Local Authority Building & Maintenance

Since its launch in 1985, LABM has been an essential information resource for its target audience of council specifiers, housing and maintenance managers, surveyors, contractors, architects and education and health authorities. In 2016, the magazine expanded its reach to include housing associations.

The publication now offers in-depth coverage of the construction and maintenance of the entire social housing and public buildings sector. LABM’s readership is responsible for a diverse stock portfolio from housing, schools, leisure and community facilities to healthcare and public buildings.

The magazine is published 10 times a year and benefits from an unrivalled ABC-audited circulation – we only target those working on local authority and housing association building and refurbishment projects. Continuous investment in the circulation ensures LABM goes to the right people. As a result, we have the largest available number of individually requested building-related readers in the sector, which means LABM offers a better penetration into this market than any other magazine.

LABM is supported by a website,, which provides an outlet for up-to-the-minute industry news, views, events and polls, as well as featuring exclusive article content. A weekly newsletter complements the online content.

You can also view an archive of PDF versions of the magazine here:

Get in touch today to find out about advertising opportunities and how to reach key decision makers.

The Team

Claire Clutten

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Claire Clutten has worked at Hamerville Media Group since 2001 and has been editor of LABM since 2007. Prior to that she edited HABM for three and a half years, helping the magazine to grow from eight to 11 issues a year. Since working on LABM Claire has played an instrumental role in creating two new supplements for the magazine – one dedicated to education buildings and the other to health sector buildings. Claire has a BA (Hons) Degree in History from Teesside University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.

Group Advertisement Manager
Craig Jowsey

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Advertisement Manager
Jake Tatum

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Northern Sales Manager
Eddie Wright