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.

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Creating a warm and safe study environment with secondary glazing

Selectaglaze’s purpose-made secondary glazing offers the performance and security to help create ideal spaces for learning and research.
Building control bodies,

Building control bodies should continue site inspections, says Government

Building control bodies should continue to undertake regular site inspections to ensure that work continues to meet building regulations’ requirements, says the government.
Building Regulations,

Built to last? Building Regulations and improving fire resiliency

When it comes to fire risk, we mustn’t confuse regulatory compliance with property resilience, says Tom Roche, senior consultant for international codes and standards at FM Global.
wayfinding system,

Signage is just the start of your wayfinding strategy

A well-designed wayfinding system can save time and reduce costs.
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Ventilation industry will play ‘crucial role’ in wake of COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, every healthcare facility in the UK should adopt clean air technologies and strategies, urges the BESA.
air quality, COVID-19

Indoor humidity regulations will reduce burden of COVID-19

As the UK sits in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, PBC Today speaks to Dr Stephanie Taylor on how public buildings can become a key mechanism for fighting the virus by managing air quality.
NH3 bracket, SFS

SFS launches new building envelope bracket

SFS has launched the latest iteration of its leading building envelope bracket, the NH3, helping to boost efficiency and decrease installation time.
building safety,

Sprinkler systems mandatory in new high-rise blocks

Mandatory sprinkler systems and consistent wayfinding signage in all new high-rise blocks of flats over 11 metres tall are among the new measures to further reform the building safety system.
Acoustics, ventilation and overheating,

Acoustics, ventilation and overheating: The mechanics of delivery

Dr Anthony Chilton discusses the Association of Noise Consultants’ new Acoustics, Ventilation and Overheating Residential Design Guide.
HVAC systems,

HVAC must be allowed to help essential services deal with COVID-19

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems must be allowed to play their role in helping essential services deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, according to REFCOM.
secondary glazing, Selectaglaze

Selectaglaze raises sustainability in the Lake District

Jesus Church in Troutbeck, a village in the Lake District, had secondary glazing installed to improve the thermal efficiency of its thirteen lancet-shaped stained-glass windows.
building management, coronavirus

BESA releases building management guidance amid coronavirus crisis

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has moved to support the construction industry by releasing detailed guidance on building management through the outbreak.

New fire safety bill to empower fire and rescue services

The new Fire Safety Bill builds on action taken to ensure that people feel safe in their own homes, and a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower fire never happens again.
School of Fine Art in Leeds, secondary glazing,

Granada delivers secondary glazing at the School of Fine Art in Leeds

Granada’s secondary glazing has helped to deliver comfortable and creative inspiration for art students the School of Fine Art in Leeds.

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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.