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Construction Insurance

Backhouse have been specialist brokers to the construction industry for over 50 years. We have built a specialism in the sector to meet our client's requirements in the areas of cover, risk management, claims and service.

Our portfolio of construction clients is wide ranging, from privately owned to public limited companies, from speculative developers to civil engineers and we act for both main and specialist subcontractors.

Our specialist claims operation provides an unrivalled service.

With our expertise within the construction sector, we are able to provide covers tailor made to meet our clients requirements in both insurance and performance bond areas.

As a specialist insurance broker in the construction sector, we have the expertise and facilities to add real benefit to your business.

For further information please call Jane Beresford on 01282 677776 to discuss your requirements.

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We have since 2008 used Backhouse to place all our insurance risks, their unique approach to our tender process was one of the major factors behind placing out trust in Backhouse. They took the trouble to research our business carefully and brought to our attention areas of cover that had never been considered before.

Paul Reyner, Fagan and Whalley