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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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Indoor Environmental Quality as a priority concern in buildings

BSRIA’s Microclimate Team leader, Dr Blanca Beato-Arribas, looks at the importance of Indoor Environmental Quality in the new age of wellbeing.
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Barratt discovers structural design defects at seven developments

Housebuilder Barratt has revealed seven of its developments built over 10 years ago have structural design defects which will cost around £70m to remediate.

Secondary glazing reduces noise at Bolton’s St Patrick’s Church

St Patrick’s Church is located in Bolton, Greater Manchester, it chose Selectaglaze secondary glazing to silence the busses and bypassers for a quiet and peaceful space.
structural warranty,

ICW agrees long-term deal with A-rated insurer

ICW, a leading structural warranty provider, has signed a long-term deal with insurance partner Accelerant, who have received an AM Best A- (Excellent) rating.
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Premier Guarantee strengthens insurer panel with HSB partnership

In an industry facing uncertainty, structural warranty provider Premier Guarantee has welcomed HSB to its insurer panel.
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Start date announced for inquiry into hospital issues

Scotland’s health secretary has announced the start date for the public inquiry to examine ventilation issues at two hospitals.
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Selectaglaze: Creating comfortable office environments

A good office environment provides a sense of wellbeing and encourages efficiency, an important consideration when it is estimated that we spend more than 10 years of our lives in the workplace.
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New standards for flood protection

BS 851188, the first national standard for flood protection products, introduces a number of important changes, Aquobex takes a look.
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ACM cladding removal ‘lags behind’ expectations, says NAO

Only 149 of the 456 high-rise buildings over 18 metres which have unsafe ACM cladding have been fully remediated, according to a new report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
Certification scheme, building warrants

Industry welcomes ministerial support for certification scheme

Scotland's housing minister, Kevin Stewart has written to 32 local authorities to highlight the potential for a certification scheme to facilitate early approval of building warrants.
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Funding approved to reclad nine tower blocks in Salford

Funding has been approved to complete fire safety works in Pendleton, including replacing the ACM cladding system on tower blocks with a compliant alternative.
structural warranty,

Build-Zone secures backing from major A-rated insurer

Leading UK 10-year structural warranty provider, Build-Zone, has secured backing from XL Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd, part of AXA XL.
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Government must ‘remove all dangerous cladding once and for all’

The housing, communities and local government committee has urged Government to ensure all buildings of any height with ACM cladding are fully remediated.
latent defects insurance, housing warranty,

BLP Insurance to end partnership with Allianz

House warranty and commercial latent defects insurance provider, BLP Insurance has announced it will end its partnership with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).

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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.