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13.10.2016
Blog Post
One of our surveyors came across this on site recently: At first glance it looked like someone was trying to compress a 100mm toilet discharge pipe…
12.10.2016
Blog Post
Dragon tie with simple decorative detail (courtesy of castleringoakframe.co.uk) When traditional roof construction was the norm, a dragon tie was…
12.10.2016
Blog Post
The third in our series of articles looking at alternatives to glass wool... Spray applied polyurethane foam is commonly used for stabilisation of…
12.10.2016
Blog Post
The second of our articles looking at alternatives to glass wool covers nano thermal paint technology.  This YouTube video illustrates its properties…
12.10.2016
Blog Post
Recently, one of our LABC teams received an application for ‘the refurbishment of and alterations to a dwelling’. When the surveyor arrived on site,…
12.10.2016
Research
There's been a huge revival in the building of high-rise development, particularly in cities. As part of this vertical lifestyle, many see the…
03.10.2016
Blog Post
Jack receiving his trophy from President Jayne Hall The LABC Trainee of the Year award is presented each year to a trainee who best exemplifies…
14.09.2016
News
Knauf Insulation’s Earthwool® DriTherm Cavity Slabs are approved for use in all exposure zones by the British Board of Agrément. The possibility of…
14.09.2016
News
Image above courtesy of Torquay Town Hall You may have come across flitch beams. They were most commonly used as a supporting lintel over shop…