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Home insurance a good thing when doing DIY

Home insurance a good thing when doing DIY

Category: Home insurance

Updated: 06/04/2009
First Published: 06/04/2009

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Homeowners have been advised to ensure they have adequate insurance policies before carrying out DIY work.

According to home insurance provider esure, accidental damage cover is particularly important for those planning to make improvements over the Easter weekend.

The firm noted that the average property contains more than £5,000 worth of electrical and other types of goods.

Head of risk and underwriting at esure home insurance Mike Pickard explained that homeowners should also consider their limitations and hire professional help if required.

"For anyone thinking about attempting DIY jobs around the home this Easter weekend, having ample buildings and contents insurance, plus accidental damage cover … is definitely worthwhile," he added.

M&S Money recently advised homeowners to check that their policies cover items such as plants, trees and shrubs, after finding that two-thirds have not done so - despite the average garden containing more than £700 worth of these items.

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