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BSGA: Building Wraps Could Void Insurance

A potential obstacle to watch out for.

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The British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) has raised a new issue that could affect providers of building and scaffolding wraps: After installing a standard PVC banner wrap on a building, a BSGA member company was informed that the building’s insurers would no longer insure the structure, citing that the material used did not have the proper LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) certificate.

“Neither the sign company, the material supplier, the BSGA, nor the client were aware of this insurance condition,” says BSGA Director David Catanach on the association’s website, “but from my initial investigations, I found that this is not surprising, as there is a lot of ignorance of these standards outside the insurance industry.”

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