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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.

Cladding crisis, dangerous cladding, cladding,

The cladding crisis: A way forward

More than three years after the Grenfell Tower fire, hundreds of thousands of people are living in high-rise properties fitted with dangerous cladding. Mark Clinton, head of the construction and engineering group at law firm Irwin Mitchell, offers a 10-point plan to point policy in the right direction.
Condensation, Property Care, ventilation,

Homeworking and condensation: Adapting to the “new normal”

The Property Care Association is advising people to consider making changes in spring and summer to their properties as many adapt to remote working for the long-term. James Berry, PCA technical manager, explains why.
Building owners, cladding

Why do building owners still not know basic asset details? 

Richard Robertson, business development director at Cadline, developer of DynamicAIM, looks at the Grenfell tragedy four years on and why building owners still do not know basic asset details.
Home warranties

ICW Group – supporting clients every step of the way

ICW Group is one of the largest providers of home warranties in the UK, working with clients across the property and construction sector to deliver a bespoke and flexible service to ensure that every project is a success.
Building defects, fire safety, risk

Building defects and their impact on fire safety

Steve Cooper, partner responsible for fire engineering at Hollis, provides insight on dealing with building defects and their impact on fire safety, and improvements that can be made to building regulations.
cladding remediation,

True cost of cladding remediation works could hit £50bn

The government’s £5bn cladding remediation fund ‘won’t scratch the surface’ for what is required to make every high-rise development EWS1 A1 compliant, says Colmore Tang Construction.

How to get the most out of the Premier Guarantee Technical Manual

The Premier Guarantee Technical Manual is a useful tool for developers and builders. It identifies the technical requirements applicable to the design and construction of buildings.
StormMeister® Low Threshold Flood Door

World-class flood resilience: StormMeister® Low Threshold Flood Door

The StormMeister Low Threshold Outward Opening Flood Door was developed to solve a particular problem in the Merchant Quarter of Aberdeen, which floods regularly. Hence, there was a need to protect a number of commercial properties…
accessible design, ramps,

Ups and downs of accessible design

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, explores the importance of ramps when considering accessible design.

Secondary glazed units create a splash at Kidderpore Hall

Selectaglaze has provided the secondary glazed units for the Kidderpore Hall which sits 250 feet above sea level overlooking North London.
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ICW launches new client portal

ICW Group, a building warranty and building control company, has recently launched a new client portal for its warranty clients and brokers.
fire remediation, ENGIE,

ENGIE secures £120m contract to deliver fire remediation works

ENGIE has been appointed by Optivo to deliver fire remediation work worth £120m, both organisations will work closely with residents to provide comprehensive solutions.

Creating a warm and quiet study environment with secondary glazing

Selectaglaze’s secondary glazing solution creates a warm, quiet and safe learning environment at Harris Manchester College.

£30m funding for Changing Places toilets in England

The new £30m fund means more than 250,000 disabled people will benefit from greater access to Changing Places toilets.
Secondary glazing, selectaglaze,

Wedding ceremonies made more peaceful with secondary glazing

Wedding ceremonies have been made peaceful in a Grade II and II* Listed Town Hall following acoustic adaptations by Selectaglaze to block noise from Reading town centre.
improving indoor air quality, IAQ,

WHO campaigner supports BESA’s beginner’s guide to indoor air quality

A new beginners guide to improving indoor air quality (IAQ) has gained the support of one of the UK’s most prominent health campaigners.
wayfinding

Wayfinding: Lack of consistency can lead to a communication breakdown

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, explores the priorities of signposting and wayfinding.
Rainscreen cladding

Rainscreen cladding: General cladding requirements

Premier Guarantee offers technical guidance on the general requirements for rainscreen cladding.
unsafe cladding

Government pledges extra £3.5bn to end unsafe cladding crisis

Hundreds of thousands of leaseholders will be protected from the cost of replacing unsafe cladding on their homes, as housing secretary Robert Jenrick unveils a 5-point plan.
structural defects insurance

LBB assists developer with structural defects insurance

London Belgravia Brokers (LBB) assisted in arranging structural defects insurance for a £27m residential development in Buckinghamshire.
building control application

How to make a building control application

Unsure how to make a building control application? Take a look at this guide by building warranty experts, Premier Guarantee.
Ventilating buildings

Stoping the spread: Ventilation has never been so important

The importance of ventilating buildings has never been more pertinent, but the engineering industry needs more scientific data to improve protection from viral infections.
building control

When is building control required?

Structural warranty specialists, Premier Guarantee provides an insight into building control requirements on construction projects.
secondary glazing

Secondary glazing solutions for baby’s comfort in North London home

The installation of secondary glazing to patio doors in a suburban home in Cockfosters, North London makes a living room comfier for a couple’s young child.
Ventilation, Covid-19

Covid-19, ventilation, SAGE and CIBSE

With the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine programme, businesses might be tempted to relax measures to control the spread of the virus. But, until a majority of the population has been vaccinated, it is critical workplaces maintain good levels of ventilation to help mitigate against airborne transmission of coronavirus, says Hywel Davies, technical director of the CIBSE
Indoor environment

Ella’s Law: Buildings must become clean air “safe havens”

The pandemic has transformed our understanding about the key role played by ventilation in reducing the transmission of all harmful airborne contaminants and should have a profound impact on the way we design and manage indoor spaces from now on, says Nathan Wood.

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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.