House fire Dublin6House fire South Dublin case study – our client, a landlord, received a call from one of his tenants notifying him of fire damage to the rental property. Our client arrived at the property as quick as he could and was shocked as to the extent of damage caused by the fire. Although the fire brigade had responded very promptly, the damage caused to the building was extremely severe.

The fire had been caused maliciously, persons unknown had forcefully entered the property and set alight some of the flammable contents.

ICS were referred to the landlord by a friend and within a few hours, we were in attendance at the site of the fire. We met with the owner and carried out a preliminary visual site survey- we observed significant structural damage to the building and advised our client of our initial findings.  The roof structure and covering was badly burned, charred and subsiding into the building.

In this particular design, the roof and intermediate joists are a necessary part of the structural integrity of the building. The fire caused significant fire damage to the structural timbers, leaving the structure unsupported, unstable and dangerous. The fire had also caused extensive thermal damage, cracking and spalling to the concrete blockwork, thus compromising the structural integrity of the walls and entire structure.

ICS liaised with the local authority and recommended to our client that emergency demolition be carried out without delay, to protect and preserve the safety of the public and the adjoining buildings. ICS assisted our client with the selection of competent contractor to complete these demolitions.

ICS reported the claim to our client’s insurer and met with their loss adjuster and insurer representatives’ onsite numerous times.  The insurers appointed surveyors, engineers, forensic engineers etc.

As previously mentioned, because the damage to the property was so extensive, the negotiations with loss adjusters were protracted, and it took several months to reach a satisfactory settlement.

ICS are registered building surveyors and have an in-depth understanding of the building elements, structure and technology of buildings. ICS liaised with Structural engineers and surveyors to successfully secure and negotiate the full demolition and rebuilding of the entire structure and to ensure that our client’s interests were fully protected.

ICS managed the claim fully from start to finish and ensured that the policyholder was fully protected and received the best possible settlement terms for the loss.

House Fire South Dublin insurance claim resulted in full demolition, clearance of the site and a complete rebuild of the property

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Hilary Jordan
Hilary Jordan
17:38 16 May 22
From my first phone conversation with Trevor I felt very confident that I had chosen the right person to help us negotiate through the minefield that is making a claim through your home insurer. Trevor's colleague Craig visited our home and was very sympathetic to our situation after a burst mains pipe. He explained everything he was doing and then dealt with the loss adjustor from our insurance company reducing our stress. We were kept informed during the entire process and even though we were dealt a bit of a curve ball, Trevor negotiated the best result for us and we can't reccomend ICS enough. It was the best decision we could make. As an add-on we would urge anybody reading this review to look at and review your home insurance and protect yourself against underinsurance. Thank you Trevor & Craig
Helen Halpin
Helen Halpin
22:44 08 Feb 22
I can’t recommend Trevor highly enough. After a house fire in Jan 2022, we had no idea what to do next. Thankfully, Trevor was recommended to us, and despite it being a bank holiday, he called to the house and provided all the reassurance we needed at a difficult time. Trevor is exceptionally professional, took care of all the paperwork, navigated through the tricky process with the Insurance company and kept us updated every step of the way. 5* service.
Jo Crawley
Jo Crawley
12:08 08 Dec 21
Great service from Insurance Claim Solutions would highly recommend. Thanks again
Oliver Mitchell
Oliver Mitchell
10:09 02 Dec 21
Trevor came in after we'd already started the claim and realised it was a much bigger issue than we'd originally thought. He stepped in seamlessly and quickly and took over everything, which made our lives far easier. He kept open communication every step of the way and ensured that the whole process went smoothly for us. Would absolutely recommend Insurance claim solutions to anyone.
Eibhlin Ni Ghabhlain
Eibhlin Ni Ghabhlain
10:37 26 Nov 21
It was such a relief to hand over all details of the insurance claim to Trevor when I had a recent mains leak in my house. He more than lived up to the recommendations I had received about his work, efficient, professional, inspiring confidence that all was being dealt with correctly. Within a remarkably short time he had dealt with all details of claim and I’m very happy with what he achieved for me in terms of a settlement. Can highly recommend him!
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