Insurance Challenges of Massive Timber Construction and a possible way forward

Produced with input from 24 major UK insurers this white paper definitively describes the insurance challenges of massive timber construction to the perils of fire and water. If embraced at the point of design, it is hoped that it will result in buildings that are both sustainable and insurable, satisfying the requirements of all stakeholders. Dr Jim Glockling, Technical Director of FPA and RISCAuthority “Insurance of Massive Timber Buildings is simpler in countries whose Building Regulations, unlike the UK, embrace the benefits of property protection. Government and the design community have substantial roles to play in assisting the move to more sustainable construction methods – insurers alone can only do so much