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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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Structural warranty or Professional Consultant’s Certificate?

When you build your own home (or have a builder construct one for you), you may be considering two options to protect your investment and provide peac…

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Challenging development nets award win for first-time site manager Sandy

ESH Construction’s Sandy Young has won LABC Warranty’s Site Manager of the Year award for West Yorkshire for work on his first site as Site Manager.

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How to correctly install bay windows

Bay windows are attractive features and remain popular options for new home developers and homebuyers. Yet bay windows present additional demands on d…

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Eco-Friendly Bathrooms: 4 Key Design Considerations

The Future Homes Standard 2025 will seek to end fossil fuel-based heating in all new homes as part of the UK Government’s drive to halve the energy us…

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A good quality site leads to good quality homes, says LABC Warranty regional Site Manager of the Year winner

“If you work on a quality site, you end up producing quality homes.” Dan Royce, Senior Build Manager for Willmott Dixon, is a firm believer that if a …

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Where Would You Rather Live? Countryside vs Seaside vs City Living

Are you more drawn to a calm ocean breeze, luscious green landscapes or the hustle and bustle of city life? The best and worst places to live in the U…

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Developers describe their experiences working with LABC Warranty through new case studies

“Knowledgeable”, “approachable” and “having LABC Warranty on our side ensures everything runs smoothly” are among some of the key themes that have eme…

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Thinking of extending your home? Good news – you may not need planning permission

If you live in England and are thinking of adding an extension to your home, you may benefit from relaxed permitted development rules and not require …

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Six steps to get building control and warranty approval for your product or system

Building product and system approval has been made simple thanks to the LABC Assured process. An LABC Assured certificate will demonstrate to architec…

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Taking steps to keep residents safe – guidance on minimum staircase widths in apartment blocks

With developers under pressure as never before to make the most of every available space, reducing the size of communal areas and staircases must seem…

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Using MgO boards – important update over permitted use

LABC Warranty has agreed with other warranty providers to revise the approach to the use of MgO boards as of today and in all subsequent use cases.

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