BUILDING REGULATIONS

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
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
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
The Party Wall Act Explained: an update of the guidebook

The Party Wall Act Explained: an update of the guidebook

The Pyramus and Thisbe Club's Michael Kemp shares how the third edition of the guidebook, The Party Wall Act Explained, will provide clarity for the sector
SBD National Building Approval helps lock in security for new build developments

SBD National Building Approval helps lock in security for new build developments

Secured by Design shares how developers can meet security criteria set out in building regulations through its new scheme SBD National Building Approval
What is the future of Approved Documents in an increasingly digital landscape?

What is the future of Approved Documents in an increasingly digital landscape?

Sarah Chilcott, MD at Planning Portal, discusses how her organisation is evolving within a digital landscape to ensure Approved Documents remain accessible
Quality construction protects consumers and reduces the rate of failure

Quality construction protects consumers and reduces the rate of failure

High quality construction is essential, but this is challenged by a lack of regulation. Clare M Thomas, Managing Director, Q Assure Build explains
Party Wall: what is covered by Permitted Development Rights?

Party Wall: what is covered by Permitted Development Rights?

Alex. M. Frame, President of FPWS outlines where the law stands and the considerations to make when it comes to the issue of the party wall
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
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