property repaired with the minimum of fuss.

Please browse our advice articles below.

 

  • Preparing A Flood Plan For Your Home

    Preparing A Flood Plan For Your Home

    If your property is situated on a flood plain or near a coast or river, your home is at higher risk than most of flooding, so it is important to have a personal flood plan in place to provides a plan of action in the event of disaster.

  • Preparing Your Business Flood Plan

    Preparing Your Business Flood Plan

    If your business is in a flood risk area, it is important to protect it from disaster by having a flood plan in place that ensures the safety of your employees and your business assets.

  • How To Protect Your Home From Winter Water Damage

    How To Protect Your Home From Winter Water Damage

    As Winter approaches it's important to protect your home from the risk of water damage, which becomes higher as the weather gets colder. The best way to reduce this risk is to be vigilant in checking for the early signs of water damage.

  • 4 Signs Of Water Damage In Your Home

    4 Signs Of Water Damage In Your Home

    There are four main symptoms of water damage in your home, can you name them all? Here, we tell you how to stay vigilant against water damage, and save you a costly fix.

  • Preventing Frozen Water Pipes

    Preventing Frozen Water Pipes

    This article tells you how prevent your water pipes from freezing, which can lead to costly water damage. Read up on the best ways to prevent the cold, as well as what to do in the event of your pipes freezing up.

  • What To Do In The Event Of A Burst Or Leaking Pipe

    What To Do In The Event Of A Burst Or Leaking Pipe

    This article gives practical advice on what steps you should take if you find that you have a burst or leaking pipe.
    Taking the correct steps at the right time will save you a lot of heartache when you have to claim on your insurance.

  • What To Do If Your House Gets Flooded

    What To Do If Your House Gets Flooded

    Should you be unlucky enough to get flooded, we really feel for you. We offer some guidance on practical steps to take to quickly improve your circumstances without jeopardising your insurance claim.

  • Signs that water damage might not be as serious as you think

    Signs that water damage might not be as serious as you think

    We are used to dealing with the repair of water damage to homes but know that there are signs which can mislead the homeowner into thinking the problem is far worse than it actually is.

  • How To Recognise Common Types Of Water Leaks

    How To Recognise Common Types Of Water Leaks

    There are many types of water leaks of all which can have a devastating effect on a property. Burst pipes, leaking water pipes and poorly fitted appliances all have the capacity to cause damage to your home and personal possessions.

  • Replacing Water-Damaged Plasterboard

    Replacing Water-Damaged Plasterboard

    It may not look too bad on the surface, but you should never allow your insurance builder to plaster or paint over water damaged plasterboard, as the problems will just re-appear.

  • What To Do If You Suffer Storm Damage

    What To Do If You Suffer Storm Damage

    Storm damage quite often results in both impact damage (falling trees, flying roof tiles, etc), and water damage from the rain getting in through a damaged roof or broken windows.
    Our guide tells you in very simple terms what you need to do to achieve the best outcome from your insurance company.

  • Types of Fire Damage in the Home

    Types of Fire Damage in the Home

    Fire damage can devastate a family, and destroy homes. It is important to understand exactly what damage a fire can cause, and how your home and buildings insurance will help.

  • 4 Ways To Prevent Fire Damage In Your Home

    4 Ways To Prevent Fire Damage In Your Home

    Whilst thankfully very rare, when a house fire does occur it devastates your home. Not only does it cause a huge amount of damage but causes major stress and upset to families. Here are four small steps you can take to prevent a house fire turning your world upside down.

  • What To Do In The Event Of A House Fire

    What To Do In The Event Of A House Fire

    If you've suffered a house fire, then take a quick read of this article. The few simple steps outlined here will ensure that your rights as a consumer are upheld, and that your claim will be dealt with correctly.

  • How To Claim On Your Home Insurance

    How To Claim On Your Home Insurance

    Home insurance claims can be a pain in the neck. Not only does the claim mean your home has been damaged, but the no claims bonus you have been building will be gone in the blink of an eye. It can happen to any of us, so it is always good to be clued up on the ins and outs of a home insurance claim.

  • Making An Insurance Claim For Flood Damage

    Making An Insurance Claim For Flood Damage

    Over the years we've had considerable experience in helping homeowners whose properties have suffered floods. Here we offer our advice on avoiding common problems that can affect the speed and outcome of a flood damage insurance claim.

  • Home Insurance FAQs

    Home Insurance FAQs

    Home insurance can be a tricky thing with many different aspects that can be confusing or hard to understand, particularly when making a claim. Our FAQs help you understand what you are covered for in the event of property damage and how to ensure a smooth claim and restoration process.

  • Get To Grips With Insurance Policy Terminology

    Get To Grips With Insurance Policy Terminology

    Confused with the terminology in your insurance document, and not sure what is covered? Read our easy to understand glossary of insurance policy terms.

  • Act of God Clauses And How They Affect You

    Act of God Clauses And How They Affect You

    Many insurance policies contain an act of god clause, but what exactly is an 'act of god' and what does this mean for your cover? Find out what this means for your insurance policy.

  • Get To Know Your Home Insurance Policy

    Get To Know Your Home Insurance Policy

    Home insurance can be confusing. Our tips help you get clued up on exactly what you are covered for, so you can make sure you won't be left out of pocket in the event of damage to your home.

  • Tips For Saving Money On Your Home Insurance

    Tips For Saving Money On Your Home Insurance

    If you are a homeowner, then insuring your house and contents is one of life's necessities. However, this protection comes at a cost. Which is why many people look to save money on home insurance, without reducing the level of cover it provides.

  • How To Clean Up After A Flood

    How To Clean Up After A Flood

    In the event of a flood, swift action is necessary to reduce further damage to both your property and your health. One of the most important jobs is cleaning up, drying out and restoring your property back into a habitable condition as soon as possible.

  • How To Use Your Water Meter To Check For A Water Leak

    How To Use Your Water Meter To Check For A Water Leak

    If your water bill costs are rising, one of the easiest and most reliable ways of identifying a potential leak in your system is to use your water meter.

  • Protect Your Home From Storm Damage

    Protect Your Home From Storm Damage

    Whilst it is easy to leave storm preparations until the last minute, a bit of advance planning can eliminate the risks severe weather poses to your home along with the inconvenience and cost of repairs.

  • How To Keep Your Home Safe From Fire This Christmas

    How To Keep Your Home Safe From Fire This Christmas

    Ensure everyone stays safe this festive season by taking a few simple precautions to keep your family and home safe from the risk of fire.

  • Is Your Home Holiday Ready

    Is Your Home Holiday Ready

    Research from the AA showed that 25% of holiday makers have returned home to be faced with a home emergency, with water leaks being the most common issue. Our tips on how to leave your home safe and secure while you are on holiday, will give you peace of mind whilst you're away.

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