Builders Merchants & Wholesalers Insurance

Professional Business Insurances for All Types of Merchants & Wholesalers.

Welcome to Builders Merchants & Wholesalers insurance from AIC

Most independent High St insurance brokers have access to around 30 different insurers whilst we at AIC have over 140, that’s why our Business & fleet insurance rates are noted as being some of the best available. Whilst price is very important we know good service is also paramount and our staff, based in our Hemel Hempstead office, are very keen to help you find the right cover which is bespoke to your business.

We pride ourselves on finding the right solution for our customers and we can quickly assess your needs with guidance on pricing, try our ‘quick quote’ button where we aim to respond within just one hour (within usual office working hours 9-5 Mon-Fri).

What does this policy cover?

Premises

Covering the stock, office and business interruption is paramount, and our expert staff know how to build a comprehensive package of cover for your business, so please give us a call to discuss your needs.

Vehicles

From directors cars to full company fleets, and from mopeds to haulage vehicles, we have access to many insurers offering competitive rates.

Goods in Transit

We can cover the goods in transit, even if you’re not physically involved in moving items you may still have legal responsibilities.

Public & Employers Liability

Ensuring the staff are covered for all their activities whilst carrying out their duties, as well as protecting the public.

Legal Expenses

Covering legal costs when the business needs it most can be very inexpensive if cover is purchased in advance.
What’s included?
  • Whether you need cover for everything or you’re just concerned over one specific piece of cover, we can formulate a bespoke package of insurance around your business.

  • A dedicated account handler will look after you, from sales through to claims, so you’ll always know who you’re dealing with.

  • Our pricing is constantly monitored and from a wide range of insurers, so you’ll always get the best quote.

Talk to one of our friendly consultants to assess your needs and find a bespoke insurance solution to suit your business.

01442 24 24 00

7 High St, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3AA

info@aicinsure.co.uk

Merchants & Wholesalers Insurance Solutions

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Builders Merchants

Insuring vehicles to premises, and stock movement from supply to delivery, we know what cover you need. And we have an extensive range of insurers offering rates for your business, so we know our pricing will be unbeatable.

Plumbers Merchants

From single outlets to national chains, we understand what cover is required, and importantly we have many insurers with whom we negotiate special rates.

Electrical Wholesalers

Whether you’re supplying the usual electricians in their daily life, or the more niche areas of the industry, we are ready to understand your business, and formulate a bespoke package of cover that suits you.

Need help?

Talk to one of our friendly consultants to assess your needs and find a bespoke insurance solution to suit your business.

How to make a claim

Whilst you normally have an emergency phone number stated on your policy documents, we always recommend talking to your account handler first.

Accreditations and Awards
Frequently Asked Questions
  • That’s a tough question to answer without first establishing what cover you exactly need. Perhaps you want your premises covered, or maybe you just want the legal minimum cover required such as liability or vehicles? The good news is that we at AIC as brokers, have more insurers available on our panel than nearly any other firm, so we’re bound to find you the most competitive market price on whatever your insurance needs.

    We’ll always recommend starting with a conversation with our helpful and friendly staff, so we can assess your needs and find the right bespoke insurance solution for you.

  • Good question, and it depends on exactly what type of business you are running. Perhaps you are only trading online, or you’re open to the public. One of the basic covers to start with would be Liability insurance, and this can be set to protect the Public, Employees or Products. Then there’s your premises which may include the building, business equipment and some stock perhaps.

    Then there’s some professional insurances, such as Professional Indemnity or Directors & Officers, to cover the business and management against the advice it offers as part of its service. The list goes on and on, and our site lists most covers you might need, but even better give one of our experienced and happy staff at AIC a call to discuss your business in more detail.

    Visit our main website page for Builders Merchants Cover and Quotes by clicking here.

  • There is no quick answer here, although it can be a lot cheaper than people think. For example Liability insurance for a tradesperson starts at under £75 for the year.

    Firstly you should think about the risks, and what you want to cover, plus we can help you understand what your legal requirements are, so then your able to form an idea of what your overall cover requirement is. With this information we at AIC can quickly asses cost from our vast array of insurers, to get you the best market price.

  • Some parts of cover are legal requirements, such as the Liability cover section, but most of some insurance packages are just good business sense.

    We at AIC can normally offer various cover packages, starting with just the bare bone legal requirements and then build up from there. But it’s often just as cheap to buy ‘off the shelf’ packages of cover that give a wide scope of protection for smaller businesses, than trying to isolate just what is the legal requirement. As always its best to talk to one of our friendly staff, so we can talk you through the options.

  • We at AIC always recommend to air on the side of caution, and disclose everything to ourselves, and we can help you decide if this information needs to be told to insurers, which normally it does.

    There are different rules to follow from various sources, as an insurer may ask you to declare convictions in the last 10 years, whereas the rehabilitation act may dictate that you don’t need to declare it for more than say 5 years. DVLA may give you a different answer again for motoring convictions! Talk to one of our friendly consultants and let us help you.

  • Using a dedicated insurance broker provides benefits completely unseen when using a comparison site. With AIC, you’re afforded your own dedicated account manager who specialises in the cover you are seeking. Getting to know our clients is paramount to our customer service dedication and getting to know you AND your requirements is part of that. When you use a price comparison website, you are quite literally just a number and just a click-cost.

  • With any type of cover it is important to present insurers with all the information that will or could possibly affect the way they look at the risk. If this is not provided, insurers have the right to walk away from a claim, to change terms at the time of a claim, or reduce an amount paid depending on which law the insurance adheres to.

    A good insurance broker (like AIC) should not be afraid to ask the right questions of a potential policy holder, or suggest ideas that will help in the risk management of the cover in question. Insurance is there to help you in the event of a problem, and it makes no sense to cut corners on something so important. We’re here to help you!

  • We hate call centres as much as you! Our phones will never be answered by a call centre and only by a staff member. You only deal with your allocated account advisor, so you know who you will be dealing with every time you need to reach out to us.

  • There are two main ways you can pay your insurance: the full sum to cover the next 12 months upfront, or in 12 monthly instalments over an annual period.

    The major drawback to monthly payments is paying by instalment usually makes the total cost of cover higher than it would be if you paid in one go. This is because the insurance company is effectively lending you the money to pay the premium, so it will charge you what amounts to interest on the repayments you make across the year.

    By paying In full you are clearing your entire payment all in one go, meaning the insurance company won’t have to lend you the money and you won’t be due any premiums on the loan.

  • Great question and one we can of course help you with! Business insurance premiums are arrived at by the analysis of your likeliness to have a loss. When you apply for coverage, your information will be analysed by an underwriter who is responsible for determining whether or not they will consider writing a policy for you. Each business has completely different circumstances and we highly advise you to get in contact with us so we can understand and advise in the best possible way.

Talk to one of our friendly consultants to assess your needs and find a bespoke insurance solution to suit your business.

01442 24 24 00

7 High St, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3AA

info@aicinsure.co.uk