Case Study

Fire damage, Antrim

House fire before image - with fire damage House fire after claim image - damage repaired

Case details

Our client's car, which had been parked close to the rear elevation of the property, went on fire. The fire spread to catch the oil tank and then the main dwelling. Fortunately, our client got out of the house before the fire took a firm hold.

Despite the best efforts of the local Fire Brigade, the house and home contests were destroyed.

In the rebuild which followed, only the front and rear walls survived from the original structure.

Nature of claim

Extensive fire damage, Antrim

Services Provided

  • Immediate site visit to assist the client during the aftermath
  • Further visit with insurance company Loss Adjuster
  • Alternative accommodation arranged for the client
  • Architect engaged to the essential drawings for the building control application
  • Bill of Quantities prepared by our surveyor for the structural repair
  • Insurance approved building contractor nominated
  • Building repair specification approved and the rebuilding work monitored by our surveyor
  • Home contents claim presented and negotiated
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Case Study

Storm damage, Downpatrick

Before - storm damaged buildings After - buildings rebuilt after claim

Case details

During storm force winds, a large mature tree toppled and totally destroyed our client's outbuilding and brought down a NIE power line.

Our client was on holiday when the incident occurred but we were able to assist relatives to get insurance approval for the removal of the tree and other debris.

The extent of the damage was such that the outbuilding and adjacent coal store had to be demolished and rebuilt.

Nature of claim

Storm

Services Provided

  • Immediate site visit to assist during the aftermath
  • Further visit with insurance company Loss Adjuster
  • Debris removal and area made safe
  • Bill of Quantities prepared by our surveyor for the structural repair
  • Insurance approved building contractor and stone mason nominated
  • Building repair specification approved and the rebuilding work monitored by our surveyor
  • Outbuilding contents claim presented, negotiated and agreed
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Case Study

Burst pipe, Lisburn

Escape of water before image - with water damage Escape of water after claim image - damage under repair

Case details

As a consequence of a serious burst pipe below the concrete floor, water spread and soaked almost every wall in the property.

To remedy this correctly, the client had to be moved into temporary accommodation whilst all walls were stripped back, professionally dried out, plastered and redecorated. All floor surface finishes and joinery work had also to be changed.

Nature of claim

Extensive water damage

Services Provided

With the leak traced and fixed and having explained everything to the Insurer, our Surveyor proceeded to compile & submit the necessary building repair schedule. Once approved by the Insurer, it was essential to:

  • Have the home owner moved into alternative accommodation and the home contents taken to storage
  • All floor and wall finishes stripped back and the rooms professionally dried.
  • Once certified as dry, it was then necessary to replaster the walls, renew the floor finishes and then complete all joinery and redecoration work.
  • Finally, all contents were returned and the Insured was back home within 6 months
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