Your thatched cottage needs a unique policy
A thatched building is the stuff of chocolate boxes. Such quaint cottages are real architectural treasures. Lovely to look at, they’re cosy and often breathtakingly pretty. That’s all great, UNTIL something goes wrong.
When disaster strikes, nobody wants to find out that they don’t have the right level of insurance. The costs and stress can be so much higher when it’s a thatch property.
Certain rules are in place to make sure any restoration must be done using traditional materials – which can be very expensive.
Most mainstream insurers will charge through the roof to cover thatched properties. As well as making you jump through hoops because you present them with “non-standard” elements. Not Listed Property Protection.Our policies are matched to you.
They’re affordable, bespoke and put together by consultants with considerable experience of thatch and listed properties. We’ll make sure that you get the right level of insurance cover for your home. It will include the cost of rebuilding, using the right materials as required and approved by conservation officers.
The Thatched Cottage
It could be anywhere
That peaceful place
Approached by a boreen.
Distemper white with
A thatched roof like
A statue looking down
A poem by Liam ó Comáin
RESTORE YOUR HOME TO ITS FORMER GLORY
- KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
- BESPOKE APPROACH
- TAILOR-MADE POLICIES
- FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
- 24/7 AVAILABILITY
- GREAT VALUE
- PASSION FOR HERITAGE
- PEACE OF MIND
- CLAIMS HANDLED PERSONALLY
It’s thought that there are around 60,000 properties with thatched roofs in the United Kingdom. Although some claim that “it’s a dying art”, there are many new buildings being constructed with thatch up above too. It’s now a symbol of character and architectural charm – as opposed to one of poverty, as was the case in times gone by.
In England and Wales, around 75% of all thatched properties are LISTED.
“Listing helps us acknowledge and understand our shared history. It marks and celebrates a building’s special architectural and historic interest, and also brings it under the consideration of the planning system so that some thought will be taken about its future” – ENGLISH HERITAGE
Listed Building consent is required for alterations that affect the character of these properties, including a change to the thatching material. Speak to us about extending your thatch insurance cover to put right any unauthorised changes undertaken by a previous owner.
WHY CHOOSE LISTED PROPERTY PROTECTION
- Avoid cover delays
- Avoid underwriting issues
- No unfair ‘special conditions’
- Sensible excesses and policy endorsements
We guarantee to provide invaluable help, support and advice to give you PEACE OF MIND – at every step throughout the insuring process. Call Listed Property Protection (LPP) now and speak to one of our experienced and friendly consultants. They can advise on what you need to protect your THATCHED PROPERTY.