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Construction Professionals - Hear about the latest hot topics

Posted on: 25 April 2018

Category: News

LABC's six weekly e-newsletter, Building Bulletin, is free to subscribe to and is full of hot topics, practical technical advice and industry news.  Read the latest on fire specification concerns, wheelchair housing design and more.

LABC SE Awards shortlist announced

Posted on: 24 April 2018

Category: News

Here at Southern Building Control Partnership we work with some amazing customers and construction professionals, where the quality and standards from concept to completion are really high.   The LABC SE Awards, the largest B2B Awards in the construction industry celebrate architects, builders and self-builders who go the extra mile in designing and delivering a first class project. Now that the shortlist has been announced we will be keeping our fingers crossed that there...

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Dame Judith Hackitt issues building industry challenge

Posted on: 29 March 2018

Category: News

Around 50 senior industry figures met on 22 January 2018 to inform the next phase of the Independent Review into Building Regulations and Fire Safety. At the summit, Dame Judith issued a challenge to all those involved in the building industry to bring about changes that will assure residents that their buildings are, and will continue to be, safe to live in. To find out more click here. This extract was taken from a Building Bulletin newsletter article from LABC. To sign up to the...

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The value of having an approved set of plans

Posted on: 31 January 2018

Category: News

Local Authority Building Control prevents at least 476,000 things going wrong on site every year before construction even begins. LABC has released independent research on issues that were found during the routine plan assessments done by local authority building control teams. The research, carried out by Lychgate Projects Ltd, involved a sample of 42 local councils over a 3- week period where a massive 3,973 ‘interventions’ (things wrong) were found on plans, of these, 40%...

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