Protecting construction workers against cold stress

Submitted by Dean on 26 September, 2022 - 09:32 with 0 comment

Whilst many of us have the option to turn the heating up when cold weather stikes, wear a few extra layers and supply both ourselves and our co-workers with a constant stream of hot drinks, construction workers must face the elements head-on.

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Twelve examples of climate-conscious architecture

Submitted by Dean on 15 August, 2022 - 15:34 with 0 comment

Santorini Architecture
The island of Santorini in the Mediterranean is famous for the limestone whitewashed houses that reflect the sun’s scorching heat. Small windows and doors, and thick plaster walls, also keep rooms cool.

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Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants @ TWCS 2022 Cardiff City Stadium

Submitted by Dean on 7 April, 2022 - 16:49 with 0 comment

The Welsh Construction Show 2022, kicked off at the Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday April 6th and Watkin Davies had the privilege of taking headline sponsor and exhibiting again at was set to be the biggest and best show to date.

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Index Linking - What you need to know

Submitted by Dean on 28 March, 2022 - 10:21 with 0 comment

Have you heard of index linking yet? At the risk of it becoming another term that people hear but don’t understand – we’re here to explain it as simply as we can. 

When you insure your home, you need to consider two things.

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Construction risk management

Submitted by Dean on 9 March, 2022 - 11:36 with 0 comment

Running a business within the construction industry can be challenging. The pressures of time, competition, escalating costs and other factors, can often lead to safety taking a back seat, sometimes with fatal consequences.

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Why a tailored Commercial Combined Insurance policy makes perfect business sense

Submitted by Dean on 24 January, 2022 - 12:25 with 0 comment

Your business goals and operations are at the core of everything you do, right? That’s why it’s important that you’re fully covered, so you know you have right insurance protection when you need it the most. But no two businesses are the same.

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Engineering Education – From The Middle Ages to Industry 4.0

Submitted by Dean on 5 August, 2021 - 11:35 with 0 comment

Historically, apprenticeships were the only way to make a name for yourself in the world of engineering, and while they’re unlikely to ever be the sole option again, it’s becoming an area of focus once more with the Government committed to providing three million apprenticeship placements by 2020

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How is the rising cost of skips affecting construction workers?

Submitted by Dean on 14 June, 2021 - 12:27 with 0 comment

For those that work in the building and construction trade, you may have noticed that the price of hiring skips is rising and it could spell bad news for both your business and the homeowners you work for.

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How to improve workplace health & safety practices

Submitted by Dean on 8 June, 2021 - 10:51 with 0 comment

From manufacturing and engineering firms to independent contractors, keep your workplace safe with these simple improvements.

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Big data could soon become construction’s most important tool

Submitted by Dean on 3 June, 2021 - 10:30 with 0 comment

Gone are the days where data from construction projects is filed away into metal storage cabinets and never seen again.

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About Us

Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants Ltd are one of Wales’ largest Independent Insurance Brokers, established in 1978 by Roger Watkins. Since this time we have become one of the leading Commercial and Personal Insurance Brokers in the region and the trusted insurance advisor to hundreds of Welsh and UK businesses and individuals.

Head Office

15 & 19 Penlline Road
Cardiff, CF14 2AA
029 2062 6226
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5.00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Official Insurance Partner

Official Insurance Partner of the FAW Trust

Official Insurance Partner of the WSA

Membership & Accreditation

Chwarae Teg FairPlay Employer Award

Member of British Insurance Brokers Association