Building Control News

Building Control News

Are you carrying out a major home improvement project? Is your home insured?

If you’re planning a renovation or extension project, making sure you have the right type of insurance is critical for your peace of mind Did you know that your normal house insurance doesn’t cover your property if you are altering it through an extension, renovation or conversion, including the loft...
Cladding on 34 tower blocks across the UK fail fire safety tests

Cladding on numerous tower blocks across the UK fail fire safety tests

The scope of the housing safety scandal continues to mount as more cladding is found to fall short of fire safety requirements
Designing and installing basement waterproofing systems

Designing and installing basement waterproofing systems

Peter Cox Ltd explain the amended ‘Standards for Waterproofing’ guidance and share the firm’s work installing basement waterproofing systems

Cladding used on Grenfell Tower may have been banned under UK building regulations

Two ministers have suggested the cladding used to renovate Grenfell Tower could have been prohibited under building regulations in the UK
Electrical contractors invited to contribute to public consultation

Electrical contractors invited to contribute to public consultation

The NICEIC and ELECSA are asking electrical contractors to have their say on the 18th edition of the wiring regulations
Waterproofing conference will bring together a range of professionals

Waterproofing conference will bring together a range of professionals

The second international structural waterproofing conference will focus on the themes of design, specification and best practice
Invasive Weed Control Group shares decades of experience with new video

Invasive Weed Control Group shares decades of experience with new video

A new video has been created by the Invasive Weed Control Group to provide insight into the major issues surrounding plants such as Japanese knotweed
Roofing guidance to reduce waste and mitigate risks published by TRA

Roofing guidance for spandrel panel construction published by TRA

The Trussed Rafter Association has issued new roofing guidance aimed at preventing poor spandrel panel construction by housebuilders
The UK has the smallest homes in Europe, says new research

The UK has the smallest homes in Europe, says new research

An investigation by Sellhousefast.uk has revealed Britain’s homes are the smallest in Europe, measuring less than the regulatory minimum in some cases
Commons select committee highlights equality issues within the built environment

Commons Select Committee highlights equality issues within the built environment

The Department for Communities and Local Government has been taken to task over equality of access to the public environment and accessible housing
Inclusive housing is on the agenda: what does this mean for planners?

Inclusive housing is on the agenda: what does this mean for planners?

The Housing White Paper could help meet the inclusive housing needs of older and disabled people, says Michelle Horn, Centre for Accessible Environments
Further building defects found in Scottish Schools

Further building defects found after structural surveys in Scottish schools

Building defects in dozens of schools have been found after structural surveys taken after the wall collapse at Oxgangs Primary in January last year
What you need to know about monitoring construction noise

What you need to know about monitoring construction noise

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Martin Raisborough explains the difference between Section 61 consents and Section 60 notices in relation to construction noise
How can contractors capitalise on noise and vibration monitoring?

How can contractors capitalise on noise and vibration monitoring?

Derek Nash, Director of Acoustics Central discusses the benefits of smart noise and vibration monitoring on construction sites