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Registered Details

Roundhill, Aldoth Thos. Wills & son new dwelling Highly Commended 2011 Scope and Benefits

Do you have an innovative building, construction solution, product or system that deserves recognition and accreditation
for use across England and Wales?

Well, look no further than LABC Consult. LABC Registered Details enables you to register your product so that individual
local authority Building control teams will accept and approve it. It also entitles you to use the coveted LABC Registered logo
on all your marketing and promotional literature, including exhibition stands and banners which will give the whole construction
industry an instant assurance that your solution, system or building type has been rigorously checked and independently peer
reviewed by LABC members.

LABC Registered Details is part of LABC Consult. LABC Consult is ISO 9001: 2008 accredited.

What can be registered? - 4 types of Registered Details (RD)

  1. Registered Commercial Type

    LABC Registered Building Types are a single design layout approval, typically from a house builder who will repeat this layout on a number of sites. To respond to demand we now offer this registered type service to the commercial, industrial and retail sectors for replicated layouts relating to warehousing and modular or portable constructions.
  2. Registered Housing Type
    LABC Registered Building Types are a single design layout approval, typically from a house builder who will repeat this layout on a number of sites. To respond to demand LABC now offers this registered type service to the commercial, industrial and retail sectors for replicated layouts.
  3. Registered Solutions
    These are solutions offered by manufacturers and installers to “typical” problems or requirements, usually arising from the Building Regulations. Whether simple or complicated, they are usually solved by an innovative manufactured solution.

    However, because building designs are often unique and affected by site specific factors, solutions cannot be applied universally. Therefore, LABC surveyors can download a full explanation of the “problem/solution,” obtain all the relevant supporting technical information (eg, lab test data, field test data, certification etc) and obtain a “checklist” of issues that need to be verified on each particular site or project.

    This list provides items that need to be established during the plan check and site visits and covers issues such as construction sequencing and typical workmanship issues.
  4. Registered Systems

    LABC Registered Systems are elements of a building that are constructed or installed in practically the same way on any site or project (Registered Solutions will vary according to site specific design requirements, LABC Registered Systems will have little variation).

Development Team Approach (DTA)

This approach adopts the concept of bringing together all Local Authority regulatory agencies which affect the development process to provide a developer/business/designer with a co-ordinated approach to the development from concept to completion. It involves Planning, Building Control, Highways and, where required, Environmental Health, the Fire Service and other bodies, e.g. the Environment Agency.

In this way Local Authorities working in unison can offer a co-ordinated service which reduces the scope for conflicting advice. Early consultations will highlight not only the technical requirements of the regulations and Local Acts, but other specialist issues in planning, contaminated land and licensing and registrations. This can only be good for the developer.

Partner Authority Scheme

The Partner Authority Scheme is an initiative by LABC, the company responsible for the marketing and promotion of Local Authority Building Control. LABC co-ordinates national and regional initiatives by using the experience of Building Control Officers working at a local level. The Partner Authority Scheme is administered by LANTAC with the full support of Local Authorities in England and Wales.

The purpose of the Partner Authority Scheme is to give a Partner Company a one to one relationship with a Partner Authority for the plan approval aspect of all construction projects irrespective of location. Protecting the confidential nature of construction design and procurement is a key element of the scheme. The Partner Authority will act as an effective conduit to the Local Authority where the project is to be built (inspecting Local Authority) on behalf of the Partner Company. The Partner Authority will assess the plans for a project and issue decision advice, which will lead to automatic Building Regulation approval by the Inspecting Local Authority.

At the same time, Local Authority Building Control has unprecedented local knowledge and a history of site conditions which has been gathered over decades. Access to this valuable site specific information is an integral part of the Partner Authority Scheme.

Please contact your Local Authority for further information.

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0303 123 1702

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