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All building work carried out should meet current building regulations and code requirements. Building Control Services ensures that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations and associated legislation. It is the responsibility of those carrying out the work to ensure that the provisions of the regulations are fully met. The role of Building Control is only to check that they do so. The primary function of a Building Control service is to protect people’s health and safety in the built environment. PBCToday's Building Control News category highlights a range of topical articles within the sector, from cladding system pieces to regulatory advisory.

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BESA releases building management guidance amid coronavirus crisis

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has moved to support the construction industry by releasing detailed guidance on building management through the outbreak.

New fire safety bill to empower fire and rescue services

The new Fire Safety Bill builds on action taken to ensure that people feel safe in their own homes, and a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower fire never happens again.
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Granada delivers secondary glazing at the School of Fine Art in Leeds

Granada’s secondary glazing has helped to deliver comfortable and creative inspiration for art students the School of Fine Art in Leeds.
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.
Secondary Glazing,

Hotel guests sleep soundly thanks to Granada Secondary Glazing

Granada’s secondary glazing enables restored grade II* listed hotel Kimpton Fitzroy to give guests peace and calm while retaining its original character.
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.
Underfloor air conditioning,

Underfloor air conditioning system preserves historic London building

The restoration of Pennybank Chambers has used a unique underfloor air conditioning system to allow for contemporary office space to be built into the building’s original brick façade.
dangerous cladding,

Inquiry launched to assess progress of cladding remediation

The HCLG committee has launched an inquiry to review the government’s progress in removing potentially dangerous cladding from high-risk buildings, and the adequacy of funding by Government.
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Selectaglaze creates quieter and warmer office environments

74 Trumpington Street, along with the new offices for the Master of Pembroke College has been upgraded with secondary glazing by Selectaglaze to create quieter and warmer office environments, in keeping with the College’s sustainability plan.
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.
foundations, structural warranty,

Best practice for foundations in the construction industry

The technical team at structural warranty specialists Advantage Insurance (AHCI) take a look at what constitutes best practice for foundations in 2020.
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.

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Building Control News

All building work carried out should meet current building regulations and code requirements. Building Control Services ensures that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations and associated legislation.

It is the responsibility of those carrying out the work to ensure that the provisions of the regulations are fully met. The role of Building Control is only to check that they do so.

The primary function of a Building Control service is to protect people’s health and safety in the built environment.

PBCToday’s Building Control News category highlights a range of topical articles within the sector, from cladding system pieces to regulatory advisory.