Blogs

Ensuring an integrated claims supply chain

Collaboration in the claims supply chain is a prevalent talking point in the industry today, with more and more practitioners recognising the importance of it. An integrated supply chain does not only benefit the damage management and wider industry in many ways, but also policyholders too. So, how can we ensure an integrated supply chain…

Guest Q&A: Shaf Govind, Managing Director of CRDN UK

  What current industry trends are dominating your sector right now? We’ve seen an increase in the requirement from our customers to tackle additional elements of an insurance claim for Contents. We are now regularly required to clean not just textile items but also electronics. When it comes to the Contents value of a claim,…

Encouraging loyalty from policyholders

It is not an understatement to say that retaining policyholders in the wider insurance industry can sometimes be a struggle. In the increasingly competitive market, consumers commonly search through comparison sites in order to find the lowest premium and excess costs, rather than renewing a policy with their current insurer. After all, many consumers do…

Guest Blog: A fresh approach to restoring suspended ceilings

By Malcolm Brown, Sure Foot Suspended Ceilings have been a boon to the construction industry since their introduction. With versatile design, the ability to create brighter working spaces and technological advances, they are becoming even more popular for the commercial market. Yet, when it comes to damaged suspended ceilings, there is a miseducation about the…

Understanding the permeability of a building material

The link between water and building damage is something we are all too aware of in this industry. When a property has experienced flooding or an escape of water, it’s important to understand and recognise the impact that this has had on the building material itself. Part of this is determining the permeability of the…

Guest Blog: Technology developments in the damage management restoration industry

By Neale Vickery,  Corroventa. Over the last decade big investments in time, money and intellect have been made by damage management equipment suppliers to offer improved performance and to improve energy efficiency. The latest designs and technologies have helped to improve dehumidification performance, so enabling drying projects to be completed in shorter time frames or with less equipment – or ideally both. Equipment…

Inside the BDMA e-Academy: Health & Safety

Working on-site regularly when providing solutions to insurance claims, you have probably noticed the increase in the need to comply with mandatory health and safety regulations. On-site health and safety is increasingly being scrutinised with much needed importance placed on improving site conditions and reducing injury and accident risks. The Construction Design and Management (CDM)…

Inside the BDMA e-Academy: Compliance Course Package

Demonstrating industry compliance in the damage management and associated industries is imperative to being recognised as a genuine and respectable company. The need for compliance in the industry is not something to be underestimated and it doesn’t matter what size the organisation is, industry compliance is important for everyone. Being industry compliant means that you…

Inside the BDMA e-Academy: Construction Techniques  

Working in property damage management you are faced with many different building materials and construction types daily. These of course are ever evolving with technology continuously developing. In turn, the construction techniques used to build a property can have a later impact on the restoration process adopted following a property damage claim. There is a…

Inside the BDMA e-Academy: Damage Management Technician

With the damage management and wider industry constantly evolving, it is imperative that technicians are knowledgeable and continuously updated in the ever-changing trade. When a damage management technician is working on-site, it is vital they have the correct understanding and training to deal with the claim correctly. If they do not understand key factors such…