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Building works

If you have any plans to carry out alterations or extension works to your church, you must make sure that adequate insurance is in place for the duration of the works.

It is very important that you understand the insurance implications of building works and when you should contact Baptist Insurance.

The terms and clauses in your building contract usually specify who has responsibility to insure the works in progress and materials on site.

Please check with your architect well before the works start and, if necessary, send us the details using our contract works questionnaire so we can advise you on whether an additional premium is payable, in which case we will supply you with the appropriate documentation.

We strongly advise that you only deal with reputable contractors and insist on seeing evidence of their Public Liability insurance.

Building works guide for churches

Our short guide provides information on what you need to consider when planning building works at your church, including what information we might need and when, so that we can ensure that you have cover for the duration of the works.

In certain cases you will be automatically covered under your policy, but depending on the extent and cost of the works, we may need to arrange additional insurance for you.

The guide answers the most frequently asked questions we receive from our customers and includes links to helpful checklists, template risk assessment forms and sources of further information.

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