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Whether you work alone or run a large organisation, being an architect carries many risks for all those involved. Protecting against the unexpected is an essential part of your business, and without the right architects insurance in place you could be personally liable for large financial losses.

Finding the right insurance for your livelihood can be challenging, which is why we are on hand to make arranging your architect business insurance simple and hassle-free.

It’s easy to compare quotes right here from a range of trusted insurers. If you don't know the covers you need you can speak to our advisors who can provide professional recommendations for office cover that’s designed to meet your individual business needs. We understand the risks that you face and are dedicated to arranging the right cover for you. 

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Architecture is a unique profession that requires specialist insurance to cover the range of risks that your business is exposed to. Architect insurance is specifically designed to cover these trading activities to safeguard your livelihood against the unexpected.

While the majority of your work may be office-based, you will need to ensure that your cover extends to visiting clients, as well as protecting your office, equipment, and liabilities. Architect office insurance is typically designed to incorporate these covers to suit your specific needs and can also include cover for specialist equipment away from your office.

You may be working as a sole trader or employ a team of professionals to assist you. As an employer, employers' liability insurance is required by law to protect your employees during the course of their employment. For example, if a member of staff fell and injured themselves at your office then they may be entitled to compensation. Employers' liability insurance would take care of this for you, and would also cover legal and medical costs incurred as a result.

Ensuring you have comprehensive architects insurance is fundamental to your business continuity. Your computer, CAD software, specialist equipment, documents and drawings are an essential part of your business and the projects that you are working on. If you were to suffer damage at your premises that rendered these unusable, your insurance could assist you in getting back to normal as quickly as possible, meaning minimal disruption to your clients and livelihood. If the worst did happen meaning you were unable to trade from your premises, business interruption insurance would cover loss of income and pay business expenses while you get back up and running.

As well as the risk of property damage and liability claims, consideration for the advisory aspect of your business should play a fundamental part of your insurance considerations. Even as a perfectionist, mistakes are sometimes made, and professional indemnity insurance can protect you against these errors. Typically professional indemnity insurance protects you against wrongful advice and mistakes in design work; as an architect this should be considered in addition to your office insurance policy. If you do require professional indemnity insurance please contact us as we can arrange this over the phone. 

It takes a few minutes to get a range of quotes online or if you don't know what you need our advisors are on hand to arrange cover to protect your architect business and will talk through your business requirements, to get you the cover that's right for you.

Covers to consider:

  • Buildings cover for your office
  • Contents and computer equipment
  • Business interruption
  • Public liability and employers' liability
  • Commercial legal expenses
  • Cyber insurance

"The questions were straightforward and the adviser explained anything I wasn't sure of clearly. The whole process was quick and easy with an immediate quote at the end. Within about 15 minutes I had completed the questions, received my quote and my insurance was all set up. Thank You!"

Mrs Curtis Mobile Beautician, Lowestoft (Customer since January 2018)

"They were able to provide a bespoke package so that I only got cover for what I needed as opposed to all the unnecessary parts of a standard package policy. The staff were very polite and willing to listen to my needs.”"

Mr Livesey, Newsagents, Kendal (Customer since August 2017)

"Professional, efficient, friendly and thorough service. They fully understood my specific business requirements, and sorted out an insurance policy which not only exceeded my previous cover, but was also a lot cheaper."

Mr Jones, Gym/Health Club, Essex (Customer since January 2018)