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.

Smart security, estate security, security strategy,

Estate security management

Justin Freeman, technical manager of the Master Locksmiths Association, offers some advice on keeping estate security at its peak.
Accessible environments, inclusive, accessible toilets,

Embracing the rewards of creating inclusive accessible environments

With the government recently announcing plans to make Changing Places toilets mandatory in all new large public buildings, Nicholas Bungay, director of strategy and external affairs at Habinteg, examines how to ensure venues are open to everyone.
Approved inspectors, LABC, building control,

A level playing field for Approved Inspectors

The Welsh government’s rejection of proposals to only allow LABC building inspectors to oversee high-rise residential buildings recognises the important role Approved Inspectors play in this key area of building control, argues Paul Wilkins.
building regulations, ACAI,

ACAI responds to MHCLG committee sessions on building regulations

The House of Commons MHCLG Committee has taken evidence from Dame Judith Hackitt and Housing Minister Kit Malthouse on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
Happy by Design, Mental health,

Designing buildings to improve mental health

We must take the lead on designing for mental health, writes Ben Channon, senior architect at Assael Architecture and author of Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing.
high rise blocks,

Government’s progress on dangerous cladding a “national shame”

Shadow secretary of state for housing, John Healey, questioned the House of Commons on the action taken by the Government on high-rise residential blocks with dangerous cladding.
Resin repairs

Resin repairs for decayed timbers

Resin repairs offer a practical, quick and cost-effective option for the repair of decayed large sectioned timbers.
UFH systems,

Technical advice: Underfloor heating & floor screeds

Warranty provider Premier Guarantee provides guidance on the key considerations for designing and installing UFH systems embedded in floor screeds.
cladding and insulation,

Grenfell panels ‘55 times more flammable’ than safer alternative

The first in-depth study of the cladding and insulation used on Grenfell Tower has uncovered significant differences in flammability and smoke toxicity between the products used and least combustible products available.
Everdure Caltite

Well-known office buildings with basements waterproofed using Everdure Caltite

With ever-increasing land prices in cities and planning restrictions on city expansion, basements are becoming a must for almost every new office building.
Masonry

Rainwater penetration and reducing heat loss

Peter Cox Ltd, the UK's leading Damp, Woodworm, Rot and Rising Damp specialists, details its masonry solution to reduce rainwater penetration and combat heat loss
Building envelope

Creating better buildings

The latest generation of mechanical fastening solutions for the building envelope is enabling architects to create better buildings.
Secondary Glazing

At risk buildings meet modern standards with secondary glazing

Buildings at risk range from those that are virtually on the point of collapse to those that are vacant, but can also be inhabited buildings.
Flood protection, property level,

Property Level Protection: The state of the market

Millions of homes are at risk of flooding, yet take-up of property resilience measures still faces a number of barriers. Aquobex examines the market.

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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.