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Building a Safer Future

Posted on: 21 June 2018

Category: News

Two of our team, Mark Simpson and Mark Rapson attended LABC’s sell out Hackitt Report Conference in Birmingham on Monday 18 June. As a Partnership we have been proactively looking into the key recommendations of the report and were keen to learn more from those involved at ground level.  LABC themselves has been heavily involved in the Hackitt Working Groups and conference speakers included: Ben Stayte a key member of the independent review team who spoke about the main...

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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.