At 5.30pm on 10th May 2017 a major fire broke out in Verdemont, Blachardstown, Dublin 15. It took Dublin Fire Brigade, who battled furiously, over 6 hours to extinguish the fire. There were major traffic disruptions in the area and the smoke could be seen for miles around. Luckily, the residents were evacuated quickly and there were no injuries or fatalities. We were appointed the next day by the OMC to act as Loss Assessors. We attended on site with insurers and their representatives to inspect the building.
While the fire had started on the top floor, the water used to extinguish the fire was pouring down through the building. In all, there were 24 apartments and 8 townhouses damaged by fire and water. A contractor was appointed to carry out all necessary emergency remedial works and to attempt to facilitate allowing residents to re-enter to remove their own personal belongings. This was a complicated tasks and required a detailed plan and agenda. In order to achieve this, we worked closely with the managing agent. A construction management team was also appointed which included all necessary personal required for a project of this nature. The insurance policy covered for an indemnity period of 12 months and so the clock was ticking. The video below shows the works that were carried out over this period and we are very proud to say that all units were completed and passed back to the individual owners within the 12 month period.
"Got us back in business within one day"
"Murphy Loss Assessors handled the whole claim from building repairs to recouping our loss of profit"
"Settled my claim very quickly"
"We did not know what to do"
"I do not think we could have ever handled either claims better or to a more financially satisfactory final conclusion ourselves."
"An extremely satisfactory result"