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

Flood protection, property level,

Property Level Protection: The state of the market

Millions of homes are at risk of flooding, yet take-up of property resilience measures still faces a number of barriers. Aquobex examines the market.
Door hinges, Secured by Design, Domestic burglary,

Engineering-out domestic burglary

Door hinges that ‘engineer out’ crime can be a simple, cost-effective way to prevent break-ins as part of the Secured By Design approach to housing.
flexible space

AET Flexible Space: Specifying a low-level services strategy

Plenum air conditioning systems offer array of benefits compared with high-level services.
sustainable drainage

New report claims SuDS is behind on delivery

A new report by the Landscape Institute and Construction Industry Council shows that the delivery of sustainable drainage in England is currently a long way behind the ambition.
ACM cladding, high-rise buildings,

Latest figures show 437 high-rise buildings still with ACM cladding

The Government has released the latest figures of the Building Safety Programme, revealing that there are still 437 high-rise buildings with Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems.

Underfloor Air Conditioning Upgrade for Avaya

AET Flexible Space has completed commissioning new equipment installed in the refurbished office buildings at the Cathedral Hill Campus, Guildford.
air conditioning system

UfAC services upgrade at Bond Works

AET Flexible Space have just completed a major upgrade of the underfloor air conditioning system at a historic building located in the Clerkenwell area of London, The Bond Works building at 77-79 Farringdon Road.
building safety, Hackitt,

Government to enforce full Hackitt recommendations

The Government has revealed it will enforce the full recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt in her review of building regulations and fire safety published following the Grenfell Tower fire.
Tricorn House, UFAC,

Comfort cooling at Tricorn House achieved with UfAC

Under Floor Air Conditioning (UfAC) has proved to be a flexible and modular approach for a phased refurbishment running over a twelve year period.
Grenfell Inquiry

Grenfell Inquiry next stage ‘unlikely to restart until 2020’

Hearings for the second phase of the Grenfell Inquiry are unlikely to start before the end of next year, according to its chairman
Consumer Code for Home Builders, CTSI,

Consumer Code for Home Builders secures approval from CTSI

The Consumer Code for Home Builders, which sets customer service standards for the marketing, purchase, and sale of new homes, has been approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI).
Insurance Company of the Year,

Advantage wins Insurance Company of the Year at Manchester awards

Advantage Home Construction Insurance (AHCI) won the prestigious Insurance Company of the Year award at the Manchester Business Awards.
Flood Alleviation,

Phase 2 plans submitted for £112.1m Leeds flood defence scheme

Plans for the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk along the River Aire have now been submitted.
fire testing facility,

UKAS accredited fire testing facility to transform construction industry

Fire safety specialists Efectis France and Ulster University have opened a new full-scale UKAS accredited fire testing facility in the Jordanstown Campus.

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