Cost of Reinstatement After Intense Factory Fire - Kent

An intense fire destroyed much of the interior of an industrial unit which was part of a larger building owned by clients of Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors.   Smoke spread to the whole building, causing extensive contamination and the need for a major clear up operation.

Appointed under the terms of the insurance policy we quickly quantified the extent of the damage and the cost of reinstatement, including asbestos removal and dealing with gas, electrical and compressed air installations.

Liability was agreed with the loss adjustor and also the scope for the insured to apply the monies to best advantage in improving the unit in readiness for re-letting.

In addition to the usual constraints and need for transparency in specifying and procuring the necessary works, there was a need for precise accounting so that the loss adjustor could keep track of the insurance company’s exposure and the insured could be aware at all times of the monies at his disposal to make the changes which he required to the unit.

The result was a clean, well lit, modern unit ready for letting, with good lighting, good security, ample power distribution and CAT 5 cabling.