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  • Get 12 months' cover for the price of 10 1
  • Receive an additional discount when you buy online 1
  • 24/7 claims line to UK-based call centres
  • Available to new policy holders only



A house is more than bricks and mortar – it's your home. We want you to be able to choose the level of cover that suits you best. Once you've entered your details, we'll offer you 3 levels of cover (Less, Standard or More) with prices to match. You can take one of these off-the-shelf options or you can tweak it further to add on the extras you need for your home. We'll then offer you a new quote. You decide.

Buildings insurance 2 – What you get as standard
Buildings cover Up to £500,000
Cost of alternative accommodation Up to £100,000
Legal liability cover Up to £2,000,000
Tracing and accessing leaks Up to £5,000


Optional buildings features for an additional fee 
Accidental damage to services, fixed glass and bathroom fittings and the option to cover all other accidental damage to property.  
Home emergency cover 7 – £1,000 for call out, parts and labour in the event of a domestic emergency.  
Legal expenses cover – £50,000 to pay for a qualified person to act on your behalf in a legal dispute.  
Proteted no-claims discount – safeguard your accumulated no claims discount if you have been insured and claim free for 5 years.  
Matching items – cover for undamaged items that form part of a set, suite or pair, should one item get damaged and cannot be repaired or replaced with a match.  


We also offer
24/7 claims line
Paper free claims notification
Dedicated claims handler with direct telephone number for you to speak to them throughout your claim



Get combined buildings and contents insurance

Buy buildings and contents insurance together and get a 10% combined discount1. Find out more about buildings and contents insurance

Switching home insurance promise

Also – as part of our Switching Promise – we’ll pay any fees your existing insurer charges you to switch your home insurance to Barclays 4.

Call us

For help or to apply by phone, call 0800 068 8097 5.


Find out more about what's covered and what's not covered

Full policy wording 2.87 MB 6
Summary of cover limits 320 KB
Guide to home insurance 930 KB

It's your home. Why shouldn't it be your home insurance? We’ll present you with three popular packages to start off with. Then, if you choose, you can add, remove or change the excess levels of the features shown below.

These are our three standard packages, which you can customise, this may affect your premium.

  More Standard Less
Accidental damage Full Standard No
Protected no-claims discount Yes No No
Matching items Yes No No
Excess £100 £100 £200


Use our simple Get a quote form to build your policy with only the cover you need and the optional extras you want.

Home insurance key exclusions

These are some of the things that aren’t covered:

  • Excess. You will have to pay the 1st part of most claims – this is known as an excess. Your schedule details the excesses that apply to your policy
  • Claims beyond your limits. Limits apply for certain covers – they are shown on your schedule and in your policy booklet
  • Certain loss or damage (for example theft or malicious damage) caused by you or members of your household
  • Damage caused by chewing, scratching, tearing or fouling by domestic animals
  • Replacement of any undamaged items forming part of a pair, set or suite where replacements can’t be matched – however wider cover is available to replace certain undamaged items under the matching items cover options for both buildings and contents  insurance (including personal belongings). See policy for full details

Find out more with our guide to Barclays Home Insurance 2.87 MB Remember it's important to know exactly what's covered and what's not.

Home insurance eligibility

As long as you are 18 or over and the following statements are true, you can complete a Barclays buildings insurance quote online.

The property to be insured:

  • Is your main residence
  • Isn't a listed building
  • Has no more than five bedrooms
  • Is in good repair with no past subsidence or underpinning and is of standard construction (ie brick, stone or concrete and roofed with tile or slate) if this is not the case we may still be able to offer you cover if you call 0800 068 8097 5
  • Has no special exposure to flood or storm damage
  • Isn't used for business, except for home/office work that involves no employees or visitors
  • Is not left unoccupied for more than 40 consecutive days a year

Neither you nor anyone you usually live with:

  • Has more than £80,000 of contents or £10,000 of valuables

Even if you can't confirm all of these statements we may still be able to give you a quote for buildings insurance. Call us on 0800 068 8097 5.

If you're a tenant or your property is a maisonette, we can't offer you buildings insurance but you can get cover for your personal possessions with our Contents insurance


Find out more about what's covered and what's not covered

Full policy wording 2.87 MB
Summary of cover limits 320 KB
Guide to home insurance 930 KB

This could suit you if:

  • You want buildings insurance only
  • You want an additional discount when you buy online 1

Try our other options if:

  • You want contents insurance too
  • Your re-build value is more than £500,000
  • You live in a flat or maisonette
  • You're a tenant


Get a buildings insurance quote

To get a quote you'll need to provide us with:

  • The age of the property
  • The rebuild cost of your property (as opposed to the market value)
  • Your past 5 years' claims history




Important information

1. The offer is available to you if you’re a new Barclays home insurance customer purchasing in branch, via telephone or online, excluding any price-comparison site, and you get your quote between 30 June 2014 and 28 June 2015 and complete the purchase within 90 days of the quote date. A discount equivalent to 2 months’ premiums (16.67%) will be deducted from your base premium and the 12 monthly payments recalculated if you pay monthly. Take out the policy online and you’ll receive a further discount of between 21% and 41%, depending on your personal circumstances, subject to minimum premiums. Home emergency and legal expenses cover are excluded from the online discount offer. The premium quoted will be inclusive of the ‘12 months for the price of 10 offer’ with discounts applied consecutively from your base price and are subject to minimum premiums. The offer isn’t available for policies purchased from an aggregator or other price-comparison website. Prices through these channels may be lower. If you cancel your policy, you’ll be entitled to a pro-rata refund of the premium paid, minus the cancellation fee. Your full cancellation rights are available in the policy document. This offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time. If it is withdrawn, any outstanding quotes will remain valid for the original 90 day period.

2. The insurer of Barclays Home Insurance is Gresham Insurance Company Limited, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered office: 8 Surrey Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3NG. Registered in England, registered no. 110410. Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 312078). Registered in England, Registered no 973765. Registered office 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP.

3. For claims covering both buildings and contents sections of your policy, only 1 excess will be payable. If excess amounts are different, the higher of the 2 will apply.

4. Switching Fee Promise terms and conditions: worried about paying a cancellation fee if you want to switch your insurance to Barclays? Don’t be. We promise to reimburse you for any cancellation fee that your existing insurer may charge for switching to Barclays.

To qualify for this you must:

  • Purchase a Barclays Home Insurance policy (either single or combined cover)
  • Cancel your previous home insurance policy and pay the insurer's cancellation fee
  • Send a copy of your previous insurer’s cancellation confirmation together with confirmation of the cancellation fee you have paid to Barclays Customer Service Centre, PO Box 7463, Perth, PH2 0YX
  • This fee is the fee you are charged by your previous insurer for cancelling your insurance and does not include any broker fees or premium you are due to pay

Upon receipt of cancellation confirmation and the receipt of first payment (whether annual or monthly Direct Debit), Barclays Insurance Services will dispatch a cheque for the value of the cancellation fee.

This offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time.

5. Lines are open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm Saturdays, 10am to 4pm Sundays and Bank Holidays. To maintain a quality service, we may monitor and record phone calls. Calls are free from UK landlines but may be charged by other providers.

6. To view PDF files, you will need a PDF file viewer installed on your computer.

7. The insurer of Home Emergency is Inter Partner Assistance SA (IPA) which is fully owned by the AXA Assistance Group. Inter Partner Assistance is a Belgian firm authorised by the National Bank of Belgium and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority. Details about the extent of its regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from us on request. Inter Partner Assistance SA's firm reference number is 202664. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register website  or by contacting the Financial Conduct Authority on 0800 111 6768.