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Prefabrication: What is it and what difference is it going to make?

New technology is changing how we do things, fundamentally and many industries have already been altered by it. The construction industry is no differ…

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Tech update: Acceptable Tolerances in Brickwork

Traditional brick and block remains the most common construction method in new homes. Whilst a level of deviation in brickwork levels is inevitable su…

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Where Do Land Developers Get The Best Return On Investment?

A key constraint of the house building industry is the availability of suitable land. The potential to accumulate positive return on investment relies…

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Structural Warranty. What is it? When do you need it? What does it cover?

A structural warranty is, in its simplest terms insurance for the structure of your new home that lasts around ten years, depending on policy and prov…

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“Every £1 spent with LABC’s members produces more than £700 in return”

Recent research conducted by LABC has come to some fascinating conclusions. The research focused on the benefits added by the formal plan assessment c…

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Looking forward: What does the future hold for construction?

The construction industry has often been said to be slow to change. However, with housing demand reaching an all-time high against a backdrop of repor…

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Tech Update: Using Concrete in Cold Weather

Concrete is a fundamental ingredient in modern construction and it is important to understand how the material can be used in the winter months. The f…

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Don’t Lose the Plot with our Guide to Plot Types

Land very rarely comes pre-packaged and ready to build on. In fact, if you are looking to find best plots, chances are you are going to have to use so…

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Budget 2017 – A Closer look for the Construction Industry

Philip Hammond revealed the Autumn Budget for 2017 and initially it looked like there were to be some sweeping changes affecting the construction indu…

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Bioconcrete Heals itself. Could this be the future of construction?

A group working at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed bioconcrete to try and resolve the issue of cracks in concrete …

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Autumn Budget 2017

Today (Weds 22nd November 2017) Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the autumn budget statement. This set out what the governing par…

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How to get nominated for The Bricks 2018

Unlike other industry awards, The Bricks is an exclusive awards party for all finalists. We pride ourselves in crafting a totally unique and decadent …

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