Building Control News

Building Control News

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Building control service launched by online planning application firm

The Planning Portal has launched a new building control service that will streamline the process of submitting online applications to LABC departments
building inspections

Building inspections needed urgently on hundreds of public buildings

Architects are calling for urgent building inspections after concerns were raised about building standards following major defects at Edinburgh schools
Structural waterproofing

Structural waterproofing training programme set out by PCA

The Property Care Association has laid out its structural waterproofing training programme for the year ahead to provide clarity for the sector
japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed ruling could have implications for landowners

Landowners are being urged to ensure they have plans in place to tackle Japanese knotweed after a court made a landmark ruling
render failure

Render failure is one of the most common claims received

Premier Guarantee discuss the issue of render failure and how the problem can be avoided by both builders and homeowners
building regulations

Building regulations must be tougher to protect communities from flooding

The government must reform building regulations for new homes if it is to protect communities from future flood risks
modern building regulations

Modern building standards are causing a trend of houses overheating

Houses are at risk of overheating without air conditioning installed due to requirements set out in modern building standards

Indoor air quality must be a consideration in buildings

Andy Mudie, Marketing & Business Development Director at Nuaire outlines why the quality of indoor air in buildings is an issue that cannot be ignored
accessible homes

Accessible homes change lives for the better and ensure inclusion

Deborah Stephenson, Director of Operations at Habinteg highlights the impact of living in accessible homes and the importance of inclusive design
roofing

What can go wrong with roofing?

Andy Butchers, Director of Build-Zone Survey Services shares his insider knowledge to help you troubleshoot this key element of your building project.
glass

It is time for some clear thinking about guidance on glass

About Access outlines the need for greater guidance when it comes to glass and highlights opportunities to ensure good design also incorporates safety
planning

Planning and building regulations encourage a ‘tick box’ mentality

Planning and building regulations allow developers to make bad technical decisions. David Frise, Head of Sustainability, BESA, has an alternative approach
Approved inspectors

Code of Conduct for Approved Inspectors undergoes revision

The revised Code of Conduct will be introduced on 1 January 2017. Paul Wilkins, Chair of the ACAI, explains what the changes mean for Approved Inspectors
part q

Part Q brings a minimum level of security for new and existing buildings

Nicola Harrison, General Manager, Bereco says Part Q is a step in the right direction for building security but certification will ensure compliance