"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution"

John Ruskin. 1819-1900 (Victorian Art Critic, Draughtsman, Social Thinker & Philanthropist)

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Q - Commercial

The main aim of our approach is to improve the quality of construction in the UK and we achieve this by collaborating with Developers & Builders who really commit to building quality properties.


The commercial property market in the UK is a highly lucrative marketplace with private commercial and industrial construction industries accounting for almost 50% of the overall new-build construction market. And at Q we understand that commercial property not only serves the investment requirements of many funds and trusts, but that Developers must be in a position to provide quality properties of the highest standards to meet the needs of the many stakeholders involved in commercial property projects, from shareholders and trust managers to tenants, client representatives and building managers.


That is why Q offers an exclusive Structural Defects Insurance to the Commercial Property Market.


It is a highly risk-managed, quality focussed, flexible insurance, designed to meet the needs of any project from warehouses and factories, student accommodation and hotels, to offices and shopping centres and developed with all of the constraints of construction projects in mind, ensuring that we can offer you a whole lot more than just insurance cover if you need it.


Essentially, if your new-build properties comes with The Q Policy, it means they are quality properties which have been built under the supervision of our "right-first-time" surveying team and underwritten by A-rated insurers.

Commercial Policy

The Q Policy for Commercial Properties has been specifically designed for clients building, purchasing or commissioning new-build, refurbished and converted commercial premises in the UK.

It is an innovative approach to Structural Insurance and provides you with a real alternative to the traditional warranty for your commercial construction projects.


And if you subsequently want to change the layout or make further adaptations to your premises, we give you the option to do this and maintain cover for the whole property.

Q is the mark of quality - work with us to protect your investment!

Key Features: The Q Policy for Commercial Properties

  • Minimum of 8 inspections per plot - Q commits to having the most regular and best risk management approach in the UK

  • Policy underwritten by A-rated insurers

  • Policies can be provided on a unique lifecycle costing basis

  • Insolvency Cover for Defects Liability Period available - mirrors the contractual Defects Liability Period

  • Single point of recovery for Claims - no-fault redress dealing with Q direct from Day One of cover

  • Statutory Notice Indemnity included in cover - sometimes known as Contaminated Land cover

  • Clerk of Works & Snagging Service available

  • Cover can be included for loss of rent

  • Structural extensions & modifications can be included in cover

  • Clear, concise & unambiguous cover

  • Feedback, assistance, guidance & training - available for you and your contractors

  • Structured Dispute Resolution Service available

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Information for Developers & Builders How Does The Q Policy Work?

Further Information

q-comm-cg Key Facts - The Q Policy Commercial Client Guide

Seven reasons to choose Q for your development...

Our policies have A-rating backing.


We guarantee a minimum of 8 surveys per plot, offering greater site presence from knowledgeable surveyors.


No need for costly collateral warranties - our insurance product provides no-fault redress for Policyholders.


Our lifecycle costing approach reduces up-front development costs with no need for monies in Escrow.


From Day One, policyholders deal with Q direct if you have any problems and we manage the process for you.


You have ultimate control over your policy cover and can extend it to include structural extensions & amendments.


In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, we actively encourage innovation & eco-friendly building methods.

1. World-Class Underwriter:


2. Better Quality Control:


3. Reduced Costs:


4. Better Cashflow:


5. Single Point of Contact:


6. Flexibility of Cover:


7. Modern Methods:


Find out more about our Insurance Policies using the links below:

Residential Policy Affordable Housing Policy Commercial Policy Private Rental Sector Policy Our Technical Approach