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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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IOSH urges ‘visible action’ from new building safety regulator

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has responded to the new HSE regulator announcement, urging “visible and tangible action” on improving building safety.
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Flood resilient repair: Lessons from the Cumbrian Flood Resilience Project

After participating in the Defra-sponsored Cumbrian Flood Resilience Project, Aquobex looks at the progress in the developing market for flood resilient repairs.
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HSE regulator at the fore of new building safety plans

Housing secretary, Robert Jenrick has announced measures that go further and faster to ensure residents are safe in their homes, slow improving building safety standards will “not be tolerated”.
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Changing of the guard in electrical safety

Lesley Rudd, who takes the reins of consumer protection charity Electrical Safety First in February, discusses her priorities in the role and those of the new government, as well as the key issues around electrical safety in building control.
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Make hotel rooms more comfortable with secondary glazing

Hotels inhabit traditional buildings with single glazed windows that provide poor insulation; Selectaglaze secondary glazing can reduce heat loss by up to 65%.
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A new guide for acoustics, ventilation and overheating

A new residential design guide covering acoustics, ventilation and overheating has been launched by the Association of Noise Consultants. ANC chairman Dan Saunders takes a look at how it addresses these increasingly important issues.

Investigating and understanding damp in older buildings

A new blueprint launched by professional and heritage bodies to address the investigation of damp in older buildings represents a significant landmark for the property sector overall, says Steve Hodgson, chief executive of the Property Care Association.
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ANC launch new acoustics, ventilation and overheating guidance

The Acoustics Ventilation and Overheating (AVO) Residential Design Guide has been launched after nearly two years of research by the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC).

Case Study: Selectaglaze’s secondary glazing upgrades 1950s property

A home in the South Downs Conservation Area has recently seen improvements to its noise and thermal insulation with Selectaglaze secondary glazing, making it much quieter.
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KOKO London: Iconic nightclub dome roof suffers blaze overnight

The independent London music events venue, KOKO, which is temporarily closed for refurbishment has been damaged due to a fire in the evening of 6 January 2020.
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Combustible cladding on high rise buildings banned in Wales

Following the Grenfell disaster, the Welsh Government has made a commitment to ban the use of combustible materials in cladding systems on high-rise residential buildings in Wales.
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Actis and LABC renew partnership for third year

Insulation product specialist, Actis, has renewed its partnership with LABC for a third time after two successful years as a sponsor.
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Selectaglaze windows improve insulation at the Comet Hotel

104 Selectaglaze windows have been installed at the Comet Hotel, situated in Hertfordshire, to improve thermal and noise insulation for its guests.
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New blueprint to assist damp investigation in traditional buildings

A new blueprint to develop a best practice approach to investigating damp and excessive moisture in traditional properties is to be established by professional and heritage bodies.

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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.