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.

regeneration of historic buildings

The sustainable regeneration of historic buildings

The sustainable regeneration of historic buildings is often seen as an oxymoron because there are several factors that act as barriers. Gordon Reid and Steven Campbell, Cundall, discuss the lessons learnt from structural and building service engineering solutions they have delivered on key historic regeneration projects.
building safety act

What immediate change can we expect from the introduction of the Building Safety Act?

BIM Today recently spoke to Dr Graham Kelly, director at BIM Academy, and Allan Binns, safety director at Ryder Architecture, about the new Building Safety Act and how this will change the built environment landscape.
RIBA CPD

Actis ticks all the ‘mandatory competencies’ boxes at RIBA CPD Providers Network event

The importance of sustainability, ethical practice and health and safety were key topics at a recent RIBA CPD Providers Network event attended by Actis specification manager Amaret Chahal.
fall protection systems

Going above and beyond fall protection systems

Given the current state of the EN 795 standard and the ever-increasing thermal performance requirements of roof systems, James Gooder, fall protection business unit manager at SFS UK, looks at the implications for fall risks and fall protection systems.
LABC technical events

Actis to deliver industry insight during year of LABC technical events

The Actis specification team is gearing up to take part in a series of monthly LABC technical events - with the first lined up to take place in late June in Dorset.
inclusive environment

Going beyond the guidance when designing an inclusive environment

From our daily dealings with minimum widths for doorways, maximum gradients for ramps and many other benchmarks, one of the main pieces of advice we would offer is when working to design an inclusive environment don’t be afraid to go beyond the guidance, says About Access.
insurance binders

Build-Zone renews two ‘A’ Rated insurance binders

Build-Zone has renewed two ‘A’ Rated insurance binders with AXA XL and Fidelis Underwriting Limited / Fidelis Insurance Ireland DAC, enabling them to continue to write Inherent Defects Insurance (IDI) and Structural Warranty business in the UK and Ireland.
safety in the built environment

Supporting compliance and safety in the built environment

With construction facing an increasingly complex regulatory system, the Construction Innovation Hub help firms navigate the evolving landscape.
building safety training course

CIBSE launches building safety training course ahead of new Building Safety Bill

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers has developed a new building safety training course focused on the Building Safety Bill, which will support building services professionals in preparing and complying with the most significant reform to building regulations in 50 years.
building safety act

Why building control professionals need to prepare NOW for the Building Safety Act

The Building Safety Bill is working its way through Parliament with Royal Assent expected sometime in 2022. So, what does this mean for the building control profession and what should every building control surveyor be doing now to prepare? These are the questions that LABC’s chief executive, Lorna Stimpson, has a simple answer for.
Structural defects warranty

Advantage Home Construction Insurance expands into Northern Ireland

With over 40 years of industry experience, structural defects warranty specialist Advantage Home Construction Insurance (AHCI) has expanded into Northern Ireland.
building control services

ICW Group: High standards of professionalism for building warranties and building control services

ICW Group, with offices in London, Belfast, and South Shields, operates right across the UK, delivering high quality building warranties and building control services.
cooling systems

Water Treatment for Closed Heating and Cooling Systems in buildings: BG 50 & VDI...

Following the 2021 release of BSRIA’s 2nd edition of Water Treatment for Closed Heating and Cooling Systems (BG 50/2021), BSRIA engineering investigations lead, Chris Thompson, addresses frequently asked questions about what BG 50 is and how it relates to the VDI 2035 standard.
Home Improvement Partnership

Barbour ABI launches Home Improvement Partnership with NHIC and FMB

Barbour ABI has teamed up with the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) to form the Home Improvement Partnership.
safe asbestos removal

IOSH advocate for safe asbestos removal in buildings

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) states that any plans for mass asbestos removal from public and commercial buildings must include detailed information on how those charged with doing the work will be protected and how it will be disposed of.
condensation in homes

Why condensation in homes is a real and present danger

Condensation in homes can cause a number of serious problems for homeowners - and it is not enough to ask people to change their lifestyle. Paul Williams, product manager at Domus Ventilation, argues a more long-term approach is needed.
building safety bill 2021

How can we improve the Building Safety Bill 2021?

Jonathan Moulam, president of the Association for Project Safety, argues that the Building Safety Bill 2021 risks becoming a missed opportunity.
Premier Guarantee Quality Recognition

West Sussex housing developments receive Premier Guarantee Quality Recognition

Dandara receives official Premier Guarantee Quality Recognition Award for their Fontwell Meadows and Paddock View developments in West Sussex.
housing industry agreement, building safety

Government reveals £5bn housing industry agreement to address building safety

Michael Gove has set a housing industry agreement, which will see developers commit a minimum of £2bn to fix their own buildings, and contribute a further £3bn through an expansion to the Building Safety bill.
Zeroignition fire protection

East Sussex Housing development uses Zeroignition fire protection

A residential housing development in East Sussex has used Zeroignition fire protection to 'protect property and save lives'.
fire risk

Fire risk assessment: Why Orbit chose award-winning Automist

Orbit Group first commissioned approved Automist installer Firemist to retrofit Plumis’ watermist fire suppression system at a basement flat in Leamington Spa following the recommendations of a person-centred fire risk assessment.
acquisition of Premier Guarantee

HSB successfully completes acquisition of Premier Guarantee

HSB (UK and Ireland) has successfully completed its acquisition of Premier Guarantee, a leading provider of structural warranty and part of the MD Group.
flood doors

StormMeister® Sustainable Flood Protection in an ever-changing climate

StormMeister® Flood Protection was founded in the UK in 2010 with the specific aim of solving the problems presented by conventional flood doors, which are difficult to operate. Today, they continue to provide protection through ever-changing climate.
social housing draft, electrical safety checks

Social Housing Draft paves the way for mandatory electrical safety checks

The Social Housing Draft regulation bill, published 29 March, will pave the way to remove inequalities in the law, whereby private tenants are protected by mandatory five-yearly electrical safety checks but social tenants are not.
poor housing in England

How can we address the cost of poor housing in England?

Addressing poor housing in England would save the NHS £1.4bn a year – it’s time we take action. Gillian Charlesworth, chief executive of BRE, explores how.
waterproofing materials

A guide to waterproofing materials in construction

Michael Jones, National waterproofing manager at Peter Cox outlines a range of waterproofing materials in construction, and the benefits they can bring if used correctly.

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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.