Installsure is a trusted provider of performance bonds for construction and installation projects in the UK.
Working with our insurers, we can source competitive performance bond quotes at short notice so our clients find the best terms and secure a performance bond with minimum delay.
We’ll source your performance bond so you can get on with what you do best.
Performance bonds are increasingly required by principal contractors as part of the conditions of awarding a contract. Having access to Installsure as a performance bonds broker helps our clients stay competitive at the tender stage.
Therefore it’s important that companies have access to a client-focussed, responsive and committed broker to help them.
Installsure focus on providing high quality performance bonds at competitive prices. It’s the right cover for the right price.
We'll save you time by minimising delay so you remain competitive edge when tendering for larger or commercial projects.
Installsure is directly monitored and regulated by the FCA so you can rest assured you're associated with a trustworthy and reliable brand which holds the fair treatment of its customers in the highest regard.
We'll tailor the performance bond cover to your specific project requirements.
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No matter what kind of bond our clients require, we’re here to help them source the most appropriate financial product.
A performance bond effectively guarantees the satisfactory completion of a project by a Contractor. The bond provides a written guarantee to a contracting company (the beneficiary) against the Contractor (the principal) defaulting on any of its contractual obligations.
Generally speaking the performance bond ultimately represents an amount of money that the beneficiary can gain access to in the event of any defaults.
These are increasingly common and are often required by an Employer when a large and/or lengthy contract is being entered into with a Contractor. The performance bond is typically for 10% of the contract value, and provides the Employer with a cash sum in the event of the failure of the Contractor to complete their work in order to cover the costs of appointing a new contractor.
For example a sub-contract to fit new windows to a development of new homes would often require a performance bond.
A performance bond can be either 'on demand' or 'conditional'
These are used to provide security to the Employer where a large “Deposit” is required.
For example where a Manufacturer of bespoke windows has a large order they might require a large advance payment to fund materials and/or protect themselves against non-payment for goods that have no other use.
The advance payment bond is provided by the Manufacturer to the Employer to protect the latter in the event the bespoke windows are not delivered.
In many construction contracts a retention of 5 or 10% of the contract value by the Employer for a defects period (to cover any faults in the work) is a standard clause.
A retention bond can be used to release this “locked up cash”.
Advance Payment Bonds
Performance bonds are typically for 10% of the contract value. Rates are normally around 12 per cent for a 12-month period for a secure company, however this can increase for bonds over longer periods.
Most employers realise they will pay for the performance bond through a higher contract price. Usually they ask for the cost to be shown separately. Some employers use the ability to get a performance bond and the rate offered as part of their selection process.
Applying for a performance bond with Installsure is easy, plus our team is here to provide assistance and answer your questions at every step of the way:
Get started today – download the Installsure Performance Bond Application Form.
As long as you can provide all the paperwork we require we can typically complete the process in 7-14 working days. We’ll talk you through each stage and keep you updated so you know when to expect the cover to be in place.
When applying for a performance bond with us, you'll need to give us as much information about the contract as you can. This will help us provide you with a range of performance bond cost quotes specific to your needs.
Documents and information required include:
We’ll also need some details about your company since a credit check is part of the process, including:
Complete and return our Performance Bonds Application Form. Alternatively send us a message with your contact details and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.