BUILDING REGULATIONS

cladding remediation,

Committee condemns ‘badly missed’ cladding remediation target

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has condemned the ‘badly missed’ target to make thousands of Grenfell-style cladding homes safe, as it urges the new 2021 deadline be met.
building standards, SNIPEF

SNIPEF to promote benefits of building standards certification

SNIPEF is co-hosting a free webinar to promote understanding of the benefits of building standards certification, as part of its mission to disseminate the most up-to-date information to its members, plumbing employers’ association.
Building Safety Bill, Government, NBS,

Building Safety Bill: Fundamental change or fundamentally flawed?

The publication of the Building Safety Bill last month was touted as a once in a generation opportunity to improve how buildings are designed, Richard Waterhouse, NBS’ chief strategy officer, explores the bill in more detail.
fastener system,

Fasteners and heat induction technologies enable faster flat roofing installations

The construction industry and our ability to “build, build, build” is key to the UK’s economic recovery. Martyn Holloway, business development manager – flat roof at SFS, discusses how innovative fastening systems can lead to fast and reliable single-ply flat roofing installations.

Why are we failing on ventilation in existing buildings?

Good ventilation is essential in controlling damp, mould and pollutants but a lack of compliance with Building Regulations in this area is widespread. When we’re not getting it right with new builds, what hope is there for proper ventilation in existing buildings, asks James Berry of the Property Care Association.
building control,

11 key recommendations to transform building control

An industry working group has unveiled 11 key recommendations for the future oversight and regulation of the profession and building control bodies.
Certification scheme, building warrants

Industry welcomes ministerial support for certification scheme

Scotland's housing minister, Kevin Stewart has written to 32 local authorities to highlight the potential for a certification scheme to facilitate early approval of building warrants.
basement conversions, Building Regulations,

Building Regs and basement conversions

James Berry of the Property Care Association looks at the importance of Building Regulations and supporting Approved Documents covering underground structures.
Building control bodies,

Building control bodies should continue site inspections, says Government

Building control bodies should continue to undertake regular site inspections to ensure that work continues to meet building regulations’ requirements, says the government.
Building Regulations,

Built to last? Building Regulations and improving fire resiliency

When it comes to fire risk, we mustn’t confuse regulatory compliance with property resilience, says Tom Roche, senior consultant for international codes and standards at FM Global.
building safety,

Sprinkler systems mandatory in new high-rise blocks

Mandatory sprinkler systems and consistent wayfinding signage in all new high-rise blocks of flats over 11 metres tall are among the new measures to further reform the building safety system.
Acoustic standards, building regulations

UKGBC publishes guidance on acoustics standards

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published guidance to help local authorities go above and beyond building regulations, in specifying higher acoustic standards in new build homes.
Selectaglaze secondary glazing

What are the rules and regulations of secondary glazing?

Selectaglaze has gained a reputation as a leading secondary glazing specialist, creating sensitive designs with low visual impact, here, they explain the rules and regulations.
cladding crisis,

Coalition calls on government to extend cladding crisis action

New evidence has revealed the scale of the cladding crisis could impact up to 500,000 people, as a coalition of property managers urges the government to increase funding to remediate all unsafe buildings.

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