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How might a shared ownership national model affect social housing providers?

Before calling the general election, the government sought views on a national model for shared ownership that would make it easier for residents to i…

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That was housing in 2019 – Review of the Year Part 2

Despite Brexit and a general election, housing remained high on the political agenda and frequently featured in the headlines throughout 2019.

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That was housing in 2019 – Review of the Year Part 1

Despite Brexit and a general election, housing remained high on the political agenda and frequently featured in the headlines throughout 2019.

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Building Control and Structural Warranty inspections: why are they different?

We often say that one of one of the advantages of using LABC Warranty for your structural warranty cover is that your construction benefits from two p…

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Accounting for Movement in Concrete Bricks

All structures move. What do you need to consider when accounting for movement in concrete bricks?

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Guidance on Insulation for Timber Frame Walls with External Brick Cladding

This article looks at appropriate materials and the practicalities of installing insulation in timber frame structures with external brick cladding.

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Election 2019: We round up the main parties’ housing policies

We have rounded up the three main parties’ key manifesto pledges on housing. Download the PDF so you can compare.

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LABC Warranty Site Manager of the Year reveals the secrets of his double success

M H Stainton Homes Site Manager Mark Bailey has been crowned Site Manager of the Year just a couple of weeks after his development won an award at LAB…

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Why UK house-builders will need to get familiar with heat pump technology

What are heat pumps, who is using them now, and how can self-builders, developers and housing associations adopt them in new homes?

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Modern methods of construction in social housing – the challenges

What barriers do smaller social housing providers typically face when adopting modern methods of construction – and how can they overcome them?

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Affordable housing: where will housing providers get funding from?

Affordable housing: where will the UK's housing providers get funding from to build the affordable homes the country needs?

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Who will be crowned Site Manager of the Year 2019?

We are just days away from finding out who will win Site Manager of the Year at the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2019.

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