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Building on Brexit - a 12 point plan for the future

Brexit could prove disastrous for the delivery of new homes and infrastructure unless transitional arrangements are put in place. A new report has bee…

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How to ensure your loft conversion complies with building regulations

Read LABC's advice on loft conversions, the professionals you need to speak to, and watch a video on how Building Regulations relate to loft conversio…

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How you can benefit from the local authority land release fund

The government has launched a £54 million package to release land for thousands of new homes. The package is part of a new cross-government partnershi…

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SME builders hit by high materials prices

The government has launched a £54 million package to release land for thousands of new homes. The package is part of a new cross-government partnershi…

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How to finance your custom or self-build project

There is much uncertainty among banks and building societies about the difference between custom and self-build which can make it difficult to obtain …

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Nominate your most promising employees for The Bricks 2017

Awards season is fast approaching and we want to ensure we celebrate not only the best house builders in the country, but as well, the most hard-worki…

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Our new website and online application form is now live and online

Over the past few months we have been working on a fresh new look for our website and an easy to use online application form.

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How to get it right: working on or around a party wall

It’s now 20 years since the Party Wall etc. Act came into force on 1 July 1997. It applies throughout England and Wales and provides a framework for p…

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What do Conservative policies mean for house building?

How will the Conservatives tax and spend? There is a renewed commitment to see Corporation Tax fall to 17% by 2020. A National Productivity Invest…

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What do Labour policies mean for house building?

How will Labour tax and spend? Labour will raise the headline rate of corporation tax to 21% from 2018-2019, 24% from 2019-20 and 26% from 2020-21. La…

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General Election - Overview of the main policies affecting construction

The three main political parties have made commitments on house building and social housing in the run-up to this Election, and the other parties also…

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What could the election mean for social housing?

All the main parties have now published their manifestos for the forthcoming election – but what do each say specifically about their plans to address…

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