LHC to be Represented on BSi Furniture Committee


LHC’s Technical Manager, Jim Noble has been invited to sit on the British Standards Institute (BSi) Domestic and Contract Furniture Standards Committee which incorporates standards for kitchen cabinets and worktops.

Windows: A Journey From Draughty Single Glazing to Vital Thermal Barriers


Turn back the clock to 1966. LHC is formed, Harold Wilson’s Labour Party is in power and trade union barons exercise formidable control over the country’s industrial output. It’s also the year England wins the World Cup.

Off-site Building Construction – Collapse and Regeneration


Off-site construction is back in fashion. Despite its chequered history, social landlords are increasingly turning to the benefits now offered by this method of building to help tackle the housing shortage.

LHC Lead Housing Panel Discussion At CIH Housing


LHC were pleased with the turnout at this year's CIH Housing where LHC's John Skivington led a panel discussion “Delivering the Government’s housing target through off-site construction” at this year's CIH Housing 2015 conference and exhibition in Manchester.

Offsite Solution for Affordable New Homes


"Off-site manufacturing techniques offer a solution for getting good quality, affordable new homes built more quickly". This was the focus of an article written by LHC Director, John Skivington, for Inside Housing magazine.

New look, new website for LHC


LHC has launched a new website and refreshed its brand as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016.

Complimentary Invites For CIH Manchetster 2015


LHC has a limited number of free visitor invites for social landlords wishing to attend CIH Housing in Manchester, June 23-25.

Experience Off-site with LHC's Virtual Reality


LHC is launching its new off-site virtual reality experience at CIH Housing 2017, in Manchester on June 27-29. The new technology will showcase off-site construction and enable delegates to experience it first hand in a virtual world!

Procuring Windows & Doors with LHC


If we roll back the years to the mid ‘60s and early ‘70s, when the construction of new social housing was at its peak, the choice of window material was almost exclusively timber with some aluminium products being used in mid and high rise blocks.

Procurement Regulations: Why and How?


Much has been said about the future of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 in the periods leading up to and after the Remain/Leave Referendum in June this year.

LHC Commences Pre-tender Engagement Process For Three New Frameworks


LHC has started the pre-tender engagement process for three new frameworks: Schools and Community Buildings (SCB2), Modular Buildings (MB1) and Heating Systems (HS1).

Brexit: What Will It Mean For Public Procurement In The UK?


The UK Government will have a million and one things to do over the next two years or more to try to come to terms with what just over half of the population has voted for.



Offsite construction can play a significant role in tackling issues surrounding housing supply, says John Skivington, director at LHC.

Just In Time Procurement


A ‘just-in-time’ approach to procurement can add value for social housing providers.

LHC Launches Final Workstream Of All-Encompassing Energy Efficiency Framework


Public sector procurement specialist LHC has launched the final workstream of its energy efficiency and refurbishment framework.

LHC Launches Its New Entrance Doorsets Framework


LHC has launched the seventh edition of its successful Entrance Doorsets framework agreement.

LHC partner with Explore Offsite in the Housing Sector


LHC are partnering with Explore Offsite in the Housing Sector 2016 on March 23rd & 24th at Birmingham's NEC.

Standards updates involving windows and doors


Two fundamental standards relevant to the specification of window and door products have now been revised and issued as 2016 editions.

New British Standard for the Installation of Windows and Doors Announced


A new British Standard for the installation of windows and doors has been announced.

LHC Pitched Roofing Tender Submission Deadline Closes In


Time is running out for contractors and suppliers interested in tendering for LHC's new Pitched Roofing framework due to be launched this spring.

Pitched Roofing Supplier Seminars For Wales


LHC has organised in conjunction with the National Procurement Service (NPS) for two seminars for Welsh based companies interested in tendering for LHC's new Pitched Roofing framework due to be launched later this year.

Procurement Specialist LHC To Tender for New Pitched Roofing Framework


LHC will shortly commence the tender process for its new Pitched Roofing framework due to be launched this spring.

Housing Shortage Exacerbated By Planned Homes Not being Built


Research commissioned by the Local Government Association reveals that over 475,000 homes that have received planning permission are waiting to be built.

LHC/SFHA Procurement Advisor


This is an opportunity to provide social landlords in Scotland with guidance and advice on the impact of procurement legislation on their organisations, to enable organisations to carry out specific procurement activities.

Can Off-Site Construction of New Homes Solve Public Sector Housing Pressures?


Social landlords are often under pressure to build high quality, best value housing quickly. Traditional house builders are finding skill shortages in many areas that puts pressure on house building costs.

New Aluminium Windows & Doors Framework from LHC


LHC has launched the sixth edition of its successful Aluminium Window and Door Products framework arrangement in England and Wales.

LHC To Launch New Turnkey Off-site Construction Framework Solution At Homes 2015


LHC is to launch its Off-site Construction of New Homes framework’s new service extension for the full construction of housing that will offer clients a full turnkey solution, at Homes 2015.

New All-Encompassing Energy Efficiency Framework


The reduction in funding opportunities for energy efficiency measures and the pressure on finances for many public sector organisations and housing associations has become even more acute.

LHC Commences Tender Process For Entrance Doorsets Framework


LHC has commenced the tender process for its planned Entrance Doorsets framework agreement with the issue of the Contract Notices for England, Wales and Scotland.

New Kitchen & Bathroom Framework Provides Greatest Supplier Choice Yet


LHC has launched a new installation framework for public sector refurbishment projects where 60% of the 52 suppliers appointed to carry out works are SME’s.

Energy Efficiency Framework Tender Commences


LHC is to commence the tender process for its new Energy Efficiency framework in October. The framework, that will be launched early in 2016, has been developed to provide an extensive range of energy efficiency measures for social housing, community buildings, schools and other publicly owned buildings.

New Record Surplus Distribution to Members


LHC is in the process of distributing to its members a record surplus of just under £2.4m that was achieved for the year ending 31st March 2014/15.

New Kitchen Cabinet, Worktop and Associated Products Framework


A Prior Information Notice (PIN) has been published advising of the forthcoming tender opportunity for the manufacture, supply and delivery of high quality kitchen cabinets, worktops and associated products – as a successor to the current K5 framework – for use in any project funded under public finance.

New Look For LHC Windows and Doors Frameworks


This year, LHC is renewing its windows and doors framework offering for the benefit of public sector organisations and the community.

LHC Launches New Doorsets Framework Endorsed by Secure By Design


Public sector procurement specialist, LHC, has launched its new Communal Entrance Doorset and Associated Products framework (CED1) in close association with Secured by Design.

LHC attending Homes Event 2019


Come visit us at Homes UK event on 27th - 28th November at stand H310.