Guest blog: Quarterly Building Repair Cost Review 2019 and potential impacts on insurers

13th May 2019 Author: BDMA Category:

By Peter Wassell, Quantity Surveying Director, Sedgwick. A recent building repair costs review conducted by Sedgwick in the first quarter of 2019 provides an update on the current situation and takes ...

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How can we better support policyholders with subsidence claims?

10th April 2019 Author: BDMA Category:

The forecast of a long hot summer doesn’t quite have the same ring to it for those of us in the wider insurance industry. In contrast with the prospect of floods, comes the season of drought, and 20...

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How does business interruption insurance benefit you and your business?

9th April 2019 Author: BDMA Category:

If your business was affected by flooding or fire damage, how would you continue operating business as usual? Your property insurance may cover the physical building damage, but not the resources need...

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How can technology help communities to improve flood response and resilience?

13th March 2019 Author: BDMA Category:

With flooding in the UK a high risk in some areas due to storm surges, heavy rain and other environmental factors, it is apparent that flood measures need to be constantly developed and adapted. Since...

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How can damage management companies ensure they are prepared for surge events

25th February 2019 Author: BDMA Category:

The link between climate change and the rise in UK floods is becoming more apparent for the industry. Plus, with climate change becoming an ever-increasing issue, severe storms and flooding remain a h...

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Guest Blog: Modern Methods of Construction

25th February 2019 Author: BDMA Category:

By James Dalton, ABI. Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are best described as construction methods that differ from ‘traditional construction’ in that there is more focus on off-site constructi...

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Why specialist restoration should not be overlooked

18th February 2019 Author: BDMA Category:

Naturally when a home or business is damaged by the likes of an escape of water or fire, immediate attention goes to salvaging the building elements of the property. As the most monetarily valuable of...

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How will developing technologies affect property restoration demand?

30th January 2019 Author: BDMA Category:

Developments in customer relations, equipment and restoration techniques have come as a result of technology advancements. In a world full of uncertainties, one thing can be sure – technology is aff...

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Guest blog: Claiming – the future

19th December 2018 Author: BDMA Category:

By Malcolm Hyde, Executive Director, The Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA). The news is full of uncertainty: Brexit, climate change, trade wars, territorial incursions and wars are our eve...

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The BDMA’s predicted industry trends for 2019

19th December 2018 Author: BDMA Category:

2018 has been a progressive and eventful year for the damage management and wider insurance industry. The industry has grown further into the digital era and faced the impact of GDPR, whilst we have s...

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