Minute Value Schedules now online

Posted: 14th November 2017 | by

NSR Management would like to announce that the Standard Minute Values for Building, Mechanical and Electrical Schedules 2017 are now available on our web site as e-books.


Symbility Collaborates with NSR Management

Posted: 25th October 2017 | by

Symbility and NSRM have worked together bringing their respective expertise to bear to deliver a market-leading pricing solution meeting the needs of Symbility’s UK customer base. This database incorporates both Symbility’s expertise in estimating practices and software usability with NSRM’s proven track record in the pricing of repair works to deliver the most current and accurate pricing, whilst maintaining a focus on applicability, usability and quality throughout. This new database will be seamlessly delivered via Symbility’s range of cloud based claims collaboration and estimating applications.

The integration of NSRM’s trusted experience in building repair pricing data for the broader UK construction industry, augmented with Symbility’s extensive knowledge in claims processing, loss estimating and process management technologies, deliver a market-driven enterprise solution that enables a better claims management experience for UK insurers and the entire UK claims supply chain community.

“Our collaboration with NSRM fulfils a strategic objective for our UK business, which we believe will be highly advantageous for our clients,” said Symbility Solutions CEO, James Swayze. “NSRM’s building pricing data together with Symbility’s claims management cloud technology, deliver a best-in-class solution. This solution reinforces Symbility’s long-term commitment to the UK property claims industry and supports our stated strategy to be the premier claims management cloud platform provider to the global insurance market.”

David Fairbrother, Managing Director of NSR Management Ltd., commented, “We are excited about working with Symbility to deliver value into what is at the moment, only a small segment for our business. NSRM is trusted by thousands of individuals and businesses in the United Kingdom to support the pricing of building works in the construction and maintenance markets. It is a natural progression for us to deliver our expertise to what is a very important sector of our industry. We were very excited to be approached by Symbility, who are the market leaders in their field and believe the outputs of our collaboration will deliver significant value over the long term.”


Material Error correction 2017 schedules

Posted: 4th October 2017 | by

Please Note. A Couple of material price errors have been spotted in the 2017 Electrical Schedule which should be amended in your copies of the schedules.

  1. V2189082 – the material price is listed as £4.30 however this should have been discounted by 60% to give a correct figure of £1.72
  2. Y6151 – The material prices as listed are incorrect as the materials have been entered as per 1000m rather than per 100m consequently the decimal point in the materials in section should be one place to the left. electronic users of the schedule will receive a revised copy of the schedule and book users will receive an addendum.

New 2017/18 Schedules

Posted: 19th July 2017 | by

NSR management would like to inform all our MTC clients that the new 2017/18 editions of the schedules are now available for adding to their contracts. (please contact Tina for access). The book, e-book and look-up versions will be available from week commencing 31st July.

Posted: 4th April 2016 | by

External and Internal Solid wall insulation
Issues to consider
If you are considering installing internal wall insulation (IWI) or External Wall Insulation (EWI) to solid walls beware!!
Recent research undertaken by BRE has identified a number of issues with this type of insulation when applied to solid masonry walls.
Entitled “Solid wall heat losses and the potential for energy saving” the report identifies a number of unintended consequences which occurred in the study sample.
The study states;
“An important factor affecting damp specifically in older buildings is the difference in building physics and construction between older and more modern buildings. Unfortunately a one size fits all solution to SWI is therefore not appropriate and can result in underperformance and/or premature failure of the system or building components. Additionally historical buildings may be at greater risk of disrepair which also complicates the installation of SWI.
The study then goes on to identify 29 major unintended consequences such as:
• Failure of external finishes, due to increased moisture content of the wall, leading to freeze /thaw/frost damage
• Introduction of Cold Bridges
• Premature failure of system due to incomplete assessment of actual building condition
• Performance issues caused by inadequate identification of construction form
• Reduction in durability of the chosen insulation system
• Increased relative humidity, and associated damp and mould growth due to lack of adequate and suitable ventilation
• Rot of internal floor and roof timbers
• Lack of quality controls on site leading to poor workmanship and works being undertaken in adverse weather conditions
• Lack of specific insulation system knowledge leading to reduced performance and increased likelihood of failure
• Introduction of modern materials in old buildings that if not carefully considered will fundamental alter the hygrothermal properties of the structure, which could lead to premature decay and trapped moisture
Before undertaking such work it is recommended that the user consults the full report which can be read at www.bre.co.uk/swi

2015 November updates now available

Posted: 7th December 2015 | by

NSR Management would like to inform users that the updates to the Building Mechanical and Electrical Schedules are now available, details of which are contained on the PDF below. Any data users who would like the new rates need to contact Tina who will be happy to provide them.

November updates 2015