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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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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