Egan Projects Friars Mill
Egan Projects Friars Mill

Construction Insurance Risk Engineers Group (CIREG)

Insurers’ loss experience shows that water damage continues to be the most prevalent cause of claims on construction sites.  Not only is escape of water responsible for more claims than any other cause, but the total cost of these – in terms of physical damage and the impact of project delays – currently exceeds the value of any other loss category (including fire).

What’s more, many insurers are now reluctant to provide cover for water damage incidents – or will impose large excesses unless suitable – and demonstrable – risk management procedures are in place.  The installation and appropriate programming and management of such devices is seen by most guarantors as good evidence that the issue is understood and being effectively addressed.

Download our CIREG Best Practice Procurement Guide for more information on our systems, which fulfil all monitoring and mitigating objectives.

More about What we Do


Here at Waterguard, we design leak detection and prevention devices which last the entire lifecycle of a building – from construction (including temporary water supplies) through to commissioning and occupation.

Our SiteGuard+ system is simple to operate and complies fully with CIREG requirements – providing internal water leak prevention with multiple isolation valves. The Waterguard SiteGuard meanwhile, was designed specifically for temporary water supplies, automatically isolating them outside of working hours – with alerts available for all our systems via our DataCom text service.

No two sites are the same, so we therefore project manage every site – working with each contractor or risk manager through each stage of construction.

For further information, or to discuss a certain project, please call 01226 244200 to speak with a dedicated expert.

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