BUILDING REGULATIONS

flat entrance doorsets, fire and security,

Collaboration addresses fire and security on flat entrance doorsets

In an unprecedented collaboration within the fire and security industry, three organisations with expertise in fire and security doorsets have combined their knowledge to offer guidance on flat entrance doorsets.
Fire safety

Loud and clear: Residents’ voices must be heard post-Hackitt

Fire safety has been ramping up, that of resident engagement. Mark Varley, group head of health and safety at FirstPort, takes a look.
Acoustic soil

Acoustic soil and waste pipes are ideal use for ‘low noise’ building

Minimising noise from building services such as heating, ventilation and waste water drainage is key to helping produce a pleasant environment for the occupants as well as for neighbouring properties.
Hackitt review, Public Service Mutuals policy,

Opinion: Hackitt Review and the mutuals policy

Paul from the ACAI looks at how the Hackitt review risks reducing building control competition and how it could cause the government’s regulatory standards of Approved Inspectors to slip under the Public Service Mutuals policy.
Accessible environments, inclusive, accessible toilets,

Embracing the rewards of creating inclusive accessible environments

With the government recently announcing plans to make Changing Places toilets mandatory in all new large public buildings, Nicholas Bungay, director of strategy and external affairs at Habinteg, examines how to ensure venues are open to everyone.
Approved inspectors, LABC, building control,

A level playing field for Approved Inspectors

The Welsh government’s rejection of proposals to only allow LABC building inspectors to oversee high-rise residential buildings recognises the important role Approved Inspectors play in this key area of building control, argues Paul Wilkins.
building regulations, ACAI,

ACAI responds to MHCLG committee sessions on building regulations

The House of Commons MHCLG Committee has taken evidence from Dame Judith Hackitt and Housing Minister Kit Malthouse on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
high rise blocks,

Government’s progress on dangerous cladding a “national shame”

Shadow secretary of state for housing, John Healey, questioned the House of Commons on the action taken by the Government on high-rise residential blocks with dangerous cladding.
ACM cladding, high-rise buildings,

Latest figures show 437 high-rise buildings still with ACM cladding

The Government has released the latest figures of the Building Safety Programme, revealing that there are still 437 high-rise buildings with Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems.
building safety, Hackitt,

Government to enforce full Hackitt recommendations

The Government has revealed it will enforce the full recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt in her review of building regulations and fire safety published following the Grenfell Tower fire.
Grenfell Inquiry

Grenfell Inquiry next stage ‘unlikely to restart until 2020’

Hearings for the second phase of the Grenfell Inquiry are unlikely to start before the end of next year, according to its chairman
Consumer Code for Home Builders, CTSI,

Consumer Code for Home Builders secures approval from CTSI

The Consumer Code for Home Builders, which sets customer service standards for the marketing, purchase, and sale of new homes, has been approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI).
National Building Approval,

Birmingham join National Building Approval scheme to combat crime

Birmingham City Council has joined the National Building Approval scheme to incorporate crime prevention techniques into all its new social housing developments.
cladding, fire chiefs,

Councils welcome combustible cladding ban – but fire chiefs call for more

A ban on combustible materials being used on new high-rise buildings and support to help councils remove aluminium cladding from private residences have been welcomed by local authorities - but fire chiefs have called on the government to do more.

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