Protect your home whatever the weather

Extreme weather is far worse than the weather we expect. Occasionally, instead of a few snowflakes we get a snowstorm, or instead of winds we’re hit by a gale that brings down trees. 

A brief downpour can be annoying, but on the rare occasions it carries on for days our homes can end up flooded.

It may not happen often but extreme weather can do serious damage to our buildings, vehicles, roads and homes. We’ve put together some tips to help protect your home should the worst happen.


More homes than ever are at threat of flooding. Our step by step guide explains what to do before, during and after a flood.


Stormy weather can take us all by surprise and cause havoc. Our guide talks you through how you can reduce the potential risks.

Snow and ice

Snow and ice can look picturesque but freezing temperatures can damage your home. Find out more about keeping your home safe during a cold spell.

Useful links

There are lots of organisations with lots of useful information to help you deal with extreme weather. Don't forget to review your policy documents too:

Met Office - Weather warnings

Environment Agency - Flood warning alert service and practical advice

Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) - Guidance on what to do if your home is flooded

Severe gales - Met office guidance on being prepared and staying safe

Local Councils - Search for and contact your local council.

Existing customer?

If you’ve been affected by the weather and need to make a claim, get in touch with us as soon as you can.

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