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What is the size of the average UK home?

Posted on: 06 September 2018

Category: News

Read more on this hot topic from LABC Warranty's data experts. Their finding s from looking at 10,000 homes built between the 1930s and the current decade show that new homes are in fact getting smaller.

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Awards Haul for our LABC SE Nominees

Posted on: 25 June 2018

Category: News

The prestigious LABC SE Awards which commend the best in construction in the South East took place on Friday 22 June at the Grand Hotel in Brighton and Southern Building Control's customers swept the board with Awards.  Members of our team together with several of our customers whose projects had been shortlisted gathered with some 400 other professionals to eagerly await the outcome.  All our nominees deserved their place at the Awards, which is testament to the quality and...

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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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