What is an Insurance Backed Guarantee?

Insurance Backed Guarantees, also known as IBGs are a type of insurance policy that protects clients in the event that the contractor ceases trading. Insurance Backed Guarantees also provide customers with reassurance that the contractor’s work has met the insurers’ standards. What can be covered under an Insurance Backed Guarantee cover? The following can be […]

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Insurance Backed Guarantee for a Cladding Contractor

Back in April 2021, we received a new enquiry from a specialist cladding contractor. Their client had requested an insurance policy for the works which they had very recently won the tender for. The contract consisted of the removal of an existing combustible insulated render system to the outer façade of a block of flats […]

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Our Christmas opening hours

Please make a note of our Christmas opening hours in case you need to contact us over the holiday period: Friday 24 December: 9am-1pmSaturday 25 December: ClosedSunday 26 December: ClosedMonday 27 December: ClosedTuesday 28 December: ClosedWednesday 29 December: ClosedThursday 30 December: ClosedFriday 31 December: ClosedSaturday 1 January: ClosedSunday 2 January: ClosedMonday 3 January: ClosedTuesday 4 […]

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Christmas Jumper Day 2021

It’s that time of the year again!  We’ll be taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day this Friday!   Save the Children work every day all over the world to ensure every child’s right to survival, learning, and protection.  If you would like to donate to Save the Children, please click here. Thanks […]

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Paradise is in Birmingham – and that’s official!

Avid BLG blog readers (yes I know you are out there) will know I have written about the transformation of Birmingham city centre before. I’m watching it with interest as I have a fondness for large scale urban regeneration. Developments such as Grand Central and the revamped Bull Ring have put the city right back […]

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Delays, delays, delays……………………..and more delays

Back in May I wrote a blog commenting on the potential for supply chain delays. Sadly it has turned out to be absolutely right – and then some! While McDonalds run out of milkshakes and Nandos run out of chicken, construction is running out of steel and concrete; to name but two of the many […]

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Getting us all Together Again

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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Building Safety Regulation

At BLG we like to be informative as well as helpful. The impending regulatory changes to be introduced will be of significant interest to our clients – and indeed anyone living in a new or refurbished property.  As our developers and contracting clients will know, there is currently a six year window for claims as […]

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Managing Supply Chain Shortages – and Insurers!

From one challenge to another, anyone in construction will tell you there is now another new big issue we all face. We have moved from battling covid (that really was a long haul, but touch wood we are now emerging) onto the next problem – supply chain shortages. Of course many companies have hit these […]

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