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MMC acceptance service,

NHBC introduces new MMC acceptance service

NHBC has launched a new MMC acceptance service for the UK construction industry to build confidence in innovative construction.
structural warranty,

ICW agrees long-term deal with A-rated insurer

ICW, a leading structural warranty provider, has signed a long-term deal with insurance partner Accelerant, who have received an AM Best A- (Excellent) rating.
structural warranty, insurer panel,

Premier Guarantee strengthens insurer panel with HSB partnership

In an industry facing uncertainty, structural warranty provider Premier Guarantee has welcomed HSB to its insurer panel.
infrastructure funding,

Insurers can tackle UK’s infrastructure funding gap, says L&G

Insurers can tackle a fifth of the UK’s infrastructure funding gap over the next decade and encourage ‘inclusive capitalism’, according to a new report by Legal & General.
Trade Credit

Guidance on trade credit insurance to support construction supply chain

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Covid-19 task force has published Trade Credit insurance guidance to support construction businesses.
latent defects insurance, housing warranty,

BLP Insurance to end partnership with Allianz

House warranty and commercial latent defects insurance provider, BLP Insurance has announced it will end its partnership with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).
Trade Credit Insurance,

Trade Credit Insurance guarantee to support construction companies

Government to provide guarantees of up to £10bn to Trade Credit Insurance schemes for business-to-business transactions.
Commercial insurers, coronavirus

Construction firms hit by insurance cuts amid Covid-19 pandemic

At least five commercial insurers have removed cover for construction firms from their policies due to Covid-19, says Mactavish.
Structural warranty, covid-19,

Structural warranty provider supports clients during Covid-19

Structural warranty provider, AHCI explains how they have adapted their practices to support construction clients during the Covid-19.
Architects Certificates

ABC+ Warranty – Architect certificates & structural warranty insurance

Architects Certificate provides cost-effective structural warranty insurance in the UK, with no membership fees, renewal fees or holding bonds.
timber frame construction,

Survey reveals ‘lack of appetite’ to insure timber frame construction

Over 50% of insurers have a ‘lack of appetite’ to insure works using timber frame construction, according to a survey by the specialist risks team at Inspire Insurance.
thermal cameras, hot work,

Insurance provider calls for thermal cameras to handle ‘hot work’ fires

Zurich is calling for contractors to adopt thermal imaging cameras to help reduce the number of fires started by 'hot work'.
foundations, structural warranty,

Best practice for foundations in the construction industry

The technical team at structural warranty specialists Advantage Insurance (AHCI) take a look at what constitutes best practice for foundations in 2020.
tall buildings,

High-rise buildings: Are they as safe as houses?

Following the introduction of a new industry-wide process for evaluating the fire safety of buildings over 18m tall in December, Helen Andrews, construction partner at Fieldfisher, considers whether the scheme is likely to stack up for development funders.
Water damage, underwriters, Willis Towers Watson

Water damage is the new fire damage

Jon Thacker of Willis Towers Watson’s UK construction practice looks at water damage claims and their increasing impact on underwriters.
construction case,

Winter Construction Case Update

In this ebook, Peter Vinden, chief executive of The Vinden Partnership, looks at some of the key issues relating to contracts and insurance in the construction industry.
Advantage Insurance

AHCI finishes 2019 in style following rapid growth

The Advantage Insurance team successfully rounds off 2019 by supporting local charity organisations close to their hearts.
Grenfell Tower, insurance crisis,

Grenfell Tower: The fallout continues…

Chief executive of The Vinden Partnership, Peter Vinden, discusses the insurance crisis in the construction industry and what this could mean for those in the sector in 2020.
tool theft, insurance

Tool theft claims rise 54% in two years

Insurance claims by tradespeople affected by tool theft have increased 54% in the previous two years The data, released by insurer Simply Business,...
JCT contracts, new build, TPL insurance,

Insurance and JCT contracts

Dave Cahill, senior partner and divisional business development leader, Marsh JLT Speciality discusses the different risk profiles of new build and refurbishment or extension work, and how JCT contracts can help.
Insurance risks, Brexit, Construction companies

Construction firms urged to manage insurance risks before Brexit

Hard or soft Brexit, construction companies need to implement and amend insurance cover to avoid facing further challenges after 31 October.
faraday development ltd, public contract awards

Faraday ruling sets new precedent on public contract award cancellations

Successful challenges to public contract awards could be more likely following the Court of Appeal ruling in Faraday Development Ltd v West Berkshire Council.
Alpha Insurance, homeowners,

Mixed news for homeowners covered by Alpha Insurance

Since the FSCS announced that they would be paying compensation to Alpha Insurance latent defects policyholders, thousands of homeowners have been seeking alternative cover.
Unconventional living, BLP Insurance

‘Unconventional living’ rising in popularity

Over half of residential property owners in the UK would consider living permanently in an unconventional type of home, according to a recent survey from BLP Insurance.
Grenfell tower fire, professional indemnity, ACM,

Grenfell Tower fire: The law of unintended consequences

Peter Vinden, chief executive of the Vinden Partnership, looks at professional indemnity insurance claims and rising premiums in the wake of the Grenfell disaster.
Approved Inspectors, Government, insurance,

ACAI urges government to review insurance for Approved Inspectors

The ACAI has called on newly appointed Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick to urgently review the government-regulated Approved Inspectors Scheme of Insurance.

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