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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Buildings and Regeneration – Tottenham

Just take a look at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium! This leads me nicely on to two of my favourite subjects, namely modern architecture (see my blog of October 2018) and urban regeneration (my blog all the way back in March 2017!). This fabulous stadium is reminiscent of a spaceship above the north London skyline. […]

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Right To Light

Right to Light – What is it anyway? A big growth area in recent years has been the take up of “Right to Light” insurance policies, also known as “Right of Light”. The big question, then, is why is that? In simple terms, building developers and contractors face an ever growing exposure to claims from […]

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Brexit and the Housing Market

So, who out there is fed up with hearing the word “Brexit?”. I know I am! A phrase that didn’t exist three years ago is now the most commonly used word over the past year. Personally I just want to see it finalised one way or the other so that we can be rid of […]

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