Trying to get some insurance repair quotes following damage to your property? IC Assist can help.
If your home has been damaged and your insurer has asked you to get a couple of quotes for the repairs, just give us a call. We provide a FREE Claims Management service that will save you the time and hassle of trying to get a quote from multiple builders. As insurance repair specialists, IC Assist have a professional team of contractors that can help no matter what the extent of the damage.
So, whether you need a water damage repair estimate, or a quote for a ceiling repair, you’ve come to the right place. IC Assist can help with all types of property damage. From minor damage to your ceilings, walls and floors. To complete refurbishments of your home, kitchen or bathroom following a flood. We can provide your insurer with one complete cost for all restoration work required.
IC Assist provide professional insurance repair quotes for all types of property damage claims
Why get involved in sending quotes to your insurance company, when IC Assist can save you the hassle? As part of our FREE claims management service, our Claims Manager will email our quote straight to your insurer/Loss adjuster for their approval. As we offer a wide range of building services, we can provide itemised quotes for:
- Flood damage restoration – clean up, strip out & property drying.
- Water damage – property repairs after an escape or water or flood.
- Ceiling repairs – patch repairs or entire ceiling renewal and replacements.
- Water damaged walls & cavities – after leak from above or water tracking up wall.
- Decorating – painting, wallpapering, coving renewal (standard or ornate).
- Artex/textured ceilings – cracked, bubbling, sagging or collapsed textured ceilings.
- Water damaged flooring – vinyl, laminate, hardwood, parquet, carpets etc.
- Tiling walls & floors – in kitchens, bathrooms, en suites, wet rooms, hallways etc.
- Sagging, sinking or spongy sub-floors – chipboard, wooden floorboards, plywood.
- Joist restoration and repairs – wet, stained, buckling or rotten joists as a result of water damage.
- Replacement kitchens – cupboards, doors, draws, custom display units, worktops, plinths, cornice, pelmets etc.
- Asbestos sampling, testing, removal, disposal and air tests – Artex, Marley/Thermoplastic/Vinyl tiles, insulation etc.
- Complete property refurbishments – malicious/criminal damage insurance claims – e.g. cannabis farms set up in a rental property.
- General building works – electrical testing and fault finding, plumbing and carpentry (renewing water damaged skirting, architrave or doors).
Insurers don’t usually request several estimates for repairs when IC Assist are managing the claim.
Over the past 9 years that we’ve been managing insurance claims, we’ve only come across a couple of instances where multiple quotes were necessary. However, these were on very large claims. In most cases, our detailed estimate has been sufficient, as insurers just compare our repair costs against their allowable rates. Should there be a variance in our costs, we’ll negotiate with them to agree a price. Providing their rates are reasonable, we’ll adjust our price accordingly. This avoids the need for a second quotation from another builder. However, don’t worry if they insist on providing an additional estimate, as we can organise quotations from an independent company for you.
Why do insurance companies tell you to get multiple quotations for your insurance claim repairs?
Unfortunately, most insurers inconvenience their customers by making them deal with several builders to get insurance repair quotes. Unfortunately, that means a lot of frustration for you. Firstly, you will need to make multiple calls to arrange for builders to look at the damage. Then, it’s pot luck if they will turn up when they say they will or even turn up at all! But, one of the biggest problems is actually getting an estimate back from them, to pass on to your insurance company.
Why do insurers put their customers through this hassle? Quite simply, because it’s easier and cheaper to let you/builders run around doing all the work for them! Once you forward estimates to them, they will just pick the cheapest one! On the other hand however, when you choose IC Assist to manage your claim, you can just sit back and relax and leave everything to us!
How can you be sure quotes from general builders will include all the repairs you’re entitled to?
Getting an estimate for water damage repairs from a general builder, plasterer or decorator is not a good idea. Why? Quite simply because they aren’t experts in insurance and do not specialise in water damage restoration. Therefore, they don’t have drying equipment and can’t quote for drying, treating or sanitising any wet building materials. Ensuring your building is adequately dried is the most important stage of a water damage claim. Which is what makes IC Assist different to most other builders. We have professional equipment to dry your property before starting any redecoration.
Also, if your insurer doesn’t come out and assess the damage, how do you know whether their settlement will cover all necessary repairs? Unless they send out a Loss Adjuster to carry out an assessment, they will only be relying on builders estimates. The biggest problem with that approach is, should the builder miss something, you won’t be able to go back to your insurer at a later date. As a result, you will have to pay for any problems that arise!
We provide a fixed price for the necessary work
Unlike other companies, we don’t just estimate the cost. Our quotations are detailed and itemised. This provides your insurer with a fixed cost to carry out the work. Depending on what damage has been caused, we can also include costs for specialist services. These can include things such as property drying, Building Control, Structural Surveyors, Party Wall Agreements etc.
Can I get a FREE estimate without using your Claims Management Service?
Unfortunately, we only provide a FREE quotation if you want us to manage your claim and carry out the repairs. This is because our insurance repair quotes are very detailed and can take a lot of time to produce. Typically, it takes about one hour to survey the damage and another hour to produce a detailed schedule of works, in order to determine the total restoration cost. With larger claims however, it can take a lot longer. As the damage usually affects multiple rooms or an entire property.
Our unique FREE service is perfect for homeowners who just don’t have time to deal their insurance claim. If you appoint us to manage your claim, our Claims Manager will deal everything for you. This includes the quote, your insurer and managing the repair process. There is no charge to you or your insurer for this service, providing IC Assist carry out all repairs. Feel free to have a browse through any of our 35 Facebook albums to see before, during and after pictures of insurance repairs our team have completed.