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10 basement conversion costs you may need to consider

In this article we look at 10 basement conversion costs you may need to consider.

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Acceptable floor levels in modern methods of construction (MMC)

We currently require structural timber or steel to be located at least 150mm above external ground floor level, but noting manufacturers’ preferred ap…

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A practical guide to Structural Lintels and Bearings

Creating openings in walls mean that lintels are a potential weak spot. Defects caused by failing lintels can be complicated and difficult to rectify.…

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8 handy hints for installing horizontal damp proof course

Getting your damp proof course (DPC) right first time is critical in preventing rising damp in your property.

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Build walls to last - Guide to laying bricks and blocks

Over recent years there has been a lot of talk about the growth of alternative construction methods. Even so, the tried-and-trusted method of bricks a…

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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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