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.

Cladding, ACM cladding,

Cladding remediation yet to start on 45 towers

All high-rise buildings in the social sector and student buildings are now fully remediated or have work underway to remove unsafe ACM cladding, according to recent government figures.
Flood resistance, flood resilience, flood damage, risk of flooding

How to guard properties from flood damage

With more than 5m properties in England at risk of flooding, Catherine Hill of Peter Cox examines the options for protecting properties from rising waters and how to recover if the worst happens.
Flood Performance Certificates

Firm foundations for Flood Performance Certificates

The Flood Performance Certificates scheme urgently needs a firm foundation based on empirical evidence and detailed expert knowledge if it is to succeed, argues Aquobex.
uk housebuilding, ICW Group

ICW Group: Supporting the UK housebuilding sector

ICW Group marked a number of significant milestones in 2020 as it continues to expand its support of housebuilding and Modern Methods of Construction.
cladding remediation service

Colmore Tang launches cladding remediation service

Colmore Tang Construction has launched a cladding remediation service to provide a complete solution for those seeking to replace dangerous cladding.
Secondary glazing, Granada Glazing

Providing secondary glazing services to Northern Powerhouse cities

Significant inward investment into new building and regeneration projects in the North West is driving demand for specific solutions that can keep all types of buildings quieter and warmer, according to Mike Latham from Commercial Sales at Granada Secondary Glazing.
Structural warranty

ABC+ tackles rural Scotland

Structural warranty provider ABC+ Warranty has reported another high level of activity in the construction industry from new build to conversion works.
Homeworking, Hot desking, accessibility, office environment

Hot desking or homeworking, accessibility is essential

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, highlights the need to ensure accessibility in the changing post-Covid office environment.

Modernising repurposed heritage buildings with Selectaglaze secondary glazing

Selectaglaze secondary glazing can help listed buildings meet modern standards for thermal, acoustic and security performance without sacrificing their original elegance.
Secondary glazing, selectaglaze,

No horsing around when it comes to secondary glazing an office

Rodney Melville and Partners appointed Selectaglaze to install secondary glazing at the Grade I Listed Belton House stable block in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
cladding replacement work

Khan calls for £3bn cladding levy on private developers

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged the government to introduce a £3bn levy to be imposed on private property developers and housebuilders to pay for cladding replacement work.
EWS1, risk brokerage

London Belgravia to assist clients with EWS1 certification process

Specialist risk brokerage, London Belgravia has created a panel of qualified surveyors that offers the EWS1 certification process.
Fire safety bill, cladding

Fire safety bill risks ‘fuelling the cladding crisis’

The government's flagship law intended to avoid another Grenfell-type tragedy is at danger of worsening the cladding crisis that has paralysed parts of the UK housing market, warns managing director at Ringley.
PI insurance, grenfell tower

Campaign to tackle ‘shameful’ removal of fire safety from PI insurance

‘Shameful’ removal of fire safety from professional indemnity insurance leaves building owners uninsured in Grenfell aftermath, warns Ingleton Wood.
Building Safety

Building Safety proposals ‘lack requisite detail’, says British Safety Council

The government’s new building safety proposals lack ‘requisite detail’, says the British Safety Council.
secondary glazing, selectaglaze

Selectaglaze installs secondary glazing at Harris Manchester College

Selectaglaze were chosen to install secondary glazing to improve Harris Manchester College, a faculty of the University of Oxford.
access training

Online options take an inclusive approach to access training

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, takes a look at how online options take an inclusive approach to access training.
infection control, ventilation,

Ventilation and infection control of Covid-19 transmission

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the hierarchy of importance among building services and facilities management, BSRIA explores the importance of ventilation in infection control within the built environment.
Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality developments accelerated by Covid-19

The recent health crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the debate on Indoor Air Quality developments to the broader attention of the mainstream media, BSRIA explores its importance.
tower block, fire safety

Lambeth orders action over fire safety failings at private tower block

Lambeth Council has urged action over “significant fire safety deficiencies” at a private tower block in Streatham.
standards for UK housebuilders,

2021 standards for UK housebuilders launched by NHBC

Warranty and insurance provider, NHBC has launched the 2021 standards for UK housebuilders.
structural warranty,

Build-Zone secures backing from second ‘A’ rated insurer

Structural warranty provider Build-Zone, has secured capacity from a second ‘A’ rated insurer, following the recent announcement of their deal with XL Catlin, part of the AXA XL Group.
Premier

Selectaglaze improves London office environment

Premier Public Relations contacted Selectaglaze for a window improvement to their offices, to create a more agreeable working environment by reaching a higher level of thermal insulation.
Inclusive Principles,

Inclusive principles set out approach to making Covid changes accessible

The gradual reopening of the arts and entertainment sectors has prompted a collaboration aimed at ensuring disabled people are not left behind in the planning and delivery of measures to overcome the impact of Covid-19.
fasteners and fixings,

Fasteners, fixings and everything in between for fast track construction

Buildings need to come together more quickly than ever. To do so without compromising integrity and quality depends on every little detail. This detail comes right down to the fasteners and fixings that hold the building envelope together, explains David Fraser, NVELOPE® business unit manager at SFS UK.
accessible housing, accessible features, accessibility standards, Building Regulations

The reality of accessible housing during lockdown

As the government consults on how to raise accessibility standards for new homes, Nicholas Bungay of Habinteg discusses recent research into the challenges many disabled people have faced during lockdown because of a lack of even basic accessible features.

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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.