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LABC South West Awards Winners & Highly Commended 2019

Winner: Dar Gwenen Brenton Road Downderry


Project Team: Doyle & Whitley Ltd, Harrison Sutton Architects, PCA Consulting Engineers

Highly Commended: Lower Creek Bank, Restronguet Point Feock


Project Team: Dudden Construction Ltd, CSA Architects, Nicholson Electrical, JHA Consulting, EDS Engineering & Development Solutions, Burncoose

Winner: The Dunes Ponsmere Road Perranporth


Project Team: AH Construction Solutions Ltd Stride, Treglown, Acorn Blue, 

Winner: Chyryn Drive St Breward


Project Team: Galliford Try Partnerships, Mitchell Architects, Live West

Highly commended:Esplanade Fowey

Bestextensionoralterationtoanexisting Home

Project Team: DRW Builders Ltd, Arco2 Architecture Ltd, Richard Jeffery

Highly commended: Enys Estate Enys Penryn


Project Team: 3MS Construction, Savills (UK) Ltd, Enys Estate Company Ltd

Highly commended: Tre Pol & Pen Penscombe Lezant


Project Team: Highfield Homes of Distinction Ltd, Trewin Design Architects, DJ Watkins Farming Enterprise

Highly commended: Carluddon Technology Park Carluddon St Austell


Project Team: Kiers Construction Western & Wales, Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole, Cornwall Council, Hydrock Consulting Engineers, Ward Williams

Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show

4th and 5th May 2019

Another successful event for the Building Control Team. Our Team were on hand to assist with any Building Control advice.

Please come and visit us again on the 5th and 6th October 2019 at the Cornwall Home Improvement Self-Build Show


UKAS ISO 9001 Accreditation

Our Building Control service is celebrating the news, that following a significant amount of work they have recently been awarded UKAS ISO 9001 accreditation for their quality management system.

The accreditation forms part of a country wide initiative from LABC to drive forward standards within Local Authority Building Control nationally, and contribute to the ongoing transformation of the construction sector being demanded by the government.

To maintain the accreditation, the service is now committed to continuous improvement of standards in areas such as:

  • Leadership and management of the team,
  • Individual commitment of team members,
  • Customer satisfaction and focus,
  • Consistency of approach,
  • Controls to ensure smooth running of processes and tasks,
  • Appropriately structured training and
  • Competencies and resource levels across the service.

Representatives from the team recently met with the Chief Executive Kate Kennally, to celebrate the achievement.

ISO Accreditation

Building Together: Cornwall 2019 at The Eden Project

Cornwall Council Building Control and LABC ran their annual popular event at The Eden Project, on Wednesday 6th March 2019.

The event was designed to provide up to date information on building products and the latest technical information with access to trade stands.

Many thanks for all of those that attended which made the day an informative success.

The following feedback from some happy delegates was received:

'As per last year, this was an excellent and informative day.  Myself and colleagues found it very useful.  Thank you for inviting us'

'Great, thanks!'

'Very enjoyable and informative event'

'Very useful, will put it into practice!'

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Privacy Policy

We have updated our Privacy Policy which details how we manage your data.

Registered Construction Details

The LABC has launched a suite of 250 Registered Construction Details (RCDs) to help you combat the problem of cold bridging in construction that will minimise heat loss through the weak junction points in a building’s outer envelope. 

Site inspections

We are focusing on providing our customers with excellent customer service. Our commitment is to make sure that your Building Control experience is stress free and undertaken in an efficient and reliable manner.

To help us to achieve this, we have now changed the notification period for booking site inspections. Instead of the “booking on the day” system, please contact us before 5pm on the day before you would like the inspection.

Tel: 01872 224792, option 1

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Building Control app

You can now book your inspections through the LABC App. Simply visit Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download the free app.

You will only need to fill in your details on the app once. You can then use the boxes provided to let us know where and when you would like an inspection.

The app also has a link to call us directly.

For more information visit

Bespoke training

Building Control provide training regularly across Cornwall. These include updates on changes to the Building Regulations. If you would like bespoke training on the Building Regulations or relevant topics please contact us to discuss your requirements.