BUILDING REGULATIONS

building regulations, windows

Putting new building regulations in the frame: What do they mean for windows?

Changes to Part L and Part F of building regulations came into force on 15 June 2022 as an interim step toward The Future Buildings Standard. NorDan’s Commercial Sales Manager Sonia Travis examines what these changes mean for windows, and what further changes are to come.
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Insurance building repairs – dealing with change, uncertainty and challenge

Peter Wassell, technical director at Sedgwick, shares insight into the latest Building Repair Costs review which looks at the issues that could potentially impact the cost of building repairs over the months ahead.
Accessible vending machines

Accessible vending machines should be a standard requirement

Doors, pedestrian crossings and loos are among the essentials we’ve looked at when assessing accessibility. Now we’re adding accessible vending machines to the list - whatever they sell, everyone needs to be able to use them, not just non-disabled people.
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What impact do the changes to Part L have on architects?

John Miles, technical manager and business development manager at Assent Building Control, explains how architects must balance creativity with compliance to implement the changes to Part L building regulations.
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Part L changes to intensify testing for door and window fabricators

Part L changes to Building Regulations are likely to intensify testing demand in the run-up to the December 31 deadline for UKCA certification, warns Element Materials Technology.
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Are the UK’s new Part L building regulations fit for purpose?

The introduction of the UK’s new Part L building regulations this week has been met with a mixture of trepidation and frustration from the industry. Here, Phil Kelly, director, head of sustainability, buildings, Ramboll, explores.
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Housebuilder window specifiers should prepare for Future Homes Standard changes

Housebuilder window specifiers are being urged to pay close attention to the latest information regarding the Future Homes Standard changes as they officially come into force on 15 June 2022.
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Actis to launch new CPD on revised Part L regulations

Revised Part L regulations, which are set to come into force in June, are the subject of a new CPD devised by insulation specialist Actis, which is due to be launched in a few week's time.
Building Safety Act 2022

Building Safety Act 2022: What next for the cladding crisis?

With the introduction of the Building Safety Act 2022 what’s next for the property industry and leaseholders that continue to seek clarity for on-going costs associated with the cladding crisis?
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What immediate change can we expect from the introduction of the Building Safety Act?

BIM Today recently spoke to Dr Graham Kelly, director at BIM Academy, and Allan Binns, safety director at Ryder Architecture, about the new Building Safety Act and how this will change the built environment landscape.
RIBA CPD

Actis ticks all the ‘mandatory competencies’ boxes at RIBA CPD Providers Network event

The importance of sustainability, ethical practice and health and safety were key topics at a recent RIBA CPD Providers Network event attended by Actis specification manager Amaret Chahal.
inclusive environment

Going beyond the guidance when designing an inclusive environment

From our daily dealings with minimum widths for doorways, maximum gradients for ramps and many other benchmarks, one of the main pieces of advice we would offer is when working to design an inclusive environment don’t be afraid to go beyond the guidance, says About Access.
condensation in homes

Why condensation in homes is a real and present danger

Condensation in homes can cause a number of serious problems for homeowners - and it is not enough to ask people to change their lifestyle. Paul Williams, product manager at Domus Ventilation, argues a more long-term approach is needed.
building safety bill 2021

How can we improve the Building Safety Bill 2021?

Jonathan Moulam, president of the Association for Project Safety, argues that the Building Safety Bill 2021 risks becoming a missed opportunity.
social housing draft, electrical safety checks

Social Housing Draft paves the way for mandatory electrical safety checks

The Social Housing Draft regulation bill, published 29 March, will pave the way to remove inequalities in the law, whereby private tenants are protected by mandatory five-yearly electrical safety checks but social tenants are not.
ventilation white paper

BEAMA launches updated Ventilation White Paper

BEAMA has launched its updated 2022 Ventilation White Paper, ahead of the new Building Regulations on Ventilation coming into effect later this year, and the government’s wider Covid-19 and net-zero strategy.
acoustic standards

What can contractors do to improve acoustic standards in construction?

The impact of poor acoustics in buildings has been well documented – and many of us understand just how distressing excessive levels of noise can be, be it in a home or office environment. The truth of the matter is that it can even lead to adverse health effects, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, says Ben Hancock of Oscar Acoustics.
cladding crisis plan

Government releases new cladding crisis plan of action

The government has outlined a new plan to protect leaseholders, and make developers and companies pay to fix the cladding crisis.
building ventilation

Government advisor calls for improved building ventilation

Professor Cath Noakes, a government scientific advisor, has called for improved building ventilation and professional accreditation for contractors.
Ground floor construction,

Construction focus: Ground floors

Matthew Percy and John Michael Cannon from Advantage Home Construction Insurance weigh up the pros and cons of different ground floor construction methods.
Building safety bill,

Building Safety Bill: Complying with the new regulations and limiting risk

Helen Daley, construction partner at JMW Solicitors, outlines the key points within the proposed legislation and advises developers, contractors and those who may be expected to shoulder increased responsibility in the wake of the Bill, on potential pain points and limiting risk.
Subframe system

Solving the refurbishment problem in car parks and tower blocks

Unsafe, unsightly and environmentally unfriendly… faced with these challenges, owners and contractors are looking for effective ways to turn tired constructions into desirable buildings. David Fraser, business unit manager at SFS, considers the problems and explains how NVF2F, a new generation of subframe, can bridge the gap.
home extensions, glazed walls,

Focus on fully glazed extensions to dwellings

Home extensions have changed over the years, as homeowners look for a more contemporary design incorporating large areas of glazed walls and bifold doors.
Building defects, fire safety, risk

Building defects and their impact on fire safety

Steve Cooper, partner responsible for fire engineering at Hollis, provides insight on dealing with building defects and their impact on fire safety, and improvements that can be made to building regulations.

How to get the most out of the Premier Guarantee Technical Manual

The Premier Guarantee Technical Manual is a useful tool for developers and builders. It identifies the technical requirements applicable to the design and construction of buildings.
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How to make a building control application

Unsure how to make a building control application? Take a look at this guide by building warranty experts, Premier Guarantee.

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