Heritage building and insurance reinstatement firm, ANG Artelia Group, has announced the launch of ‘ANG360’- a new approach to building reinstatement following major damage.
The service, which has been specifically designed for the insurance market, allows “disaster recovery work to commence in parallel with design development, local authority collaboration and procurement of works contractors, to reduce contract duration, cost, and improve the speed of settlement”.
According to the firm, ANG360 recognises new challenges for the industry posed by the coronavirus pandemic, by “offering clients remote monitoring of projects in real time, including shared documentation, data analysis and 360 degree footage and video tours”.
It is claimed that the service will “support business continuity and reduce the cost of insurance claims”, saving as much as 12 months of delivery time on a typical reinstatement project of between £2m and £5m in value.
Gary Newport, director of ANG Artelia Group, said: “We have taken time to examine the process for larger property claims before introducing a new approach to the market.
“We believe that by using a ‘parallel programme’ platform, ANG360 will ensure that each stage of the work undertaken during property reinstatement will commence in parallel with the procurement of appropriate professional services. “
He added: “This will reduce time and cost whilst improving communication for both insurer and insured, which is a significant step forward in claims management.”