BUILDING REGULATIONS

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A second wall cladding system passes fire safety test

The latest wall cladding combination tested as part of the government’s series of large-scale fire safety tests following the Grenfell Tower disaster has passed and meets current Building Regulations guidance. The tests are designed to see how quickly a fire spreads up a wall by starting a fire at the...
Approved Document B survey launched by the Fire Sector Federation

Approved Document B survey launched by the Fire Sector Federation

A new survey has been developed that will help shape the future of Approved Document B and improve fire safety The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has created a new survey that will aid with shaping Approved Document B. The survey, which was developed by NBS Research on the federation’s behalf, looks...
Building control services in Devon collaborate to ensure efficiency

Building control services in Devon collaborate to ensure efficiency

Working with local authorities across the county allows Devon Building Control Partnership to offer more choice and higher quality services to its clients
Partnerships hold the key for product development and compliance

Partnerships hold the key for product development and compliance

Nigel Wood, of SFS intec says collaboration not only ensures product development and compliance, but it also creates an environment for innovation
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An urgent review of building regulations is crucial

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the government to launch an “urgent and immediate” review of building regulations. Lord Porter, LGA Chairman, said: "Following on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we want the government to begin an urgent and immediate review of building regulations. We cannot wait for the...
Improving efficiency through the Devon Building Control Partnership

Improving efficiency through the Devon Building Control Partnership

Andrew Carpenter tells PBC Today why the Devon Building Control Partnership venture has been so successful and explains the challenges facing the profession
Building regulations under review by the government after Grenfell Tower blaze

Building regulations under review by the government after Grenfell Tower blaze

Officials are set to review building regulations after the tower block fire raised major concerns over the issue of safety
Attracting quality building control professionals can be a challenge

Attracting quality building control professionals can be a challenge

Recruiting talented building control professionals is key to industry success, as outlined here by Paul Wilkins, Chief Executive at Butler and Young Group
Documents suggest cladding on Grenfell Tower was changed to cheaper version

Documents suggest cladding on Grenfell Tower was changed to cheaper version

The BBC has revealed documents showing the cladding on Grenfell Tower was changed from zinc to a less fire resistant aluminium
Building regulations must change to prevent overheating deaths

Building regulations must change to prevent overheating deaths

The government is being urged to consider changes to building regulations to prevent overheating in homes and public buildings
Grenfell Tower inquest to be led by retired Court of Appeal judge

Grenfell Tower inquest likely to be led by retired Court of Appeal judge

Grenfell Tower inquest likely to be led by retired Court of Appeal judge
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