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Reliability & timekeeping

Invoice history based on 117 reviews.

Invoice History
Charged as per quote / estimate95.73%
Above quote / estimate: kept informed4.27%
Appointments reported as missed (6 months) 0
Average score 9.84
130 reviews
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A family business originally established in 1971, we are a company that specialises in buildings insurance restoration repairs including water leaks, fire and smoke damage, flood damage, accidental damage, ingress of water,  dehumidification drying , and mould remediation. 

We are able to offer a free* claims assistance service and can deal directly with your buildings insurance company/Loss Adjusters/Representatives on your behalf whilst endeavouring  to ensure that your claim value is met in full. The company undertakes and manages the job from commencement to final completion – a one stop shop. 


Applegate Alexander & Co also undertakes all manner of non-insurance related  painting/decorating/plastering/general building/ maintenance and home improvements. 


The senior partner, Tony Smith is a member of the CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) and has over 43 years practical “hands on” experience in the building industry, as well as being accredited in water, fire and smoke damage restoration to BDMA (British Damage Management) criteria and FLIR thermography imaging camera for locating hidden water leaks and ingress of water within buildings.


History:  After launching over 43 years ago and undertaking contracts for merchant banks in the City of London including a major Clearing Bank to maintain and refurbish the various offices and branches, the company then diversified into carrying out buildings insurance restoration repairs for home owners and companies and has done so for the past 24 years.  Our accreditations, qualifications and experience speak for themselves.


The company ethos is that we treat your property as a home and not a building site.  Please contact us to discuss any problems with your property or your specific requirements as we are here to help and offer you our professional advice. 

*subject to terms and conditions

Estimating Office

Timperley House

Beechcroft Close,





  • Industry;            Construction, Buildings Insurance Restoration Repairs
  • Type;                 Partnership
  • Company Size;  5-7 employees
  • Founded;           1971

Based in

Beechcroft Close, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9NS

Works in

London, North Kent & Surrey