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Future homes standards consultation - Technical briefing

Posted on: 11 February 2020

Category: News

Consultation is now closed and MHCLG is aiming to introduce the Future Homes Standards by 2025. Read our briefing about the major changes proposed in relation to energy conservation and ventilation in buildings, Approved Docs L and F and Part 6 of the Building Regs.

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Glass balustrades - structural safety alert

Posted on: 29 January 2020

Category: News

Late last year SCOSS issued an alert on the structural safety of glass balustrades. This was as a result of an incident where a glass panel in a balustrade at a school in Manchester failed.  A pupil fell through the exposed hole and sustained minor injuries. Please take the time to read the alert which warns about balustrades and other barriers not designed and built to an appropriate standard posing a serious risk to safety.

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How to finance your custom or self-build project

Posted on: 29 January 2020

Category: News

If you are considering your own custom or self-build project, arranging finance is likely to be one of your biggest concerns.  Our Partners at LABC Warranty have written this really helpful article which incudes a list of main mortgage lenders who currently offer custom/self-build mortgages with arrears or advance stage payment terms.

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Do you know where best to site your smoke alarms?

Posted on: 06 January 2020

Category: News

These days everyone should have smoke alarms in their home and they are a standard feature of any new build. However did you know that where they are fitted will affect how much warning you'll have if there's a fire?  LABC has written some useful guidance on where best to place smoke alarms to provide maximum protection.

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