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.

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.
Invasive weeds, Japanese Knotweed

Invasive weeds set for flowering season

Dr Peter Fitzsimons, Invasive Weed Control Group technical manager of national trade body the Property Care Association, explains the importance of being alert to alien plant species at this time of year.
structural steel, recycling, environmental benefits

A new protocol for reusing structural steel

The SCI has developed a draft protocol proposing a system of investigation and testing to support the mainstream reuse of structural steel.
Accessible homes, Habinteg Housing Association,

The looming accessible homes crisis

After publishing its recent forecast of accessible housing, Habinteg Housing Association argues we cannot afford to ignore the issue any longer.
Building safety, Grenfell Tower, fire safety,

Proposals for reforming the building safety regulatory system

Ahead of the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, the government published a consultation to create a radically new fire safety system.
Overheating, building's envelope, design

Preventing homes from overheating

Martin Twamley, UK technical manager at Steico, examines the factors behind overheating in housing and how the risks can be reduced.
Building regulation, building safety, fire safety,

Future Building Regulations: Commitment to change

David Mowatt, chairman of the Smoke Control Association, discusses Building Regulation compliance and the need for robust enforcement procedures
BS 8102, Admixtures, concrete,

The use of admixtures to waterproof concrete: Part 7

James McDonald of Cementaid discusses the importance of waterproofing admixtures that also provide damp-proofing in achieving design intent.

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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.