James Russell
Director at Building and Land

Getting us all Together Again

By James Russell In News & Current Affairs No comments

We, of course, specialise in construction insurance. Our blogs reflect that and always will, but today I want to big up sport and its role in helping us all to return to some sort of normality As the country slowly emerges from covid (fingers crossed this is not another false dawn) I see sport as […]

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Covid and Property Conversions

By James Russell In Building Renovation, Construction No comments

Here’s an interesting thought for you. As we all emerge squinting into the light after over a year of lockdown, take a look around at the amount of skips and scaffolding around existing buildings. There is a change occurring in construction – and that change is driven by covid.  Commercial buildings are the primary focus […]

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Covid – Light at the end of the Tunnel

By James Russell In Construction No comments

Well, what a year it has been. I doubt anyone out there could have imagined the way the last fourteen months have transgressed. What started as a localised newspaper story about a market then developed into a virus that spanned the world and brought it to a standstill. I know we’ve all been through a […]

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Insurance Backed Guarantees – The 25 Year Long Myth

By James Russell In Insurance No comments

So, I have had a fair few calls recently from clients searching for a 25 year Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) for building works such as roofing, cladding, basements etc. They have been told there is one, there has always been one – so there must be one, right? As someone who has worked in the […]

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Mental Health and Lockdown

By James Russell In News No comments

Usually I would take time here to discuss the construction industry. Building and looking after properties is what we are interested in the majority of the time, but today I focus on building and maintaining mental health. As we approach one year since lockdowns in their various forms commenced, additional pressures on mental health are […]

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Happy New Year

By James Russell In News No comments

Well, it’s that time again. What a strange year this has been, doubtless one we will never forget and a year that will one day be the subject of school history lessons (when they reopen!). Construction has soldiered on and has been fortunate to be one of the industries thus far least affected. By its […]

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Amazing Buildings!

By James Russell In Architecture, Buildings No comments

Okay then everyone, let’s look at something positive today – not covid, as we have all had enough of that! As you know, I have a fascination for modern architecture and consider myself very lucky to work in the construction sector as I get to see amazing buildings being built. One of my favourites is […]

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