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The Bat Season is almost upon us.

Added: 17/04/2018

Bats play an important role within our environment, helping pollenate flowers and control pests by eating insects and with 18 protected species alone living in the UK this means it is illegal to harm, capture or disturb a bat or its home.

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CPD Event: Supported Route to Building Regulation Compliance. NEW DATE: Friday 15th June

Added: 11/04/2018

Want to know more about how to comply with the regulations through design? Come alonng to the free CPD event hosted by the LABC, on Friday 15th June at Shropshire Golf Centre, Muxton from 8am

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Why choose apT Building Regulations

Added: 10/04/2018

apT Building Regulations Team, part of Telford & Wrekin Council are proud to be part of the LABC providing a competivite service to any Approved Inspector within the borough, and as partnership service across the region.

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Changes to Building Regulations: Boiler Plus 2018, Part L

Added: 09/04/2018

As part of the Governments Clean Growth Strategy, aiming to combat climate change and reduce energy bills, new Building Regulations relating to boiler installations came into effect on the 6th April 2018.

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Government proposes changes to the National Planning Policy Framework and approach to Developer Contributions

Added: 22/03/2018

The Government are proposing the first set of major changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) since it was adopted in March 2012. Consultation on the changes is now open and will close on the 10 May.

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Converting your property?

Added: 22/02/2018

There is a shortage of housing in Britain. But, in stark contrast, we have a surplus of empty offices, shops, pubs and former industrial buildings. So it makes sense to consider whether these unloved and redundant properties can be usefully converted...

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apT wins contract for multi storey car park project

Added: 13/02/2018

The Midlands’ first public sector commercial planning, development and environmental consultancy has been appointed as the building inspector for one of the biggest current construction projects in Telford.

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Creating new access to your home

Added: 08/02/2018

Sometimes, the things you need to do to make your property work for you and your lifestyle aren’t necessarily to the house. Changing the access point to your home or installing a new one can make all the difference. If you want to add vehicular acc...

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Fire regulations – what you need to know

Added: 31/01/2018

Since the tragedy at Grenfell Tower claimed dozens of lives there has, quite rightly, been a renewed focus on cladding and fire regulations for buildings.

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Heritage Statements - what they are, and why you might need one.

Added: 31/01/2018

If you’re lucky enough to live in a property with some historic interest and are planning substantial changes, you will probably be asked to submit a Heritage Statement with your planning application.

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All you need to know about ecological surveys

Added: 15/12/2017

If you’ve got a new build, extension or other work that involves seeking planning permission on the horizon and you need to submit an ecological survey, don’t panic – it’s not as scary as it sounds.

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Can I build a garage or outbuilding in my garden?