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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.

cladding replacement, James Brokenshire,

Government to fund £200m cladding replacement

The government has stepped in to cover the £200m bill to speed up crucial cladding replacement on around 170 private high-rise buildings.
coastal and flood resilience, environment agency,

Environment Agency urges new approach to coastal and flood resilience

The Environment Agency has said ‘we cannot win a war against water’ by building higher flood defences and has urged a new approach to ensure coastal and flood resilience.
Acoustic

Acoustic insulation creates quiet space for students near Stansted Airport

Selectaglaze glazing has helped to create a quiet, conducive space for students at a new college based near Stansted Airport.
Basement conversion

Considerations for basement conversions

Mike Jones, national waterproofing manager at Peter Cox, looks at the key issues to consider in order to deliver a successful basement conversion.
sustainable drainage, SuDs, SfA8,

Are new sustainable drainage guidelines just a drop in the ocean?

New guidelines are being introduced to set standards for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). Martin Lambley at Wavin, looks at what we can expect to see.
Caltite system

Reinforced concrete waterproofing and corrosion protection

Cementaid Everdure CALTITE System. Hydrophobic and Pore-blocking Ingredient (HPI) for Membrane-Free, Truly Waterproof Structural Concrete.
Flood doors

When is a flood door not a flood door?

Issues can arise with flood doors relate to more than just their functionality in flood protection, however, residential flood doors need to be easy to operate with standard handle forces and an easy to lock operation.
underfloor systems

How to air condition commercial office space

This article explores the adaptability of air conditioning systems and their application to commercial office space.
accessible loos, structural warranty,

Time to flush out the poor design of accessible loos

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, urges designers to consider the needs of disabled people when planning essential facilities.
NGSA, flood and coastal, engineering,

Eight engineering firms share £2.6bn flood defence network

The Environment Agency has chosen eight engineering firms for its £2.6bn supplier framework, which will promote innovative ways of mitigating flood risk.
Flood and coastal

Jacobs appointed to protect communities from flood erosion

Jacobs has been appointed to provide professional services of the Environment Agency’s new CDF to help protect communities and businesses from flood and coastal erosion.
steel framing system, FIS, SCI,

FIS and SCI to launch steel framing system guide

FIS and the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) is to launch the much-awaited Steel Framing System (SFS) guide on 16 May.
Construction products, Hackitt,

Construction product sector must regain confidence, says CPA

Peter Caplehorn, deputy chief executive and policy director at Construction Products Association (CPA) takes a look at how the Hackitt review has impacted the construction products sector.
Grenfell Tower fire, PI policy,

Grenfell Tower Fire – The law of unintended consequences

The Grenfell Tower fire was a disaster which affected many people in this country. For town planners, building designers, building control, and contractors it marked a very low point in our industry’s history and evolution.

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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.