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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2020
    For many years I have helped on lots of different voluntary projects, some of these have been building projects. Generally had PL and EL insurance cover

    My current project is about a million , 0.5m civil engineering, 0.25m M and E , most of rest is overheads, design, fees and permissions.

    Our insurers knew we wanted to involve volunteers where possible but now we are on cover is insisting we use bona fide subcontractors (who carry insurance, reducing their risk)

    At the moment I can see the project costing 50k more due to not being allowed to use volunteers

    As an extra one of my intended items 6, yes 6m3 of concrete placed as grout or flaunching quoted as a (we don’t want to do this ) 25,000! So it might turn out be +75k if I can’t use my wheelbarrow.

    Advice please, and yes I did retire 15 years ago from professional work.
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2020
    The obvious suggestion is to find another insurer! :)

    Self-build insurers may be worth a try, as may brokers who deal in that business.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2020 edited
    Am trying that, yes but will then be double insuring
    • CommentAuthorrevor
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2020
    I would go back to the insurers if as you say that they knew you were going to use volunteers. They are changing the basis of the original agreement you set up. You declared the nature of the project and having accepted the risk they now want to change it. Typical insurance co behaviour. I would challenge them on this basis if they then won't accept as per the original basis get them to refund and find someone else.

    Don't understand the 6M3 of concrete bit it is only one waggons worth.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2020
    Thx, will do some talking
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