Brit case could up timber premiums

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The insurer is seeking damages from Taylor Wimpey and timber frame specialist, Brendan Flynn Construction, to cover rebuilding, temporary accommodation and resident possession damage costs, after a timber framed block was destroyed in a fire in June 2008.

Michael Gregory, managing director of JCB Insurance Services, said: "If this case shines a light on an industry issue that some contractors are cutting corners that result in a material alteration of how a risk should perform, then I would

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