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Paul Everall, Chief Executive of LABC, outlines some of the key issues for building control regarding the new Part L changes

Published : 12-Sep-2013

Read Paul Everall's full article on key issues for building control regarding the new Part L changes, scheduled for implementation in April 2014

SCOTTISH, ENGLISH AND WELSH BUILDING STANDARDS ORGANISATIONS ANNOUNCE FORMAL LINK

Published : 22-Aug-2013

PRESS RELEASE
MONDAY 5 AUGUST 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SCOTTISH, ENGLISH AND WELSH BUILDING STANDARDS ORGANISATIONS ANNOUNCE FORMAL LINK
LABSS (Local Authority Building Standards Scotland) and LABC (Local Authority Building Control in Wales and England) have made a formal agreement to join together on key activities.
Both LABSS and LABC pledge to work together to promote and provide:
a)    independent, public sector regulatory standards and practices that are used to ensure safe, efficient, sustainable, healthy and accessible buildings;
b)    research on best practice, technical development and support for innovation within the building industry and positive support of regulatory policy;
c)    practical help to customers - building professionals, manufacturers, developers, contractors, trades, communities and property owners.
By working together across these areas both organisations aim to influence policy at government level in Scotland, Wales and England and strengthen the case for public service ethos in building standards

Government seeks to improve public sector BC

Published : 18-Jul-2013

GOVERNMENT SEEKS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SECTOR BUILDING CONTROL

Published : 05-Jul-2013

GOVERNMENT SEEKS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SECTOR BUILDING CONTROL

The Government announced on 4 July that in future local authority building control departments can apply to become approved inspectors and carry out building control functions, in particular site inspections, outside their own geographical boundaries. To do this local authorities will need to set up a trading company. The statutory building control functions of local authorities within their own areas remain unchanged

Snap site inspections to improve quality

Published : 11-Apr-2013

Snap site inspections to improve quality

LABC and Good Homes Alliance launch training to addresses the performance gap in the building industry

Published : 27-Feb-2013

LABC and Good Homes Alliance launch training to addresses the performance gap in the building industry.  LABC (Local Authority Building Control) and the Good Homes Alliance have produced a series of free nationwide training events hosted by Jewsons at their facilities to address the performance gap between design and build.

TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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