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The latest news and views on building insurance claims and dealing with damage to property as a result of flood, fire, water, impact and storms.

  • Does Your Home Insurance Cover The Up To Date Rebuild Value Of Your Property?

    Does Your Home Insurance Cover The Up To Date Rebuild Value Of Your Property?

    Don't get left with a hefty rebuild bill if extensive damage is caused to your home. Get independent quotes from a chartered surveyor to make sure your home insurance is sufficient to cover the current cost of rebuild.

  • Storm Angus Sweeps Across South of England

    Storm Angus Sweeps Across South of England

    This weekend the first of the Winter storms lashed Southern parts of Britain causing flash flooding and storm damage to many parts.

  • Delays in Flood Compensation for Hundreds of Homeowners

    Delays in Flood Compensation for Hundreds of Homeowners

    After the devastating floods last Christmas, many are still living in uninhabitable conditions or in rented accommodation as they wait for insurers to make good with their insurance payouts.

  • Water Damage FAQ's

    Water Damage FAQ's

    If you think you may have suffered water damage, are worried about the consequences or want to know how to prevent it we have got answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.

  • Are You 100% Covered In Your Home Insurance

    Are You 100% Covered In Your Home Insurance

    Finding that your home insurance doesn't provide the cover you thought it did it is more common than many people think. And it could happen to you if you are not 100% certain of what is and what is not covered under your current policy.

  • MP's Find Government Flood Development Plans Inadequate

    MP's Find Government Flood Development Plans Inadequate

    In an inquiry into Government's National Flood Development Plans, a committee of MP's find a lack of proactive measures to implement, track and report on flood prevention measures on a national and local level.

  • RSA Penalise Pet Insurance Policyholders For Not Using Their Preferred Referral Network

    RSA Penalise Pet Insurance Policyholders For Not Using Their Preferred Referral Network

    Insurer's RSA have been criticised by vets for limiting full cover to a handful of preferred referral centres across the UK, and placing a financial penalty on policyholders who do not use this preferred network.

  • Has your building insurance claim been rejected

    Has your building insurance claim been rejected

    Many homeowners invest in buildings insurance to cover the costs of structural damage to their property. However, one in five home insurance claims is turned down. If this has happened to you, you have the right to challenge the insurer's decision. Here's how to do it.

  • Is my home at risk from flooding

    Is my home at risk from flooding

    5.2 million people in England and Wales are at risk of flooding. But less than 40% of those at significant risk are aware of this. Knowing your flood risk will help you adequately protect your home and prevent the stress and loss flood water can bring.

  • ABI publish analysis of insurance payout rates

    ABI publish analysis of insurance payout rates

    Today the Association of British Insurers (ABI) published for the first time analysis showing pay-out rates for the most common insurance claims during 2013 and 2014. The analysis covered 6.9 million motor, home and travel insurance claims handled by 19 insurers.

  • Is it possible to prevent flooding

    Is it possible to prevent flooding

    Do high risk areas simply have to accept the fact that despite best efforts to prevent it, they have no defence against flooding in extreme weather incidents? We examine the measures being taken to protect against flooding.

  • Was your water damage claim turned down?

    Was your water damage claim turned down?

    Did you know you have every right to challenge your insurance company. Tangible Building Solutions have received a number of worrying phone calls over the last few months from policyholders whose claims for water damage are being turned down.

  • Clearing up after the storms

    Clearing up after the storms

    Today many homes and businesses in Sussex are left clearing up after flood and storm damage caused by the torrential rain and thunderstorms, that caused wide spread disruption across the area.

  • We Are Water Damage Experts (It's a Fact)

    We Are Water Damage Experts (It's a Fact)

    After considering if we are water damage specialists or fire damage specialists I looked back over the many, many claims we have dealt with over the last eight years. 97% of the claims we have dealt with cover water damage.

  • New Brighton Office

    New Brighton Office

    Tangible Building Solutions are pleased to announce the opening of their new Brighton office covering the major towns of Brighton, Worthing, Lewes, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Newhaven, Eastbourne, Burgess Hill, Horsham, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Hailsham.

  • Are you entitled to an Accidental Damage claim?

    Are you entitled to an Accidental Damage claim?

    Has your property suffered unexpected accidental damage? Do not get fobbed off by your insurance company. Recently, we have been asked to review more and more claims that have been turned down.

  • Tangible Teamwork Resolves Claim For Leaking Shower

    Tangible Teamwork Resolves Claim For Leaking Shower

    The industry we operate in is very emotive. We are dealing with the biggest purchase in our clients lifetime, their house, their home. We are also dealing with the document put in place to protect their home, their insurance policy.

  • Loss Adjusters and Claims Validation Companies

    Loss Adjusters and Claims Validation Companies

    In our line of work we regularly get asked about Loss Adjusters and Validation Companies. Loss Adjusters and Claim Validation Companies are engaged and paid by the insurance company to act on their behalf and to protect their interests.

