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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Merry Christmas Everyone!

It’s been a good year for BLG and that is thanks to all the great people we work with. Most important of all are our clients. A great big thank you to you all for working with us for another year and we look forward to working with you again next year. To deliver our […]

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Basement Extensions and Conversions

Increasingly homeowners in major cities are looking to build down rather than out or up. Simple reason – cities are running out of space! Naturally this is concentrated more in the central London area, but this trend is spreading across the UK. Generally focused on affluent areas of central city locations, property owners find themselves […]

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Modular Buildings and Government Targets

Modular builds have rightly been given priority by government departments looking to streamline construction across the education, defence, health, justice and transport sectors. All well and good, you may say. It makes sense to use a system which enables these much needed public institutions to be built quicker and more economically, so this is to […]

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Introducing Owen Wright

Today we introduce Owen Wright, a veritable veteran of the insurance world. With over 25 years’ experience in the sector (yes he really is that old) Owen has seen the insurance world from all sides. Having worked for insurers, loss adjusters and brokers, he has a great understanding of the ins and outs of insurance. […]

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CRL Residential Warranty

Anyone holding a CRL Residential Warranty with Alpha Insurance A/S will already be aware of the situation as regards potential lack of insurance cover under the warranty. Further information is available from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) as per the link below: https://www.fscs.org.uk/failed-firms/alpha/ As a company we did not place any business under the […]

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Now We are all Cricket Fans!

Well, It has been buzzing in our offices this morning as everybody talks about THAT final bowl. New Zealand needed two runs and they got one. Phew! People in our offices range from those who can tell you the permutations of exactly what “silly mid-on” is, to those who watched it for the first time […]

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Subsidence, Remediation Works and Insurance

In 2018 we saw an ‘Event’ year. Whilst sun worshippers in the UK baked in the long dry summer, a sinister development took place underground causing soils to become desiccated. This process of clay shrinkage, which accounts for the large majority of subsidence incidents, was rife and caused subsidence across the country. Despite the efforts […]

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Manchester – England’s Second City?

As the insurance world descends on Manchester today (lucky Manchester!) it is time for a few words on the city. Whenever I visit Manchester I am astounded by the level of construction. The skyline is incredible and changing on an almost monthly basis. As well as being home to two massive football clubs (one bigger […]

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