Insurance Backed Guarantees – The 25 Year Long Myth

By James Russell In Insurance No comments

So, I have had a fair few calls recently from clients searching for a 25 year Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) for building works such as roofing, cladding, basements etc. They have been told there is one, there has always been one – so there must be one, right? As someone who has worked in the […]

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The Curious Case of the Confusing Roofing Guarantee

By James Russell In Insurance No comments

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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Subsidence, Remediation Works and Insurance

By Owen Wright In Building Renovation, Insurance No comments

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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Japanese Knotweed – Not a very Social Weed!

By James Russell In Construction, Insurance No comments

You may feel that the sort of people charged with anti-social behaviour would be perhaps rather drunk, perhaps aggressive, or maybe even threatening? Well, think on. If you have Japanese Knotweed on your premises that then spreads to neighbouring properties because it is not controlled, you could face anti-social behaviour charges under a 2014 amendment […]

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