Expert views and insight across our specialist areas.
Latest market appetite for timber frame projects
The rising insurance cost of timber frame construction in the UK continues to add cost pressures to the construction sector. Nonetheless timber is set to be a key contributor towards the UK achieving its target of becoming net zero by 2050.
Lost at C: navigating insurance solutions to JCT 6.7C
In this article, our Head of Client Development, Jason Baston, explores the insurance difficulties faced by owners, landlords and tenants when undertaking construction works involving existing or retained structures.
Construction London Market Update: H1 2023
In our latest construction sector focused report, we provide a market review of the first half of 2023 covering Construction lines, Professional Indemnity, D&O and Surety.
How to navigate the changing risks and insurance challenges of Modern Methods of Construction
Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is now cited as one of the key solutions to the housing problem. However, due to their unique risk characteristics, traditional insurance policies may not adequately cover these projects and protect the owners. In this article, Head of Construction Client Development, Jason Baston explains how to navigate the changing risks and insurance challenges attributable to MMC.
Key risk factors and insurance considerations for garden village and new neighbourhood projects
It is over five years since the UK government announced its plans for 14 new garden village projects. In this article we discuss some of the key risk factors and insurance considerations for those involved in the construction of such projects.
Key takeaways from BIBA 2023
It was a busy few days for the Miller teams in Manchester for BIBA this year, but what a few days it was! Our Construction experts share their key takeaways from the conference.
Construction PI - Top tips for building the best insurer submission
Providing insurers with a high-quality risk submission is essential to giving your firm the best chance of obtaining favourable professional indemnity (PI) terms.
External perspectives: Minimising the risk of supply chain insolvency in the construction sector
In conjunction with HLME and Charles Russell Speechlys, Miller presents the perspectives of a Construction Project Manager, Construction Lawyer, and Construction Insurance expert on ways to help shield the construction industry from the growing threat of insolvency risk.
Construction contract terms explained - fitness for purpose
Build UK, the leading representative organisation for the UK construction industry, has published a non-binding recommendation outlining six key contract terms that should be avoided to ensure a fair allocation of risk and better project outcomes, along with guidance on how best to implement it. As a Professional Services member of Build UK and risk adviser, we offer our thoughts on one of those contract terms, fitness for purpose.
Fire prevention on construction sites – 10th Edition of the Joint Code of Practice
In August 2022, the Fire Protection Association published the 10th edition of its Joint Code of Practice on the Protection from Fire of Construction Sites and Buildings Undergoing Renovation (JCOP or the Code). In this article, Head of UK & International Construction, Steve Cox discusses the original objective of the Code, provides a summary of the key aspects and details the most recent changes.