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Building control services in Devon collaborate to ensure efficiency

Building control services in Devon collaborate to ensure efficiency

Working with local authorities across the county allows Devon Building Control Partnership to offer more choice and higher quality services to its clients
insulation range

Actis Hybrid’s insulation range accepted by LABC and Premier Guarantee

The Actis Hybrid insulation range, which is already approved by the National House Building Council (NHBC), has added two further warranty providers to its stable of accreditations

Damp in homes: Tackling new challenges in buildings as moisture levels rise

National trade body the Property Care Association has seen a significant rise in the number of homes across the UK with atmospheric moisture issues. Chief executive Steve Hodgson gives an insight into how modern life is one of the major contributing factors behind a new generation of humid, damp homes
Wheelchair Housing Design Guide

Habinteg release 3rd Edition of Wheelchair Housing Design Guide

The third edition Habinteg’s Wheelchair Housing Design Guide has been authored by experts from the Centre for Accessible Environments and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Housing
excess moisture in buildings

PCA reveals event to delve into issue of excess moisture in buildings

The Property Care Association (PCA) has revealed the itinerary for a unique two-day event, which brings together national and international perspectives to investigate a major issue currently affecting UK properties – excess moisture in buildings
building services

CIBSE Scotland hosts conference on opportunities in the building services sector

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Scotland is to hold a one day conference aimed at bringing together building services engineers from across the country to meet one another, and to engage with important clients and other construction industry professionals
building products

BBA teams up with SpecifiedBy to support use of approved building products

The British Board of Agrement is working with website SpecifiedBy to make it easier for architects and specifiers to select BBA-approved building products
roofing guidance

TRA introduce easy access roofing guidance for housebuilders

Housebuilders will benefit from roofing guidance and free technical advice and downloads with the launch of a new and improved website from the trussed rafter industry
National Building Approval

How Secured by Design’s National Building Approval works

Secured by Design (SBD) explain how their National Building Approval initiative is making building security compliance simpler, quicker and cheaper for companies and organisations commissioning construction work – and is assisting Local Authorities
tower inquiry

KPMG quits Grenfell Inquiry role amid “serious questions” over conflicts of interest

KPMG has stepped down from its role as an adviser to the Grenfell Tower inquiry after MPs, academics and campaigners raised "serious questions" about potential conflicts of interest The decision comes after an open letter claimed the firm had failed to disclose that it acts as auditor to Celotex, the...
structural warranties

Structural warranty market review: New NHBC undertakings in full effect for Christmas

Following a major review, the Competition & Markets Authority has published its final decision on the operation of the market for new home structural warranties. Geoff Wilkinson, managing director of Wilkinson Construction Consultants, examines the outcome
interim report

BSRIA calls on members & industry to support Hackitt Review

BSRIA has responded to the interim report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
thermal performance

Extreme conditions and some very heated moments: A look at what goes on behind...

Rigorous new facilities at the BBA make sure thermal insulation materials for buildings are properly tested for effectiveness and safety
permeable paving

Debunking permeable paving myths

Chris Griffiths of Marshalls challenges some of the common misconceptions about permeable paving in controlling surface water

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