After buying our first home my girlfriend and I needed to buy home insurance. I switched over to Aviva for car insurance about a year ago and have been happy with the coverage and their customer service so it was a natural choice to look at them for home insurance and keep everything with the same company. We looked on the Aviva website and obtained a quote just as we did for the car insurance.
Getting a home insurance quote took just a few minutes, we had to enter our personal details as well as the information on the property (how many bedrooms, does the property have a burglar alarm, etc). The form took maybe five minutes to complete and then I had a quote on the screen. The quote reasonable and after reviewing the details we actually received free contents insurance as well (they cover up to £140,000). I was impressed with the level of coverage for both the home and contents insurance and we went ahead and purchased the policy. Honestly I thought buying home insurance would be massively complicated but this was pretty much 1-2-3 and done.