Fire Podcast - Episode 5: Fire Damage & Eco Properties

  • Podcast 09 February 2022 09 February 2022
  • UK & Europe

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

In our final episode on Modern Methods of Construction and Fire Risk, we discuss modern materials used in the construction or retro fitting of eco-properties and the associated fire risk, including hempcrete, straw bales and heat pumps.

Charlie Clements, Associate, Clyde & Co is joined by Richard Griffiths, Technical Claims Manager at Hiscox UK. Driven by concerns surrounding the energy crisis and climate change, the developing area of eco-properties is still a rather new area for insurers. One difficulty the insurance industry has when assessing the risks and safety implications of these materials is very limited information and research on their reliability, particularly fire resistance. Take a listen to the podcast for steps that insurers can consider taking to reduce their risks.

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



Additional authors:

Richard Griffiths, Technical Claims Manager, Hiscox UK

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