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04.02.2020
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On 21 Jan 2020 LABC responded to Housing Minister Robert Jenrick's building safety announcements, welcoming the key aspects and hoping for a quick…
04.02.2020
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Of the many upsetting things you’ll find in last October’s report from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, perhaps the most painful is the timeline. Minute…
28.01.2020
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As we get used to the new year with its challenges and resolutions, it's clear the construction industry needs to change – and that’s why I’m asking…
22.07.2019
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The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve…
22.07.2019
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There have been some recent house fires where the fire has spread across the line of the party wall and caused extensive damage to the neighbouring…
09.07.2019
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We offer a wide range of courses for members and non-members alike, so whether you're a building control professional, architect, specialist…
02.07.2019
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A career in construction can be a rewarding one but what about when the physicality of the job gets too much, or you feel you need a new challenge to…
12.06.2019
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Are you, your client or anyone else you know starting soon on a renovation to turn an unused space into a holiday rental?  If so Friel Kean Films,…
12.06.2019
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There is a growing market for external wall insulation systems (EWIS) to prevent heat loss and this has led the British Board of Agrément (BBA) to…