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.
fire safety,

Advice for leaseholders stuck in blocks with unsafe cladding

With thousands of flat-owners across the country affected, people have woken up to the risks of unsafe cladding – Mary-Anne Bowring, MD of Ringley offers advice to leaseholders stuck in blocks with untested cladding.
Actis CPD, building regulations,

New Actis CPD focuses on Part L compliance for insulation

The new Actis CPD module, certified by the Construction CPD Certification Service, looks at how installers can ensure their insulation and membrane use complies with building regulations.
spray foam insulation,

Next generation of insulation: Lapolla FOAM-LOK FL2000

Explore the benefits of the UKs most innovative and revolutionary spray foam insulation system.
Requirement B4,

Requirement B4 for buildings of any height

Amid moves to improve the fire safety of buildings over 18m, Premier Guarantee says it’s important that, as an industry, Requirement B4 is applied to buildings of all heights.
building safety, Building Regulations,

New fire safety and Building Regulations proposed

Premier Guarantee’s Facades Technical Standards Director, Clive Everett, reviews the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government regulatory reform consultation paper for residential buildings that are 30m in height or more.
tall buildings,

High-rise buildings: Are they as safe as houses?

Following the introduction of a new industry-wide process for evaluating the fire safety of buildings over 18m tall in December, Helen Andrews, construction partner at Fieldfisher, considers whether the scheme is likely to stack up for development funders.

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