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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.

Flood resilience, flooding, Property Level Protection

Who is responsible? An insight into property flood resilience

At least one in six properties is at risk of flooding in England according to the Environment Agency.
Building safety, safeguarding building, timber panel

Stop the spread: Safeguarding buildings against fire

As the construction industry gets back to work, there is an opportunity to put a renewed focus on building safety for both workers and occupants, says MEDITE SMARTPLY sales director Richard Allen.
Concrete, Cementaid Everdure CALTITE System

Wastewater treatment and the Cementaid Everdure CALTITE System

Wastewater treatment plants are among the harshest environments for concrete, where there are many causes that degrade concrete and once this process starts, its effects are usually rapid.
Secondary glazing solution, secondary glazing specification

Early stage design delivers success in secondary glazing projects

Collaboration at early stage design for secondary glazing specification in all types of commercial and residential projects delivers positive benefits all round, explains Mike Latham from commercial sales at Granada Secondary Glazing.
Secondary glazing

Creating comfortable home environments with secondary glazing

Selectaglaze secondary glazing, which offers a barrier protecting against heat loss, background noise and even theft, is helping to revitalise the Grade II listed Blue Mills in Witham, Essex.
Building safety bill

The draft Building Safety Bill: Major reform on its way

The draft Building Safety Bill is intended to introduce major reforms of the safety regime in the wake of the Hackitt Review. Sue Ryan, partner at law firm Gowling WLG, examines the changes it puts forward.
Air quality, Clean Air Day

BESA calls for focus on clean indoor air quality

In light of Clean Air Day, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says there should be more emphasis placed on the quality of air inside buildings.
improving accessibility, Pan-disability approach,

Pan-disability approach is the priority in improving accessibility

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, calls for compromise to help make the built environment accessible to all.
neurological needs, building standard

New building standard addresses sensory and neurological needs

BSI has announced a new project to create the first set of guidance for the design of the built environment to include the needs of people who experience sensory and neurological difficulties.
fasteners and fixings,

Fasteners, fixings and everything in between for fast track construction

Buildings need to come together more quickly than ever. To do so without compromising integrity and quality depends on every little detail. This detail comes right down to the fasteners and fixings that hold the building envelope together, explains David Fraser, NVELOPE® business unit manager at SFS UK.
aberdeen wharf, selectraglaze

Selectaglaze installs secondary glazing in London warehouse

Selectaglaze has installed secondary glazing in the newly refurbished Grade II listed Aberdeen Wharf, located close to the River Thames.
cladding remediation,

Committee condemns ‘badly missed’ cladding remediation target

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has condemned the ‘badly missed’ target to make thousands of Grenfell-style cladding homes safe, as it urges the new 2021 deadline be met.
secondary glazing, selectaglaze

Selectaglaze’s secondary glazing installed at Victorian venue

Tamworth Assembly Rooms had secondary glazing installed by Selectaglaze as part of a multi-million-pound project to refurbish and restore the Grade II Listed theatre.
Structural warranty,

Structural warranty specialist celebrates rapid success

Following two record months for sales, structural warranty specialist, Advantage Home Construction Insurance (AHCI) has added eight new members of staff to its existing sales team.
structural warranty,

Build-Zone secures backing from second ‘A’ rated insurer

Structural warranty provider Build-Zone, has secured capacity from a second ‘A’ rated insurer, following the recent announcement of their deal with XL Catlin, part of the AXA XL Group.
building standards, SNIPEF

SNIPEF to promote benefits of building standards certification

SNIPEF is co-hosting a free webinar to promote understanding of the benefits of building standards certification, as part of its mission to disseminate the most up-to-date information to its members, plumbing employers’ association.
Safer Public Spaces

‘Safer Public Spaces’ is no substitute for accessibility best practice

Access consultant, Ian Streets says the government’s “Safer Public Spaces” document which claims to set out the design principles for safer urban spaces is no substitute for accessibility best practice.
office ventilation, Winter coronavirus

Covid-19: Concerns mount over office ventilation systems

Modern office ventilation systems could impact the spread of coronavirus this winter, according to property and construction consultancy, Ingleton Wood.
escape of water claims, social housing,

Research reveals escape of water problem in social housing

Zurich is calling on the government to increase investment in maintenance of the UK’s social housing stock, as analysis reveals there is a worrying trend in escape of water claims.
ICW Building Control

ICW Building Control welcomes two new team members

ICW Building Control, part of the ICW Group, has taken on several new team members as part of its ongoing expansion plans.
maintenance work, wates

Wates wins £7m high-rise maintenance work contract

Wates Living Space has been appointed by The Guinness Partnership to deliver maintenance work on two high rise schemes worth £7m.
Building Safety Bill, Government, NBS,

Building Safety Bill: Fundamental change or fundamentally flawed?

The publication of the Building Safety Bill last month was touted as a once in a generation opportunity to improve how buildings are designed, Richard Waterhouse, NBS’ chief strategy officer, explores the bill in more detail.
remote building inspection,

Strathclyde researchers to develop remote building inspections

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have received £35,000 funding to develop an online platform for remote building inspection.
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.
changing places

Cheer and challenges greet Changing Places announcements

The recent Changing Places Awareness Day brought two big announcements which have been welcomed by campaigners including disability charities.
fastener system,

Fasteners and heat induction technologies enable faster flat roofing installations

The construction industry and our ability to “build, build, build” is key to the UK’s economic recovery. Martyn Holloway, business development manager – flat roof at SFS, discusses how innovative fastening systems can lead to fast and reliable single-ply flat roofing installations.

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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.