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Patience and flexibility key for a successful Site Manager

A Site Manager responsible for one of the biggest new developments at the heart of a Victorian South Coast seaside resort is celebrating after being s…

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Where should you position electrical sockets and switches?

Approved Document P of the Building Regulations (England and Wales) ensures that domestic electrical installations are installed in a safe manner and …

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Getting stairs and staircases right in single homes

One of the key areas to the internal superstructure of any home of more than one floor is the staircase. While homeowners may take stairs in a home fo…

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Modern methods of learning: how are the builders of tomorrow learning about offsite construction?

VR, 3D, CAD, BIM and even 1990s gaming phenomenon Game Boy were just a few of the technologies featured in a panel discussion about the skills needed …

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Designing and building your homes to be more accessible

On June 25 Theresa May announced a raft of initiatives to tackle barriers faced by disabled people at work and home. Concerning the latter, the Govern…

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Every workplace has an Unsung Hero. Nominate yours now for The Bricks 2019

One thing that strikes a chord with us here at LABC Warranty is the real pride our winners take in claiming the top spots in our annual Bricks awards.…

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Who is a Rising Star at your workplace? Nominate them for an award at The Bricks 2019

It can be extremely rewarding to see work colleagues develop as they grow into a role, especially if your expert tutelage has perhaps played a part. I…

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How many homes could we build on brownfield land in England in 2019?

Over the last few years, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has produced an annual report analysing the amount of brownfield land in England…

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Building Better, Building Beautiful: what are the implications for house builders?

The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission is an independent body advising government on how to promote and increase the use of high-quality d…

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47 becomes 15 – the regional award winners shortlisted for Site Manager of the Year 2019

After nine nail-biting weeks, 15 fabulous awards events, and nearly 50 hopeful contenders, we now know who is vying to be crowned Site Manager of the …

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Adopting MMC – how one social housing provider is overcoming barriers

A recent report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee highlighted the considerable barriers residential housing developers cont…

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Spot the defect – bay windows

Bay windows are popular features in new homes and add considerable aesthetic appeal both inside and out. Yet constructing bay windows is a task that s…

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