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.

unitised facade system, Harbour Central, Premier Guarantee, Galliard homes,

Galliard Homes choose unitised facade system

Premier Guarantee met with Galliard Homes, senior project manager, David Hughes, to discuss why they chose a unitised facade system for their development Harbour Central.
flat entrance doorsets, fire and security,

Collaboration addresses fire and security on flat entrance doorsets

In an unprecedented collaboration within the fire and security industry, three organisations with expertise in fire and security doorsets have combined their knowledge to offer guidance on flat entrance doorsets.
rainwater harvesting, suds, sustainable water management,

How can housebuilders contribute to sustainable water management?

From water saving devices and rainwater harvesting to sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), there are myriad ways in which housebuilders can contribute to sustainable water management.
Fire safety

Loud and clear: Residents’ voices must be heard post-Hackitt

Fire safety has been ramping up, that of resident engagement. Mark Varley, group head of health and safety at FirstPort, takes a look.
Acoustic soil

Acoustic soil and waste pipes are ideal use for ‘low noise’ building

Minimising noise from building services such as heating, ventilation and waste water drainage is key to helping produce a pleasant environment for the occupants as well as for neighbouring properties.
Hackitt review, Public Service Mutuals policy,

Opinion: Hackitt Review and the mutuals policy

Paul from the ACAI looks at how the Hackitt review risks reducing building control competition and how it could cause the government’s regulatory standards of Approved Inspectors to slip under the Public Service Mutuals policy.
cladding bill, Lendlease,

Lendlease finally agrees to pay £5m Manchester cladding bill

Construction company Lendlease has lost a landmark battle over who should foot a £5m cladding bill in two of Manchester's Green Quarter tower blocks.
sprinklers, LFB,

Fire Brigade urges developers to stop ignoring advice on sprinklers

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said that housing developers are “consistently ignoring” its advice on fitting sprinklers.
Reinforced concrete, Waterproofing, basements,

The use of admixtures to waterproof concrete: Waterproofing with other building elements

James McDonald of Cementaid examines the different factors that can affect the waterproofing of basements.
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.

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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.