Useful Links

Useful Links


diamondposterHome Contents Insurance 

The SFHA Diamond Home Contents Insurance Scheme offers an easy and affordable way of insuring household goods to all members' tenants and owner occupiers of Housing Associations in Scotland.

  • No excess due on claims
  • New for Old cover
  • Affordable premiums
  • Lower minimum sums insured
  • Flexible payment methods
  • All postcodes included 

Thistle Tenant Risks

Your housing provider does not insure your furniture, belongings and other personal items within your home against theft, fire, vandalism, burst pipes and other household risks. The Thistle Tenant Risks scheme can offer tenants and residents the chance to insure the contents of their homes in an easy and affordable way.


Thistle Tenant Risks home contents insurance scheme is a special insurance scheme for social housing tenants living in Scotland. It is provided by Thistle Tenant Risks in conjunction with Allianz Insurance plc.

Low Cost Furniture Options

Now that you’ve got the keys for your new home, you need to furnish it.  You may find the pressure of making sure the rent is paid and your house furnished difficult.  To help you stretch your budget Pineview has pulled together information on low cost furniture suppliers: 

Salvation Army Trading Co Ltd0141 334 7253
Fab Pad (can sometimes assist with decorating/furniture)0141 575 3001
St. Vincent De Paul0141 429 0030 
Ruchill Furniture Project0141 945 2746
Glasgow Furniture Initiative 89 Chapel Street Maryhill G20 9BD0141 945 2746
Gorbals Recycles Project, Number Ten, 10 Commercial Court, Glasgow, G5 0PJ0141 429 1466
Second Opportunities 302 Broomloan Road, Glasgow, G51 2JQ 

All of these organisation sell furniture and some sell white goods too.  All items have been checked to ensure they conform to all current safety standards and checks.  Make it easier on your pocket by giving them a visit.  Many of these offer furniture packs for a discounted rate too. 

If you are looking for quality flooring at affordable prices visit

Spruce Carpets 308 Broomloan Road, Glasgow, G51 2JQ                              0141 425 1555

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