LABC Publishing is operated on LABC’s behalf by Ten Alps. This is an exclusive contract and no other publishing company has the authority to produce LABC publications.
LABC Publications are intended for home owners and local businesses in the building industry.
LABC Homeowner Guides
These give homeowners easy-to-understand advice on extensions, conversions, renovations and other projects. They explain the difference between building control and planning, as well as describing how the building regulations can be used to ensure good quality construction. They take typical projects and show how local authority building surveyors work with designers, architects, developers, builders and contractors to deliver a fully certificated job that is finished to a high quality.
Here is an example of a homeowner guide.
This website provides online information for homeowners and designers undertaking domestic projects. It enables homeowners and designers to understand if the building regulations apply to a project and how to get in-touch with their local authority team using the Postcode Search. The website also has suggestions for creating dream homes and finding tradespeople, designers and materials – including advice on how to create contracts with recognised suppliers. Visit www.homeandbuild.co.uk.
LABC Building Bulletins
These are technical briefings for architects, designers, developers, contractors, builders and trades people. Topics cover common building tasks, regulation changes, technical innovation, new products and solutions that simplify getting through the building control stages. The bulletins are mobile-friendly and sent direct to our business customers every month.
Here's an example of our Building Bulletins.