Cob, a traditional mixture of straw, sand and clay, has been used to construct houses and other buildings all around the world for thousands of years. As a very strong, versatile material, a great insulator and with an attractive earthy finish, cob continues to be a very popular choice today for both traditional building and modern eco-houses.
As well as the organic look of houses built from cob, they can be extremely green to build – requiring very few materials that cant be found and extracted from the building site itself. Houses made of cob can also be very cheap to run, often featuring excellent insulation and with modern examples also coming with plenty of power-saving and solar equipment to keep bills to a minimum.
Whether you have bought a complete build or are putting the finishing touches to your own, you probably will have faced issues getting insurance for your cob house. The uncommon construction methods that give cob houses their unique looks and great strength can also pose a problem with planning and insurance, with many insurers baulking at the sight of your unusual home.
Whilst some insurers might think your cob building is a high insurance risk due to its non-standard construction, at Adrian Flux we recognise that thousands of years of expertise have gone into perfecting your build, and that your cob house is as safe and secure as any modern building.
Features Of Insurance For Cob Houses
Adrian Flux is one of the UK’s largest specialist insurance brokers; experts in providing affordable and reliable quotes for cob house insurance which other insurers just won’t touch.
Some of the main features of our cob building insurance are:
- A full range of insurance for cob houses, including listed and self-build properties
- 24 hour claims and help hotline, as well as access to our domestic assistance helpline offering advice and contact details for tradesmen
- Easy payment options available by credit and debit card and direct debit
- Specialist insurance for eco-homes, protecting your unique appliances
- Discounts available for alarms and additional security
- Discounted premiums when you take buildings and contents cover together
Our cob policies provide all the protection and support that you could need, from cover for self-builds and listed homes through to our 24hr claims line and cob house helpline ideal for getting you through any teething problems with your new house.
With all of our experience as specialist home insurance brokers, we can provide you with a quote tailored to your exact home; however it is constructed, we will be able to help you. We also provide all sorts of discounts for our cob home premiums, for anything from alarms and security fittings through to joint buildings and contents cover.
All of our cheapest cob insurance rates are available over the phone, so to speak to one of our specialist team about a policy to suit you, dial