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Cordell Calcu­lator


Use the Cordell Calculator to set your Sum Insured

The Cordell Calculator is an independent online tool that helps you calculate how much it might cost to rebuild your home. The calculation is based on typical rebuild costs for homes with similar materials and features.

You can use the cost it gives you to assist in setting the Sum Insured on your house insurance.

If you have a Vero Maxi Home policy, you could also be eligible for our SumExtra benefit at no extra cost. All you need to do is calculate your rebuild costs with correct inputs into the Cordell Calculator and update your Sum Insured to be at least equal with your rebuild estimate. Make sure you update this figure at least once every three years, then you’ll qualify for SumExtra. Make sure you keep a copy of the calculation in a safe place. You’ll need it if you need to make a claim.

Use the Cordell Calculator

You can find more information in our PDF FileHouse Insurance policy wording.

Information you’ll need

Your home’s unique features could affect the cost of repairing or rebuilding. When you use the Cordell Calculator to estimate your rebuild cost, you’ll need to input information like:

  • How many storeys your home has
  • If it’s built on flat or sloping land
  • What it’s made of—including flooring, walls and roof materials
  • Total floor area

It’s important to describe your home accurately. It’s a good idea to physically measure parts of your home if you’re not sure.

Don’t forget the extras

Under your insurance policy, you’ll be covered for things outside of your home, but within your residential boundary. Extra features such as these can have quite an impact on the cost of rebuilding your home:

  • Any decks (including their area and what they’re made of)
  • Garages or carports
  • Paving and driveways
  • Fencing or retaining walls
  • Water tanks
  • Landscaping
  • Pools
  • Tennis courts

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Important information

Excesses, terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply to these policies. Please check the policy wording for details of cover. The provision of cover is subject to the underwriting criteria that apply at the time.

Our website provides general information about our products and services to help you make choices when it comes to protecting the things in life and business that really matter. The information doesn’t take into account your personal circumstances, needs or goals and is not intended to be financial advice. We recommend that before you purchase insurance, you get professional advice from a broker or adviser who’s registered under the Financial Advisers Act 2008.