  • Join The Tangible Building Team

    Join The Tangible Building Team

    Tangible Building Solutions are always interested in talking with people interested in becoming Regional Managers. We are currently expanding our operations in to certain regions of the UK.

  • Why you should think twice before accepting a cash settlement from an insurance company

    Why you should think twice before accepting a cash settlement from an insurance company

    By accepting a cash settlement from your insurer for repairs to your home, you could find yourself out of pocket when it comes to meeting the costs of a contractor of your choice.

  • Landlords and Tenants  - Do You Know Who Is Involved With Insurance Claims For Leaks In Flats?

    Landlords and Tenants - Do You Know Who Is Involved With Insurance Claims For Leaks In Flats?

    When it comes to dealing with insurance claims for water damage resulting from leaks in flats, there could be more people involved than you think.

  • Treasury Announces £2.3bn Spend On Flood Defence Projects

    Treasury Announces £2.3bn Spend On Flood Defence Projects

    Today the government published its 6 year programme of flood defence investment, allocating 2.3bn pounds over 1400 projects in a bid to protect 300,000 homes, with aims of preventing 30bn pounds worth of damage.

  • A Strategic Alliance To Help The Over 65s

    A Strategic Alliance To Help The Over 65s

    Tangible Building Solutions team up with Grey Matters Consultancy to help the elderly who have suffered water damage, flood, leaking pipes and fire damage, and need to make a claim on their buildings insurance policy.

  • New Southern Region

    New Southern Region

    Tangible Building Solutions are pleased to announce the opening of a new region that covers Sussex, parts of Kent and Hampshire and areas of Surrey.

  • One of the best kept secrets of the insurance industry

    One of the best kept secrets of the insurance industry

    Something we hear quite often is; I did not know companies like yours existed and that you are able to help people making an insurance claim.

  • What Do Loss Adjusters Actually Do

    What Do Loss Adjusters Actually Do

    If you have ever had to make an insurance claim, you have probably had to deal with a Loss Adjuster. Loss Adjusters are usually appointed and paid by insurers to deal with claims. Because of this many Loss Adjusters are not independent as such.

  • Leaking Washing Machine? You may have a claim.

    Leaking Washing Machine? You may have a claim.

    Insurance claims as a result of escape of water from a washing machine fitted by a contractor recommended by the shop is very common. Generally we find the feed pipes have not been fitted correctly, particularly in respect of the tension required.

  • Flash Flooding across London and the South East

    Flash Flooding across London and the South East

    Homes flooded as record rainfall hits the South East of England. Intense downpours across London, Sussex, Surrey and Kent result in flash floods causing people to be evacuated from their homes.

  • Cash insurance settlements - could this be the next mis-selling scandal?

    Cash insurance settlements - could this be the next mis-selling scandal?

    Beware low priced costs for building repairs provided by an insurance company's Approved Repairer. These could leave you with sub-standard workmanship or having to fund part of the reinstatement work yourselves.

  • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS about appointing a Surveyor

    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS about appointing a Surveyor

    Do you know you have the right to appoint your own independent building surveyor for building insurance claims, rather than accept the surveyor your insurance company recommends.

  • FLOOD CHECK LIST

    FLOOD CHECK LIST

    If your home has suffered a flood due to the current adverse weather conditions our handy flood checklist may be of assistance.

  • River Thames Flooding and what YOU need to do

    River Thames Flooding and what YOU need to do

    Advice for the hundreds of homes and businesses currently suffering from the unprecedented flooding in the Thames Valley.

  • NEVER accept a cash settlement offer from a Loss Adjuster!

    NEVER accept a cash settlement offer from a Loss Adjuster!

    Recently, we have seen a rise in occurances of insurance loss adjusters making on-the-spot cash settlements: DO NOT ACCEPT IT.

  • Insurers cutting corners, and how to avoid it.

    Insurers cutting corners, and how to avoid it.

    Tangible Building uncover poor practice as insurance companies try to cut corners to save costs during property reinstatement works.

  • The true story about Insurance Approved Repairers

    The true story about Insurance Approved Repairers

    Watch out for insurance companies trying to cut costs and hand work to their approved builders in a bid to keep their repair costs to a minimum. You could end up out of pocket and with sub-standard repairs.

  • The Five Cardinal Sins of Flood Damage Repair

    The Five Cardinal Sins of Flood Damage Repair

    Our top 5 sins that we see Insurers and Loss Adjusters commit to reduce their liability when dealing with claims for flood damage to homes.

  • Practical Steps to Take Following a House Flood

    Practical Steps to Take Following a House Flood

    Suffering a house flood following a storm, burst pipe or leaking appliance can be very distressing. We highlight 5 practical steps you can take to ensure your insurance claim and remedial work is carried out fast and without any hitches.

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