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Brookhouse Farmhouse, Gnosall, Staffordshire

Service

Major Loss Property Claims

Principal Designer

Project Management

Sector

Residential & Student

Size/Value

4 bed house/£300,000 contract value

Summary

Following a major fire at this large house, we were instructed to manage the reinstatement works that formed part of the insurance claim. Rapid mobilisation was required to prevent secondary damage from poor weather, which would inflate the claim and extend the time of the re-occupation of the homeowner.

Result

We procured initial works that limited secondary damage and assisted in the drying out of the structure. An early assessment of structural damage enabled a reinstatement specification to be drawn up quickly and builder’s costs obtained. The conflicting interests of the insurer and homeowner were successfully negotiated to provide a satisfactory outcome for both parties.