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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.

grenfell tower fire, Fire Safety,

Government ‘not doing enough’ in Grenfell fire response, says committee

The government has been “far too slow” in reforming the building and fire safety regime and is still not doing enough, according to a report published today (18 July).
NVF2F, cladding support,

SFS launches NVF2F system to support rainscreen installation

SFS, specialists in building envelope systems has launched its new generation NVF2F vertical cladding support system.
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Scottish Government strengthens fire safety and building standards

The Scottish Government has announced changes to its building standards, which aim to strengthen fire safety in new high rise buildings.
HPL rain screen, cladding, hockmore tower,

Oxford council to replace HPL rain screen on Hockmore Tower

Oxford City Council has decided to remove and replace the HPL rain screen on Hockmore Tower after the government confirmed that towers blocks needed to remove cladding containing the rain screen.
Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, BMMjv,

£76m contract for next phase of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

The next phase of work on the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme has been confirmed after Leeds City Council and BMMjv sign a £76m contract.
accessibility standards, disabled,

PM launches new accessibility standards for disabled people

Injustices faced by disabled people in the workplace, at home and in the community will be tackled through a new package of accessibility measures ordered by the Prime Minister.
Fatbergs, concretebergs, drainage

The facts about fatbergs

Awareness of fatbergs is at an all-time high, but that has not stopped almost half the nation choosing to pour cooking oil and fat down the kitchen sink.
flood defences,

UK saves £1.1bn a year thanks to flood defences

£1.1bn a year of flood damage is being prevented by the UK’s current network of river barriers and defences, according to recently published research.
building regulations, fire protection association, grenfell,

FPA urges further reforms 2 years after Grenfell tragedy

The Fire Protection Association has renewed its call that the government’s changes to building regulations and the so-called ban on combustible cladding do not go far enough to protect buildings.
Royal Liverpool Hospital, structural review,

Work to begin on structural repairs of Royal Liverpool Hospital

An essential programme of repairs to parts of the structure of the new Royal Liverpool Hospital is set to begin and will ensure the hospital is finished to a high standard.
BLp insurance, Mustard Wharf, BTR,

BLP Insurance wins Mustard Wharf BTR contract

BLP Insurance has been awarded a new contract with Legal & General to underwrite the Mustard Wharf Build to Rent (BTR) development in Leeds.
Forge Island, flood defence scheme,

Investigative works begin on Forge Island flood defence scheme

Rotherham Council’s Town Centre Masterplan is forging ahead as site investigation works begin on the Forge Island flood defence scheme.
aluminium composite material cladding, grenfell,

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.

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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.