Sticking a square peg into a round hole does not work. In the same vein, using modern data is probably not the best way to go about insuring traditional British buildings.
Acknowledging this, specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has collaborated with the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) to launch the Ecclesiastical Heritage Index (EHI). It is said to be the first buildings index designed to track the costs associated with the reconstruction and repair of traditional properties – such as those built before 1920 through traditional methods – in the UK.
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