Construction Risks UK Blog


PREVENTING PROCESS INVALIDATING YOUR CONSTRUCTION RISK REQUIREMENTS
22 Apr 2021

Construction site managers continue to suffer pressures from two main areas in early 2021

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How Irish Construction Companies Can Find PI & Liability Insurance
17 Sep 2019

The Irish construction sector, still feeling impacts from 2017’s spiralling insurance premiums for employer and public liability protection.

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Cessation of Works Clause – What you need to know about insurance for dormant sites
01 Aug 2019

Construction Risks UK appreciate that construction projects can become dormant or “mothballed” for a number of reasons.

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The Perfect Storm - Construction Professional Indemnity Market Update
21 May 2019

In recent years policyholders purchasing Professional Indemnity insurance have benefited from ‘soft market’ conditions.

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ARE YOU COMPLIANT WITH YOUR “CONTRACTORS ALL RISKS” POLICY?
10 Jan 2019

Theft of plant and constructional equipment is on the rise in the UK. According to Allianz, plant theft costs the UK construction industry over £800m a year.

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YOUR BUSINESS IN THE BEST LIGHT
23 Nov 2018


Read our guide on how to best present your construction industry business to the insurance market to get the best result

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HOT TOPIC – PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE WITH ANY WORK INVOLVING HEAT
09 Oct 2018

Any process that involves the application of heat whether it’s an open flame or the local application of heat and friction dramatically increases the risk of fire.

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INSOLVENCY HISTORY AND CCJS - THE NEED TO DISCLOSE TO INSURERS
07 Sep 2018

Company liquidations, receiverships, administrations or CCJs are “material facts” which must be disclosed to your insurers or risk invalidating your cover.

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TACKLING SHORT TERM ABSENCE
23 Aug 2018


Many organisations now collect absence statistics but few combine them with other data sets to explore trends and issues with a view to reducing absence.

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CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
25 Jul 2018


A building company and its director have been fined for breaching Gas Safety law after putting a childminder and children in her care at risk.

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UNRATED & OFFSHORE INSURERS - KNOW THE RISKS
12 Jun 2018

Offshore or “unrated” insurers are often able to provide very competitive premiums but there can be a price to pay for lower cost insurance.

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TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION – A BURNING ISSUE
18 Apr 2018

According to the Structural Timber Association 18% of new homes are now constructed using timber frame as builders seek sustainable construction methods.

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“BONA FIDE” OR “LABOUR ONLY” SUB CONTRACTORS
20 Mar 2018

Read our useful guide to help you tell the difference between different types of sub-contractors to ensure your insurance is arranged on the correct basis

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EFFICACY - A FAILURE TO PERFORM
05 Mar 2018


Efficacy insurance provides protection from claims made against you which arise from your product failing to perform its intended function.

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RIP AND TEAR EXCLUSIONS EXPLAINED
15 Feb 2018


In certain trades, in particular those involving the laying or pouring of concrete, the cost of correcting defective work can be extremely expensive.

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CARILLION COLLAPSE HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR TRADE CREDIT INSURANCE
14 Feb 2018

Since January, news headlines have been dominated by the collapse of the UK’s second biggest construction firm, Carillion.

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