Over the past few months, we have seen several indicators that the construction industry starting to show significant signs of recovery; with this in mind, it’s interesting what effect this is having on the other construction reliant trades.
We spoke to Dean Surridge, Head of Contractors, at Incorporated Insurance Group Ltd (IIGL) to find out what impact, if any, they have seen ‘As the year starts to unfold, we have seen a huge increase in the number of enquiries coming through for all kinds of construction risk. With many new sites now being undertaken this has had a knock on effect to the trades involved in the ‘First Fix’ and Second ‘Fix Stages’’
The term ‘Fix’ come from the stages undertaken in the development of both residential and commercial properties.
‘First fix’ comprises all the work needed to take a building from foundation to putting plaster on the internal walls. This includes constructing walls, floors and ceilings, and inserting cables for electrical supply and pipes for water supply.
‘Second fix’ comprises all the work after the plastering to a finished house. Electrical fixtures are connected to the cables, sinks and baths connected to the pipes, and doors fitted into doorframes. Second fix work requires a neater finish than first fix.
Dean continued ‘we are known to specialise in all trades related to Construction and have developed a number of exclusive schemes for the trades involved in these areas:-
- Ceiling contractors
- Cladding contractors
- Flooring contractors
- Air conditioning engineers
- Bathroom/Kitchen installers
- Carpet fitters
- Fencing contractors
- Tilers (walls and floors)
So it looks like IIGL are the solution for brokers Construction based trades. If you want to find out more, contact them on 0845 5199050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org