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A second wall cladding system passes fire safety test

The latest wall cladding combination tested as part of the government’s series of large-scale fire safety tests following the Grenfell Tower disaster has passed and meets current Building Regulations guidance. The tests are designed to see how quickly a fire spreads up a wall by starting a fire at the...
building regulations for security

Complying with the building regulations for security

Secured by Design explains how it is working to make Building Regulations for security easier, quicker and less burdensome Secured by Design (SBD) works closely with UK Police Forces and a wide range of other organisations, including National and Local Government, British and European Standards authorities, the construction industry, trade...
Structural warranty and building control

Structural warranty and building control under one roof

A combined approach for both structural warranty and building control reduces time and costs. Here, Premier Guarantee explains No one wants to over complicate things, including us! So that’s why our building control service has been modelled to work in collaboration with our warranty schemes, streamlining the entire process to...
Approved Document B survey launched by the Fire Sector Federation

Approved Document B survey launched by the Fire Sector Federation

A new survey has been developed that will help shape the future of Approved Document B and improve fire safety The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has created a new survey that will aid with shaping Approved Document B. The survey, which was developed by NBS Research on the federation’s behalf, looks...
Three top tips to ensure that you get building control approval first time

Three top tips to ensure that you get building control approval first time

Sarah Chilcott, Managing Director at Planning Portal, offers guidance on getting building control approval the first time
What can be done to prevent dwellings from overheating?

What can be done to prevent dwellings from overheating?

There are numerous factors that cause poor temperature control in buildings. Premier Guarantee explain what can be done to stop dwellings from overheating
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
Eye-catching prefabricated wall solution delivers efficiency

Eye-catching prefabricated wall solution delivers efficiency

Viviane Williams highlights how Trimo and Purcell Architects worked on the Aerospace Bristol project to create a complete prefabricated wall solution Trimo, the leading manufacturer of building envelope solutions, recently worked alongside Purcell Architects to construct an eye-catching facade for a Concorde hangar at Aerospace Bristol, an exciting new museum...
Partnerships hold the key for product development and compliance

Partnerships hold the key for product development and compliance

Nigel Wood, of SFS intec says collaboration not only ensures product development and compliance, but it also creates an environment for innovation
Building regulations

An urgent review of building regulations is crucial

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the government to launch an “urgent and immediate” review of building regulations. Lord Porter, LGA Chairman, said: "Following on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we want the government to begin an urgent and immediate review of building regulations. We cannot wait for the...
Improving efficiency through the Devon Building Control Partnership

Improving efficiency through the Devon Building Control Partnership

Andrew Carpenter tells PBC Today why the Devon Building Control Partnership venture has been so successful and explains the challenges facing the profession
Building regulations under review by the government after Grenfell Tower blaze

Building regulations under review by the government after Grenfell Tower blaze

Officials are set to review building regulations after the tower block fire raised major concerns over the issue of safety
Reviewing BS8300 and its importance for accessibility

Reviewing BS8300 and its importance for accessibility

About Access sheds light on amendments to BS8300 and explains why the review is the ideal opportunity to set the highest standards for accessibility
Attracting quality building control professionals can be a challenge

Attracting quality building control professionals can be a challenge

Recruiting talented building control professionals is key to industry success, as outlined here by Paul Wilkins, Chief Executive at Butler and Young Group