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Why your solid wall is damp (Clue: it’s highly unlikely to be rising damp)

If you’ve lived in or spent time in an older building with solid walls, you may be familiar with damp. Equally common is the assertion that the proble…

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Ecobuild becomes Futurebuild – but the future’s still very much “eco”

This year saw the “first” Futurebuild event at ExCel London, having previously been known as Ecobuild. Whatever the name, it remains clear that the fu…

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Government announces £3bn fund to deliver more affordable housing

Chancellor Philip Hammond uses the spring statement to announce that the Government would guarantee up to £3bn of borrowing by housing associations in…

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Design of spandrel panels in the gables of low-rise housing

Gable spandrel panels are being used as a continuation of the internal skin of masonry cavity blockwork or typically as the gable construction in a ti…

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LABC introduces new, one-off process for warranty and building control registration

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and LABC Warranty have launched LABC Assured, a new registration scheme for construction systems and products.…

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Radon gas barriers in timber-frame buildings – a guide to best-practice installation

Installing an effective radon barrier in a traditional, masonry-based building is relatively straightforward. Where radon gas barriers in timber-frame…

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Dealing with radon – create an effective barrier and avoid the most common defect

Does your development need a radon barrier? What does a barrier look like and how can you avoid the most common defect? This article explains.

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How NOT to use cavity trays in flat roof wall abutments

Using horizontal cavity trays correctly in relation to flat roof abutments should be one of the more straightforward elements of a build. Yet we do fi…

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Floor screeds and underfloor heating - a best-practice guide

As a warranty provider we are seeing an increase in the number of claims which relate to the combination of underfloor heating (UFH) systems and floor…

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Why Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) could shift thinking in the home-build sector

By adopting Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), the UK construction industry and homeowners should be expecting higher standards from the sector, ac…

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LABC Warranty marketing campaign makes finals of another marketing award

A LABC Warranty digital marketing campaign that analysed the changing size of Britain’s homes narrowly missed out in its bid to pick up a second accol…

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En Suite Design 101: 3 Essential Considerations

En Suite Design 101: 3 Essential Considerations

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