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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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Industry bodies welcome new safety policies for high-rise blocks

The CIOB, the RICS and the RIBA have welcomed Government measures which ensures more high-rise blocks will be fitted with sprinkler systems and safety signs.
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Case study: Secondary glazing installed in 250 year-old Granary

Selectaglaze's secondary glazing was installed in 250 year-old Granary, Hindmarsh Hall, to provide enhanced thermal insulation.
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Calls for ban on combustible materials go a step further

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is recommending the government extends the ban on the use of combustible materials to a wider range of buildings, including care homes, halls of residence and schools.
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Don’t forget disabled people when planning for social distancing

Access consultant, Ian Streets says we must not forget disabled people when planning for social distancing.
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£1bn Building Safety Fund to remove dangerous cladding

The government has launched its £1bn Building Safety Fund to remove dangerous cladding from high-rise buildings.
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‘Pay attention’ to ventilation hygiene after Covid-19

Building managers should look after the hygiene of their ventilation systems in the wake of Covid-19, urges a group of industry experts.
Air quality,

Air quality expert warns against false technology claims

There are a lot of ‘false claims’ being made to drive demand for indoor air quality solutions in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, warns Nathan Wood from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
accessibility,

A balancing act between accessibility and authenticity

The aim of accessibility is to make reasonable adjustments to try to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.
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Councils pledge to resume unsafe cladding removal during Covid-19

Leaders from 25 councils across the UK have pledged to ensure vital building safety work, including the removal of unsafe cladding on high-rise buildings, continues in the face of Covid-19.
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Secondary glazing supports £4m restoration of London pub

Selectaglaze assisted the refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Fellowship Inn in Bellingham South London, a semi-derelict pub that has recently been repurposed as a new cultural centre for the local community and beyond.
moisture imbalance,

The value of fresh air and its impact in Covid-19 pandemic

The Property Care Association (PCA) explores the value of rectifying moisture imbalance in buildings to help combat future pandemics.
flood protection,

Flood protection innovations tackle the threat of rising tides

StormMeister®, founded in 2010 by William M Snape, offers a wide range of innovative products and services dedicated to flood protection.
indoor air quality,

Scientists urge WHO to review indoor air quality in wake of Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) must take swift action to establish global guidance on indoor air quality to reduce the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses in buildings, urges a new petition.
basement conversions, Building Regulations,

Building Regs and basement conversions

James Berry of the Property Care Association looks at the importance of Building Regulations and supporting Approved Documents covering underground structures.

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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.