Message - Re: Consortia Built Schools

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Posted by  Rog the Dodge on February 12, 2003 at 13:48:39:

In Reply to:  Consortia Built Schools posted by Peter Yarnold on February 11, 2003 at 06:52:27:

You plainly know a lot about your subject so I won't pretend a quick answer.

The problem is more general in that all buildings built prior to an old persons home fire in the late 1970s, much reported at the time, where corridors and rooms were constructed with suspended ceilings and open voids lack fire stopping. Some retro-fitting was done at the time.

CLASP are certainly the best documented of the consortia schools but were designed specifically to deal with the problems of building schools in former mining areas where undetected underground workings posed foundation problems. Consequently, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire were the principal locations with some in the central belt of Scotland. You don't say where you are based. My recollection is that they were constructed of modular concrete panels.

A thought, if you are unable to identify them, how then does the insurer do so in order to raise the premium? Or are they suggesting they will raise the premiums on subsequent discovery or, indeed, invalidate the policy on subsequent discovery?

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