Since your role requires a lot of time, effort and skill, it makes sense to ensure your business is suitably protected should the worst happen.
At Markel, we provide carpenters’ and joiners’ insurance for businesses of all sizes. You can trust us to help you find cover that protects your finances.
What is carpenters’ and joiners’ insurance?
Carpenters’ and joiners’ insurance is designed to financially protect your business should something go wrong. From insurance for your carpentry equipment and joinery tools to public and employers’ liability insurance, we offer a wide range of different policies to ensure your business is fully protected.
We can tailor our products to ensure they suit you, giving you peace of mind that you’re covered, regardless of what might happen.
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Do I need carpenters’ and joiners’ insurance?
Accidents happen, even if you take every safety precaution. You may think you’re being extra careful by keeping your tools safe and locking your work van. But things can still go wrong. So it’s important to ensure that your business is suitably covered. Without the right type of insurance, your business will be much more vulnerable. This will leave you to pick up the costs of any claims made against you.
For example, if you are installing shelving units in the utility room of a customer’s home but you accidentally scuff the work surface, you may have a claim made against you and your business. The truth is, legal fees and compensation costs can mount up. So to avoid financial fallout, it’s a good idea to have insurance in place. This will mean you don’t need to worry about picking up the cost.
Joiners’ and carpenters’ insurance can also protect you against any claims made by your employees. For instance, if an employee sustains an injury, such as a deep cut on their hand while using a cutting tool, they may pursue a personal injury claim. Having employers’ liability insurance in place means you won’t need to pay any compensation out of your own pocket. In fact, you are legally obligated to have this insurance in place with at least £5 million of cover.
Carpenters’ and joiners’ insurance can also provide cover for your tools and materials, as well as protection for your premises.
Why choose Markel for carpenters’ and joiners’ insurance?
At Markel, we appreciate just how important your business is to you. That’s why we offer insurance policies that have been specially designed to protect you and your finances in times of trouble. Check out some of the reasons why you should choose Markel for your carpenters’ and joiners’ insurance.
✔ No hidden fees
Starting from £8 a month*, premiums are affordable and there are no hidden fees, meaning you won’t end up paying more than you’re quoted for.
✔ An insurer you can trust
With over 25 years’ worth of experience, we are perfectly placed to assist you with all of your insurance needs. You can trust us to help you protect your business.
✔ Highly recommended by our customers
We always put our customers first. That’s why we are highly rated on Feefo.com.
✔ Legal advice when you need it
Our experts are here for you when you need them most. You can contact our legal helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
✔ Get a quote in 90 seconds
Complete our online form to get a quote in less than 2 minutes. It’s that easy.
How much does carpenters’ insurance cost?
Carpenters' and joiners' insurance from Markel Direct starts from £8 a month. The cost of your insurance will depend on a variety of factors, including the size of your business. This could also include the type of work you carry out and if you have any employees. Your premium may also depend on the type of equipment you use.
* Price based on a carpenter/locksmith requiring £1 million public liability insurance cover.