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Admiral home insurance review

Read Which?'s expert review of Admiral's home insurance policy and find out how it compares with dozens of other home insurance companies

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What does Admiral's Gold home insurance cover? Does Admiral offer the best home insurance? Admiral's Gold home insurance policy: is it good or bad? Does Admiral offer different levels of cover?
How did customers rate Admiral's home insurance?  Where can you buy Admiral home insurance? What is Admiral's claims number? Get top money-saving tips from Which?

Founded in 1993, Admiral is a UK-based company that offers a wide range of insurance products including home insurance, car insurance and travel insurance, as well as other financial products such as loans. 

It belongs to the Admiral Group, which owns several other insurance brands, including Bell, Diamond, Elephant and Gladiator, as well as price comparison website Confused.com. Its policy is underwritten by Admiral Insurance Company Limited.

Admiral offers the following levels of home insurance cover:

Policy Policy level Buildings - Maximum sum insured Contents - Maximum sum insured
Admiral Gold Standard £500,000 £75,000
Admiral Platinum Premium £750,000 £150,000
Admiral Home Essentials £500,000 £50,000

 

Table note: The policy scores and information in the panel and tables below are for the "Standard" level of policy

 

What does Admiral's Gold home insurance cover?

The information below gives an at-a-glance view of the key areas that Admiral's Gold home insurance covers as standard.

Elements marked with a are covered as standard, those marked with a aren't. Elements marked with a £ can be added to a policy for an additional cost.

 

Burst pipes

 

Covers the cost of repairing burst pipes in the property

 

Boiler cover

 

Covers the failure of a boiler or central heating system

 

Key cover

 

Covers the cost of replacing keys and locks in the event that your house keys are lost or stolen

 

£ Accidental damage

 

Covers accidental damage to personal belongings, fixtures and fittings

 

£ Home emergency

 

Covers call-outs and temporary repairs resulting from a home emergency

 

£ Personal possessions

 

Covers personal belongings against loss, accidental damage or theft when taken outside the home

 

£ Legal protection

 

Cover for legal costs resulting from claims such as property and employment disputes

Does Admiral offer the best home insurance?

Here's how Admiral scored in our latest home insurance survey:

 

Home And Mobile Insurance
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Overall Which? score
%
Our total score score combines both the Which? Customer Score, ratings from real customers of the provider, and our expert analysis of the provider's policies. The total score is made up of 50% of the Customer Score and 25% each of Buildings and Contents policy scores.
Which? Customer Score
%
Which?'s rating for customer satisfaction, based on feedback from real customers who have recently made a claim. The score is made up of a customer's overall satisfaction with the brand, and how likely they are to recommend that brand.
Buildings policy score
%
Which?'s rating of the quality of this company's buildings insurance policy. We analysed 47 features of its cover to calculate the policy score.
Contents policy score
%
Which?'s rating of the quality of this company's contents insurance policy. We analysed 66 features of its cover to calculate the policy score.
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To help you find the best home insurance policy, Which? goes the extra mile to sort the best from the worst.

 

How we analyse home insurance

 

We analyse and rate 47 key elements of standard buildings home insurance policies to come up with the buildings policy score and 66 key elements of standard contents home insurance policies to come up with the contents policy score. We assess how important each individual element is to consumers when choosing and using a home insurance policy, and weight it accordingly when calculating our policy scores.

Initially, we score all of the product elements out of five, reflecting how competitive each provider is in this area compared with other insurers. Weightings are then applied to the higher and lower element scores to enhance/reduce their impact in the overall product score.

Admiral's Gold home insurance policy: is it good or bad?

We've rated hundreds of policy details, and picked out the best and worst elements of this cover.

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In detail: every part of Admiral's Gold home insurance rated

Weighting Policy element Details Rating
Most important Alternative accommodation (£) Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Owner's / Occupier's liability (£) Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Repairs guarantee Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Other Unoccupancy period Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Trace and access  (£) Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Burst pipes - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Blockage of sewer pipe - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Gradual build-up of groundwater - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Subsidence - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Damage to underground services - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Flood and storm damage - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Flood and storm damage to outbuildings - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Storm damage to fences - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Other Theft of keys - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Theft of keys (£) Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Other Loss of keys - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Loss of keys (£) Logged out detail Logged out padlock

Table last updated in March 2021. Next update in March 2022

Does Admiral offer different levels of cover?

Admiral also offers Platinum home insurance, which features a higher level of cover, and the Home policies, which offer a lower level of cover.

To see how Admiral's home insurance compares to other policies, check out our guide on the best and worst home insurance.

How did customers rate Admiral's home insurance? 

As well as looking at how Admiral's home insurance policy stacks up against others, we've also analysed how customers who have recently made a claim feel about it.

Members can log in to see our range of customer service star ratings and read about individual customers' experiences. If you're not a member, join Which? and get full access to these results and all of our reviews.

How Admiral's home insurance scored for eight elements of customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction element Which? customer rating
Application process Logged out padlock
Clarity of policy Logged out padlock
Dealing with queries Logged out padlock
Ease of managing your policy online Logged out padlock
Treatment of longstanding customers Logged out padlock
Dealing with complaints Logged out padlock
Value for money Logged out padlock

Table last updated in March 2021. Next update in March 2022.

A '-' means we have insufficient sample size (less than 30) to generate a star rating.

Where can you buy Admiral home insurance?

Admiral home insurance can be purchased online and over the phone. It's also available via the following price comparison websites:

  • Compare the Market
  • Confused.com
  • Go Compare
  • MoneySuperMarket

Find out more: how to get cheap home insurance

What is Admiral's claims number?

You can make a home insurance claim with Admiral by calling 0333 220 2035 or submitting a claim form online.

According to Admiral, you'll need to have the following details to hand before getting in touch:

  • Your policy number
  • The full address of the property covered
  • The date and time of the incident
  • The cause of the loss or damage
  • Claims value if known
  • Any relevant documents or photographs to support your claim
  • A crime or loss reference number if you have lost an item outside the home or have been victim to theft or vandalism.

Find out more about claiming successfully in our guide to making a home insurance claim.

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