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THE ACTION INSURANCE REPAIR JOB BOARD
03 May 2024

THE BIGGEST BENEFIT WE PROVIDE? WE TAKE EVERYTHING OFF YOUR HANDS!

We’re pleased to say it has been another busy start to the year – a good number of jobs on the go,and it appears insurance companies are starting to speed up their project approvals, finally!

We manage everything for you or your client, from the initial stages of identifying and sourcing appropriate materials, to coordinating our team of multiple trades, to managing the entire project from start to finish; keeping clients informed and liaising with them on choices of materials... We do it all, so you don’t have to!

PROPERTY DAMAGE: Fire

LOCATION: Blackpool 

PROJECT VALUE: £180,000

This lucky family was woken by their dog barking – alerting them to smoke throughout the house!

According to the family, nothing unusual or different had happened or taken place that day, yet a fire had started in the converted attic of this family home, which was being used as an office. 

  • Fire investigators still don’t know what caused the fire, but the experienced loss assessor obtained acceptance of liability from insurers as the damage was extreme enough to require an entirely new roof!
  • We have been carrying out work to replace the entire roof and attic space, and Phase 3 of this project completed as we went to print!
  • We've now finished stripping out the inside of the property:
  • Plaster removed from the walls 
  • Kitchen has been taken out 
  • Bathroom stripped back 
  • Plus all doors, casings, skirtings & architraves have been removed.

  • Next stage will be reinstating the property, putting it back to the way it was before the fire occurred which will be a major refurbishment project.

    Finally, the client has asked us to do some additional work to take a supporting wall down and install a steel lintel.


    PROPERTY DAMAGE: Fire 

    LOCATION: Oswaldtwistle, Accrington 

    PROJECT VALUE: £83,000

    2-up/2-down terrace rental property with extensive fire and smoke damage caused by an air fryer.

    Fire decimated the kitchen, and extensive smoke damage meant the lounge needed stripping out, scrubbing and deodorising before we could apply blocking paint.

    When we stripped off the roof of the kitchen extension, we discovered:

  • Fire damaged Steel girder over the entrance
  • Loose brickwork around tops of the walls
  • Cracked stone lintel above the back door
  • Further damage to windows and front door 
  • Plus, additional plumbing and gas work

  • The Steel girder and Lintel required a structural engineer's report before we could submit the remedial works as variations to the insurers – and get approval for the additional work.

    All's well that ends well; and the clients were so delighted with the project completion in April, they've asked us to do further private work at their own home!

    Do you need a reliable building company who can handle more than one trade?

    If your client needs multiple trades or has a large repair project, we can help. Our team of 15 covers the important trades, plus our interior styling and project management are second to none!

    Give us a call on 01254 665 333