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Tech Update: Mock Tudor Cladding

This article considers the issues when using mock Tudor cladding on external walls.

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New Technical Manual Version 9

Our new technical standards (V9) are live, applicable to orders from 18 April 2020. This comprehensive guide is designed to help you meet our warranty…

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Updated Guidance for Magnesium Oxide Boards (MgO)

With effect from 15th April 2020, LABC Warranty no longer accept the use of all types of Magnesium Oxide board (MgO) on any of our structural warranty…

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Fire safety resource for external walls of taller buildings launched

LABC Warranty has published a new fire safety resource to guide architects, engineers, designers and developers constructing buildings in England.

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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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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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Generating power at home – what you need for structural warranty approval

In this blog you will learn more about what our warranty requirements are for the installation of microgeneration power systems for your home.

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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. In this article we are going to look at stair…

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Top tips to consider when buying land for your home

Are you an aspiring self-builder looking to build your dream home, but struggling to find land? Before you buy there are some factors may want to cons…

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