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Why do Architect and Designers need it?

You take care of the design, we take care of your PI insurance. Let BizCover lift your worries away while you run your business, with a few clicks online or a phone call, you can get covered instantly.

Did you Know?

Architects and Designers were the first profession to require professional indemnity insurance in New Zealand to cover themselves in person for errors and negligence.

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Architects and Designers

Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance provides essential financial protection for Architects and Designers to safeguard their businesses for claims made against them in carrying out their professional services or advice.

Architects and Designers generally require professional indemnity to comply with professional association requirements, professional standards legislation or to meet the requirements of many clients and/or tender processes

BizCover’s professional indemnity insurance offer covers occupations such as:

  • Architect
  • Interior designer
  • Landscape designer.

Claim example

An architect designed a house for an elderly couple and miscalculated the size of a cavity for a hidden sliding door. The builder of the house raised the issue early on but to no avail. The architect initially blamed it on poor print quality of the site plans and told the builder to carry on. Near completion, it was clear that the particular doorway in the house that required access by a mobility scooter was not wide enough whilst the sliding door was “hidden”. The owners asked the architect to pay for all remedial costs that included moving walls and re-modelling an adjacent room. The cost of the professional error was paid for by insurers without appointing legal defence counsel.