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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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Government to give £200m to replace Grenfell-style cladding: Is it Enough?

The government has confirmed that it will allocate £200m to fix private tower blocks that are wrapped in combustible aluminium composite material cladding, but will it be enough? Bushbury Cladding takes a look.
Tidal defences, Great Yarmouth,

Tidal defences in Great Yarmouth gain £40m boost

Tidal defences in Great Yarmouth are to receive £40.3m for refurbishment, which will upgrade the level of protection from tidal flooding to more than 4,500 homes and businesses in the area.
external wall insulation systems,

BBA releases external wall insulation systems guidance

Building designers, specifiers and contractors working with external wall insulation systems (EWIS) have fresh technical guidance following the publication of the BBA's ‘Resistance to Wind-Load’.
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Change in Building Regulations could cost millions if not followed

New fire protection regulations are now in force. Jon Pagan, director of fire safety engineering at FIA, looks at what they mean for the construction industry
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Setting new standards in smoke control

David Mowatt, chairman of the Smoke Control Association, highlights the need to raise standards and levels of competency in relation to the design, installation and maintenance of smoke control systems in high-rise buildings.
cavity wall

Cavity wall insulation report released for Northern Ireland

Research into cavity wall insulation in social housing and private homes in Northern Ireland has been published.
Homes Act

Homes Act 2018: Is dampness back in the spotlight?

The new Homes Act will see the issue of damp and mould put firmly on the radar but, says James Berry, technical manager of the PCA.
Healthy building, Building Regulations, Steico

Building Regulations: Why they’re no longer fit for purpose

Adrian Judd, director of Steico, argues Building Regulations need to tighten up so that we build healthy buildings.
Admixtures, concrete,

The use of admixtures to waterproof concrete: Part 6

James McDonald of Cementaid discusses the testing process for water-resisting admixtures.
cladding replacement, James Brokenshire,

Government to fund £200m cladding replacement

The government has stepped in to cover the £200m bill to speed up crucial cladding replacement on around 170 private high-rise buildings.
coastal and flood resilience, environment agency,

Environment Agency urges new approach to coastal and flood resilience

The Environment Agency has said ‘we cannot win a war against water’ by building higher flood defences and has urged a new approach to ensure coastal and flood resilience.
Acoustic

Acoustic insulation creates quiet space for students near Stansted Airport

Selectaglaze glazing has helped to create a quiet, conducive space for students at a new college based near Stansted Airport.
Basement conversion

Considerations for basement conversions

Mike Jones, national waterproofing manager at Peter Cox, looks at the key issues to consider in order to deliver a successful basement conversion.
sustainable drainage, SuDs, SfA8,

Are new sustainable drainage guidelines just a drop in the ocean?

New guidelines are being introduced to set standards for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). Martin Lambley at Wavin, looks at what we can expect to see.

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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.