Skilled Woodworkers


Understanding the skill involved with specialist and bespoke woodworking has allowed DUAL Oliva to tailor a combined product to meet the specific needs of your clients.

Whilst the market appetite for the woodworking industry has contracted in recent years, DUAL Oliva understands the skill behind bespoke woodworking and the care and craft that is involved, and recognises the importance of this sector. We are therefore proud to offer a bespoke policy for this specialist class of business.

Key features

  • Exclusive wording only available from DUAL Oliva
  • Direct claims reporting with our capacity providers
  • Specialist knowledge of the industry
  • Ability to write in conjunction with our separate aviation products liability offering
  • Property section including full theft cover, stock at subcontractors, exhibition cover, automatic cover for moulds, dies and tools as well as nonmanufacturing machinery breakdown cover
  • A wide selection of BI extensions including AICOW,book debts, customer and supplier extensions,essential employee cover and loss of attraction
  • Occupational accident and computer breakdown
  • Legal expenses including contract disputes and a 24-hour advice line
  • Optional extensions including Directors & Officers, engineering inspection, financial loss, full fidelity/theft by employee, 24-hour personal accident and terrorism.

Our risk appetite

Premises-based risks with work away up to 50% of the manual wage roll.

Our target trades include although are not limited to:

  • Cabinetry
  • Furniture making
  • Wood carving and engravers
  • Joinery
  • Wood turning
  • Die cutters
  • Doors and windows
  • Repairs and restoration.



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Linda Bichener
Underwriting Manager
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Linda Bichener

Underwriting Manager , Commercial

Linda is the Underwriting Manager for the DUAL Oliva Commercial team, joining in 2000 and has been instrumental in the growth of the company. She provides a wealth of experience gained from 23 years in Property and Casualty underwriting, focusing on management in specialising schemes.

Outside work, Linda enjoys cooking, reading, reality television and travel.

M:+44 (0)7860 954 818

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