Cavity Barriers

Cavity Barriers in External Walls

Premier Guarantee’s Facades Technical Standards Director, Clive Everett, answers the most frequently asked questions about fire in buildings and cavity barriers in external walls

In the shadow of Grenfell

The Grenfell Tower fire has prompted a nationwide examination of cladding used on high-rise towers. But who is responsible for dealing with the cost of replacing potentially dangerous materials? Daniel Stern of Slater Heelis examines where the law stands.
Room in Roof

Room in Roof scheme cuts inspection costs

A unique scheme to make Room in Roof installation compliance easier and cheaper has been launched by the British Board of Agrément (BBA)
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
Wheelchair Housing Design Guide

Habinteg release 3rd Edition of Wheelchair Housing Design Guide

The third edition Habinteg’s Wheelchair Housing Design Guide has been authored by experts from the Centre for Accessible Environments and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Housing
interim report

BSRIA calls on members & industry to support Hackitt Review

BSRIA has responded to the interim report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
system of building regulations

Hackitt: System of building regulations not fit for purpose

The whole system of building regulations is "not fit for purpose" and allows those who want to take shortcuts to do so, Dame Judith Hackitt has warned In an interim report as part of her review of the building regulations and fire safety, the former chair of the Health &...
Facade consultant

The complexity of facades and the risks involved

Clive Everett, Premier Guarantee’s Facades Technical Standards Director, discusses the importance of facade specialists in today’s construction market and what risks are involved with these complex systems
Grenfell Task Force

Report condemns Grenfell council for ‘failing its community’

Initial findings from the Independent Grenfell Task Force appear to confirm that Kensington and Chelsea Council had neither the breadth of skills nor the competence to cope

Report: ‘Inadequate’ Grenfell management 12 years prior to fire

Twelve years prior to the Grenfell disaster, a critical report revealed a negligent approach to the safety of the tower’s residents by Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO)
corporate manslaughter

The Grenfell Tower tragedy: Have the council and the tenant management organisation committed the...

Following the Grenfell fire, the Metropolitan Police have stated there are “reasonable grounds” to suspect corporate manslaughter may have been committed. Caroline Dunne, a Consultant Solicitor specialising in regulatory offences, examines the law in this area
Disability access in the built environment

Understanding disability access in the built environment

Realising true disability access in the built environment is not just about minimum design standards or building regulations. But, with a common sense approach, it can be achieved in a cost-effective manner, says Turner & Townsend's Richard Dryden
concrete and masonry

Concrete and masonry – Building resilience in the urban environment

Guy Thompson of the Concrete Centre looks at the need to build resilience into the urban landscape and key infrastructure using concrete and masonry
Fire Safety regulations

Terms of reference for Review of Building and Fire Safety regulations published

The government publishes the terms of reference for the Review of Building and Fire Safety Regulations that was commissioned following the Grenfell fire

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