Home Building Control News

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.

Georgian terraces, Northumberland Square,

Landmark renovations underway on Georgian terraces in North Shields

Peter Cox has been drafted in to carry out essential maintenance work for homes in Grade II Listed Georgian terraces in Northumberland Square, North Shields.
wheelchair users, Habinteg,

Two-thirds of Brits say homes are inaccessible for wheelchair users

Over two-thirds of people in Britain say their homes are inaccessible for wheelchair users, according to a new YouGov poll commissioned by Habinteg.
Birmingham Flood Expo, StormMeister, flood protection,

StormMeister attends this year’s Birmingham Flood Expo

StormMeister attended this year’s Birmingham Flood Expo, the world’s largest exhibition and conference designed to help the most progressive flood professionals.
Alpha Insurance, homeowners,

Mixed news for homeowners covered by Alpha Insurance

Since the FSCS announced that they would be paying compensation to Alpha Insurance latent defects policyholders, thousands of homeowners have been seeking alternative cover.
Building control teams launch Central Building Control Partnership, Building control,

Building control teams launch Central Building Control Partnership

The building control teams from six Midlands councils have teamed up to share their knowledge and expertise.
Southsea Coastal scheme, flood defence,

Contractor revealed for £100m Southsea Coastal scheme

VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster joint venture, VSBW, has been appointed as the principal contractor for delivering the Southsea Coastal Scheme worth £100m.
flood defence,

£62m flood defence funding to support communities in England

Environment secretary Theresa Villiers has announced a new round of flood defence investment for communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England.
The Weston, RIBA Yorkshire Awards, Bretton Hall

SFS’s The Weston wins four RIBA Yorkshire Awards

The Weston at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park has won four RIBA Yorkshire Awards and has now been shortlisted for the 2019 RIBA Stirling prize.
high-rise blocks, sprinklers,

Government announces sprinkler review for high-rise residential blocks

Residents are to benefit from safer homes under plans that would see sprinklers installed in new high-rise residential blocks of flats, the Government has revealed.
Housing repairs, Wates

Wates extends housing repairs contract in Birmingham

Wates reveals its contribution to Birmingham as the business extends its contract to deliver housing repairs and maintenance across the city.
Signage, Accessibility,

Accessibility implications when choosing the design of signs

Ian Streets from About Access discusses signage and the importance of accessibility implications when choosing the design of signs.
climate change, insulation,

Architects must help mitigate effects of climate change, says Actis

With the UK experiencing its highest-ever temperatures last week, insulation specialist Actis is reminding architects that it has a small part to play in helping mitigate the effects of climate change.
fatberg, waste disposal,

UK fatberg awareness is increasing – but action is still needed

The public is becoming more aware of how their everyday habits contribute to serious drain and sewer blockages – but more needs to be done to actually address the problem, argues Michelle Ringland from Lanes Group.
Timber frame, construction, TRADA

Site checking timber frames to ensure high-quality work

While modern timber frame buildings are usually factory-made, a successful project still requires every aspect of the on-site construction process to be completed to high standards of workmanship.

Related Guides & Reviews

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.