Building Control News

Building Control News

What is the future of Approved Documents in an increasingly digital landscape?

What is the future of Approved Documents in an increasingly digital landscape?

Sarah Chilcott, MD at Planning Portal, discusses how her organisation is evolving within a digital landscape to ensure Approved Documents remain accessible
Quality construction protects consumers and reduces the rate of failure

Quality construction protects consumers and reduces the rate of failure

High quality construction is essential, but this is challenged by a lack of regulation. Clare M Thomas, Managing Director, Q Assure Build explains
Building control partnership ready to launch at Devon councils

Building control partnership ready to launch at Devon councils

North Devon Council and Mid Devon District Council are joining forces through a new building control partnership that will deliver services from next month
Structural waterproofing session to target housebuilder audience at NHBC event

Structural waterproofing session to target housebuilder audience at NHBC event

The Property Care Association is to host a structural waterproofing session at the NHBC roadshow to bring the issue to the attention of housebuilders
Party Wall: what is covered by Permitted Development Rights?

Party Wall: what is covered by Permitted Development Rights?

Alex. M. Frame, President of FPWS outlines where the law stands and the considerations to make when it comes to the issue of the party wall
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Building control service launched by online planning application firm

The Planning Portal has launched a new building control service that will streamline the process of submitting online applications to LABC departments
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Building inspections needed urgently on hundreds of public buildings

Architects are calling for urgent building inspections after concerns were raised about building standards following major defects at Edinburgh schools
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Structural waterproofing training programme set out by PCA

The Property Care Association has laid out its structural waterproofing training programme for the year ahead to provide clarity for the sector
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Japanese knotweed ruling could have implications for landowners

Landowners are being urged to ensure they have plans in place to tackle Japanese knotweed after a court made a landmark ruling
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Render failure is one of the most common claims received

Premier Guarantee discuss the issue of render failure and how the problem can be avoided by both builders and homeowners
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Building regulations must be tougher to protect communities from flooding

The government must reform building regulations for new homes if it is to protect communities from future flood risks
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Modern building standards are causing a trend of houses overheating

Houses are at risk of overheating without air conditioning installed due to requirements set out in modern building standards

Indoor air quality must be a consideration in buildings

Andy Mudie, Marketing & Business Development Director at Nuaire outlines why the quality of indoor air in buildings is an issue that cannot be ignored
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Accessible homes change lives for the better and ensure inclusion

Deborah Stephenson, Director of Operations at Habinteg highlights the impact of living in accessible homes and the importance of inclusive design