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Councils come together to host event

Published: 11/03/2016
Building Control

Bringing together delegates from across the building and construction industry was the name of the game recently at the latest Lincolnshire Construction Network.

Sponsored and hosted jointly by West Lindsey District Council and City of Lincoln Council’s Building Control Teams, the networking seminar and lunch aimed to let people know what both councils can offer in terms of both service and expertise.

Around 75 delegates from surveyors, builders and contractors attended to hear Trevor Durant, senior building control surveyor at West Lindsey opening the event, which is organised by the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.

Trevor outlined the benefits of using local authority building control, citing collective experience, competitive rates and a dedicated, award-winning team as reasons to approach councils when it comes to building regulations as well as controlled demolition of unsafe buildings.

He added: “The main thing we want to get across is that using building control department at local councils means getting a service others cannot offer. By unifying the process with planning and land charges departments we can make whole projects run incredibly smoothly. That, combined with being a flexible, knowledgeable team is why we’re a fantastic choice for building both within the district and further afield.”

Following this, principal building control officer for City of Lincoln Council, David Ashworth, spoke about the LABC awards and the benefits that this can bring in terms of not only marketing and promotion, but also prestige and marketing. David also reminded delegates of the work that both councils have carried out beyond their district boundaries, adding that the scope of work already completed was impressive.

Zoe Summerfield of William Saunders, chair and founder of the forum said: “The Lincolnshire Construction Network sessions are informal, good value events which have proved immensely popular since we set it up during recession times a few years ago. Having West Lindsey and City of Lincoln sponsor this particular event is great and today’s event has attracted fantastic industry professionals.

“The forum is booked out until April and we have the possibility of taking it out of the county into Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire too. If any companies wish to sponsor in the future, we’d urge them to get in touch to run through the benefits.”

Visit www.lincs-chamber.co.uk to find out more about the Lincolnshire Construction Forum and other events.

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