RIBA Stirling Prize – Why should renovations make the shortlist too?

Astley Castle, RIBA Prize Winner 2013

The shortlist of six buildings has recently been announced for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize, with the winner being announced on the 15th October.  This year, like many years past, the list is mainly made up of new structures, with only one partial renovation featuring.

We have a keen interest in architecture, as you may imagine, and we always look forward to the RIBA Stirling Prize each year – but we think renovation builds are under-represented. Continue reading…

How to explain renovation insurance to your clients


The past few months have been busy to say the least. We’ve been up and down the country visiting our extensive network of brokers, training them up on how to use our new Quick Quote system and offering guidance in terms of their continuing professional development.

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