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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.

roof safety

Engineering heritage delivers dependable roof safety

James Gooder, Business Unit Manager at SFS Fall Protection Systems, explains why today’s horizontal safety line systems provide assured roof safety without compromising building performance and aesthetic goals.
water tightness

Top methods for onsite water tightness testing for curtain walling

As sponsors of Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT), Premier Guarantee is part of a unique forum that drives forward research and training projects. Clive Everett, Facades Technical Standards Director, discusses the top methods Premier Guarantee promote for onsite water tightness testing The most common cause for façade failures...
property level resilience

Property Level Resilience: A holistic and unique approach from Aquobex

Property Level Resilience (PLR) is a new strategy that aims to address the whole concept of flood mitigation and management.
home insurance

Which insurance do you need for your self-build?

Advantage Home Construction Insurance tell us which insurance policies to consider when thinking about builiding your own home.
framework providers

LHC frameworks: Helping you navigate the procurement minefield

Ian Brown, Client Support Manager for LHC’s north region, shares his views on why framework providers, LHC’s partnerships work.
insulation products

The new generation of spray foam insulation products

Kiwa Building Products Technical Project Manager, Simon Lloyd, looks at the new generation of spray foam insultation products coming on to the market.
crime prevention initiatives

Police Crime Prevention Academy: A new generation of crime prevention qualifications

September 2018 marks the launch and delivery of the first externally accredited crime prevention learning and development programme for more than 50 years

Hackitt calls on construction industry to ditch “value engineering”

"Value engineering" should be driven out of the construction industry as part of the root-and-branch reform of the sector following the Grenfell disaster, Dame Judith Hackitt has said
privately rented homes

New rules to protect thousands of private renters

The government has issued new policies to protect at least 850,000 people in privately rented homes from poor living conditions and overcrowding.
refurbishment sector

Government measures to improve fire safety bring security into the refurbishment sector for the...

New suggested standards for front doors to flats released in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy for the first time bring security compliance into the refurbishment sector
cladding ban

Combustible cladding ban should apply to all high-rise buildings, says IOSH

A ban on combustible cladding in the UK should apply to all new high-rise buildings, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
asbestos safety

New report calls for tighter abestos safety measures in schools and workplaces

The latest white paper from Lucion Services explains how the UK’s historic record in the import and use of ACMs has contributed to the country’s position as having the worst asbestos health related problems in the world.
cladding systems

FPA aims to speed up tests for cladding systems

The Fire Protection Association has opened up its research and experimental test rigs in Moreton for commercial use due to concerns about lack of market capacity and to speed up the UK testing process
Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Carillion used combustible cladding on Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Inspections have revealed that Carillion used non-complaint cladding on the Royal Liverpool University Hospital that it was building at the time it went into liquidation

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