Contents of British homes worth almost £45,000 - Home insurance - News |

News News brings you the latest financial & economic news & reviews of the best products in the UK by our team of money experts.

Contents of British homes worth almost £45,000

Contents of British homes worth almost £45,000

Category: Home insurance

Updated: 07/05/2009
First Published: 07/05/2009

This article was correct at the time of publication. It is now over 6 months old so the content may be out of date.
The cost of replacing the average contents of a British home is £44,500, with the living room typically holding the most expensive items.

In the event of a fire or major structural damage to a property, it typically costs this amount to replace all the items, according to Sainsbury's Home Insurance.

The living room accounts for a quarter of the value as it houses, on average, goods worth over £10,000.

This is followed by the master bedroom, where the cost of replacing expensive clothes, shoes and other furnishings can amount to almost £6,000 – nearly a fifth of the total contents.

This is followed by the kitchen, where valuable white goods and costly appliances are housed, and the study, where computers and other electrical goods and gadgets are found.

The items most expensive to replace are carpets, flooring and curtains, which if replaced throughout the home cost an average of £7,500.

"It is staggering, when you tot up all the contents in your home, just how much it would cost to replace them all should the unthinkable happen," said Neil Laird, home insurance manager at the supermarket.

Disclaimer: Information is correct as of the date of publication (shown at the top of this article). Any products featured may be withdrawn by their provider or changed at any time.