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Fire Podcast - Episode 3: Fire Damage & Domestic Properties

  • Podcast 24 January 2022 24 January 2022
  • UK & Europe

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

In our latest podcast on Modern Methods of Construction and the risk of fire, we consider the main issues in relation to domestic properties.

In this episode, Matthew Lowry, Solicitor at Clyde & Co, is joined by Ruth Beck, Head of Home Technical Claims at LV=. Unfortunately, it appears that fires involving properties developed using modern methods of construction have become more common and of increasing severity. In this episode, Matthew and Ruth consider:

  • The main issues / emerging trends they are seeing with domestic fires.
  • The steps insurers can take to mitigate these issues.
  • Examples of lack of cavities and poor fire stopping in domestic properties built using modern methods.
  • The effect of the Building Safety Bill on improving safety and lowering the risk of fires in domestic properties.

*This recording was made by BLM prior to its merger with Clyde & Co.

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Additional authors:

Ruth Beck, Head of Home Technical Claims, LV=

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