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How to get it right: Removing a chimney the right way

Posted on: 11 June 2018

Category: News

One of the most common internal alterations carried out is to remove an obsolete chimney breast at ground floor to create more floor space. Quite often the chimney is also removed at first floor level leaving just the roof void and external section of the chimney in place. Building Regulations apply to this work because it is a ‘material alteration’ to the structure ensuring the remaining part of the stack is properly supported. If the entire chimney is removed it is essential...

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Time to change the culture of the Building Industry

Posted on: 22 May 2018

Category: News

LABC is calling for the building industry to work together to change its culture. The call came at a recent fire safety seminar, organised by RIBA, by LABC's Commercial Director, Martin Taylor.

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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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