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Aston Lark acquires Sennocke & Build-Zone Survey Services

Chartered insurance broker, Aston Lark has acquired Sennocke International Insurance Services Ltd and Build-Zone Survey Services Ltd.
NHBC regional directors

NHBC appoints three new regional directors

NHBC has appointed three new regional directors to lead customer relations with builder clients in the North East, West & Wales and Scotland.

NHBC’s Building for tomorrow: Quality, MMC and climate change

Quality, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), and climate change takes centre stage at the 30th anniversary of NHBC’s building for tomorrow (bft) event.
structural defects insurance

LBB assists developer with structural defects insurance

London Belgravia Brokers (LBB) assisted in arranging structural defects insurance for a £27m residential development in Buckinghamshire.
New home registrations

Covid-19: New home registrations drop by 23%

Covid-19 caused the number of new homes registrations by UK housebuilders to plunge by 23% in 2020, according to the NHBC.
NHBC

NHBC: Looking ahead to 2021

NHBC commercial director David Campbell looks back at an extraordinary year – his first at the organisation – and what 2021 may have in store…
home warranty

London Belgravia secures new home warranty for Bermondsey scheme

Specialist risk brokerage, London Belgravia assisted in sourcing new home warranty insurance for a new build, mixed-use scheme on Dockley Road in Bermondsey.
escape of water

‘Escape of water’ claims: A modern solution to an old problem

Construction project management specialists, Copronet discusses how making data accessible can save time and money when it comes to escape of water claims.
uk housebuilding, ICW Group

ICW Group: Supporting the UK housebuilding sector

ICW Group marked a number of significant milestones in 2020 as it continues to expand its support of housebuilding and Modern Methods of Construction.
EWS1, risk brokerage

London Belgravia to assist clients with EWS1 certification process

Specialist risk brokerage, London Belgravia has created a panel of qualified surveyors that offers the EWS1 certification process.
PI insurance, grenfell tower

Campaign to tackle ‘shameful’ removal of fire safety from PI insurance

‘Shameful’ removal of fire safety from professional indemnity insurance leaves building owners uninsured in Grenfell aftermath, warns Ingleton Wood.
Structural Warranty, Premier Guarantee, builders,

Premier Guarantee bounces back from lockdown with orders up 50%

Structural Warranty provider Premier Guarantee has reported a significant increase in new home orders following the industry-wide coronavirus lockdown in spring.
standards for UK housebuilders,

2021 standards for UK housebuilders launched by NHBC

Warranty and insurance provider, NHBC has launched the 2021 standards for UK housebuilders.
broker, professional indemnity

Gallagher appointed as broker for Amey

Gallagher has won a multi-year appointment as the professional indemnity (PI) broker for public services supplier Amey.
structural warranty,

Build-Zone secures backing from second ‘A’ rated insurer

Structural warranty provider Build-Zone, has secured capacity from a second ‘A’ rated insurer, following the recent announcement of their deal with XL Catlin, part of the AXA XL Group.
Deposit Release Bonds

London Belgravia surety product allows developers to utilise off-plan deposits

London Belgravia is now offering a surety product that enables residential property developers with an off-plan sales strategy to use the received deposits towards the cost of construction.
New homes, NHBC

New home registrations gain momentum after lockdown drop

The number of new homes registered to be built by the UK’s housebuilders in the first three quarters of 2020 is down by 30% on the same period last year, according to figures released today by NHBC.

Birmingham Council launches housing scheme for homeless families

With the evictions ban now lifted, Birmingham City Council has launched a scheme that is set to help hundreds of people find affordable housing.
Construction industry

Construction jobs rise in West Midlands despite lockdown

Workers in the construction industry increased during the second quarter of the year, despite it coinciding with the lockdown when many sites were operating at reduced capacity, according to M&DH Insurance Services (M&DH).
cladding remediation,

Committee condemns ‘badly missed’ cladding remediation target

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has condemned the ‘badly missed’ target to make thousands of Grenfell-style cladding homes safe, as it urges the new 2021 deadline be met.
Structural warranty,

Structural warranty specialist celebrates rapid success

Following two record months for sales, structural warranty specialist, Advantage Home Construction Insurance (AHCI) has added eight new members of staff to its existing sales team.
escape of water claims, social housing,

Research reveals escape of water problem in social housing

Zurich is calling on the government to increase investment in maintenance of the UK’s social housing stock, as analysis reveals there is a worrying trend in escape of water claims.
NHBC

NHBC – Warranty and insurance provider for new homes

NHBC is the UK’s leading independent provider of warranty and insurance for new homes, covering 70-80% of the new homes built in the UK each year.
timber frame, fire safety, insurance,

Insurance implications of the new timber frame fire safety in use...

Marcus Saunders, client service executive for construction at Gallagher, tells us what the new research from the Structural Timber Association (STA) into fire safety could mean for insuring timber framed properties.
structural warranty,

Build-Zone secures backing from major A-rated insurer

Leading UK 10-year structural warranty provider, Build-Zone, has secured backing from XL Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd, part of AXA XL.
structural warranty,

Build-Zone: An experienced structural warranty provider

Build-Zone’s managing director, Paul Kempton, spoke to PBC Today about the structural warranty industry and why they’re best placed to underwrite your warranty.

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