About us

We believe in making the development of your home as easy as possible. We aim to give you the tools to simplify the process and put you in touch with the people you need, when you need them from conception to completion.

Working with your Local Authority

LABC Publishing is operated on Local Authority Building Control's (LABC) behalf by Ten Alps Communications Ltd. This is an exclusive contract and no other publishing company has the authority to produce LABC publications.

We work exclusively with our partners at LABC to provide a unique source of information to keep householders up to date with Building Regulations and planning issues and also identify the right tradesperson for their project.

We achieve this through:

  • Home&Build - This website provides online information for homeowners and designers undertaking domestic projects. It enables homeowners and designers to understand if the building regulations apply to a project and how to get in-touch with their local authority team using the Postcode Search. The website also has suggestions for creating dream homes and finding tradespeople, designers and materials – including advice on how to create contracts with recognised suppliers. To subscribe to our email updates please click here.
  • LABC Homeowner Guides - These give homeowners easy-to-understand advice on extensions, conversions, renovations and other projects and are available directly from your local council in both print and eBook format. Here is an example of a homeowner guide.
  • LABC Building Bulletins - These are technical briefings for architects, designers, developers, contractors, builders and trades people. Topics cover common building tasks, regulation changes, technical innovation, new products and solutions that simplify getting through the building control stages. Click here to visit our Building Bulletin Archive or click the button below to make sure that you receive your free copy.

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