Corona Virus and Construction

Well, I thought about doing a blog on something other than Covid as the world grows weary of it dominating every area of our lives! Nevertheless after canvassing opinion here I am talking about Covid again, as it is a subject we just cannot ignore. As a company we continue to be very busy with […]

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CRL Warranty Replacements

As we look back at the problems that many CRL Warranty policyholders faced following the collapse of the scheme, I thought it worth looking at the way insurers in the sector reacted to it. The CRL Warranty was very competitive indeed. I know here, that we lost business to that scheme as it was very […]

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Construction and Covid

Construction tends to be an excellent barometer for the economy, on the basis that developers always have to look at least 6 months to a year (and often more) ahead to determine the state of the economy when builds complete.    Covid, of course, changed that. No-one predicted it. Construction has been hit hard but […]

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Back to Normal (ish)

It feels great to be back in the office (which is in Leicestershire, not in Leicester I hasten to add) and see friends and colleagues that make up the team at BLG. Okay, it’s a little different to how it was. Social distancing is very much in place, temperature checks are regularly taken and hands […]

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We love our NHS

Times like this bring out the good in people. Nowhere does this ring more true than with the people that make up our NHS. NHS staff are working tirelessly on all our behalves, putting themselves at risk and doing all they can to protect us. Regrettably I have personal experience of this over the past […]

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Business as Usual

Funny how a quick photo on a phone encapsulates a moment so well. This was taken by some of our staff in the office ahead of them working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak.  We’ve all put a few more pounds on and most of us are in need of scissors for a haircut rather […]

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COVID-19

‘Providing certainty in uncertain times’ – this is what our clients want from us. I’m pleased to say that is what we provide. In these unusual times we continue to look after our clients with the reliability and expertise you expect from us. We are of course observing the government directives and therefore have many […]

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The Building Warranty Market

Well, what an interesting time to be a specialist in the “Latent Defects” and “Insurance Backed Guarantee” market. Two years ago, insurers were falling over themselves to take on these types of policies. Availability of cover was widespread, costs were low and policies easy to obtain. Then we saw a few seismic changes: The withdrawal […]

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The Curious Case of the Confusing Roofing Guarantee

I like a good read. My last read was a classic Sherlock Holmes mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed it as you can tell from the title of this blog. What has this got to do with roofing guarantees, you ask? Well, some roofing guarantees are genuinely backed by insurers, wheras others are imposters merely pretending to […]

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