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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Covid-19: Concerns mount over office ventilation systems

Modern office ventilation systems could impact the spread of coronavirus this winter, according to property and construction consultancy, Ingleton Wood.
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Research reveals escape of water problem in social housing

Zurich is calling on the government to increase investment in maintenance of the UK’s social housing stock, as analysis reveals there is a worrying trend in escape of water claims.
ICW Building Control

ICW Building Control welcomes two new team members

ICW Building Control, part of the ICW Group, has taken on several new team members as part of its ongoing expansion plans.
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Wates wins £7m high-rise maintenance work contract

Wates Living Space has been appointed by The Guinness Partnership to deliver maintenance work on two high rise schemes worth £7m.
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Building Safety Bill: Fundamental change or fundamentally flawed?

The publication of the Building Safety Bill last month was touted as a once in a generation opportunity to improve how buildings are designed, Richard Waterhouse, NBS’ chief strategy officer, explores the bill in more detail.
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Strathclyde researchers to develop remote building inspections

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have received £35,000 funding to develop an online platform for remote building inspection.
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Build-Zone secures backing from major A-rated insurer

Leading UK 10-year structural warranty provider, Build-Zone, has secured backing from XL Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd, part of AXA XL.
changing places

Cheer and challenges greet Changing Places announcements

The recent Changing Places Awareness Day brought two big announcements which have been welcomed by campaigners including disability charities.
fastener system,

Fasteners and heat induction technologies enable faster flat roofing installations

The construction industry and our ability to “build, build, build” is key to the UK’s economic recovery. Martyn Holloway, business development manager – flat roof at SFS, discusses how innovative fastening systems can lead to fast and reliable single-ply flat roofing installations.
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Secondary glazing enhances Plumstead Library refurbishment

Working with architects Hawkins Brown Associates LLP and main contractor Osborne Construction, 63 secondary glazed units have been installed during the remodelling and refurbishment of Plumstead Library.
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Secondary glazing transforms derelict listed rail station

As part of a £120m redevelopment scheme at Peterborough’s Fletton Quays, Granada Glazing was selected to design, manufacture and install bespoke arched secondary glazing systems to decrease this building’s carbon footprint and heat loss.
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Build-Zone: An experienced structural warranty provider

Build-Zone’s managing director, Paul Kempton, spoke to PBC Today about the structural warranty industry and why they’re best placed to underwrite your warranty.
Metis Apartments, recladding,

Rendall & Rittner to manage recladding of Sheffield’s Metis Apartments

Managing agent Rendall & Rittner has been appointed to manage the recladding of Metis Apartments in Scotland Street, Sheffield.
indoor humidity,

Managing healthy humidity in a Covid world

Dave Marshall-George of Condair looks at how businesses can adhere to guidance on indoor humidity levels post-lockdown.

Why are we failing on ventilation in existing buildings?

Good ventilation is essential in controlling damp, mould and pollutants but a lack of compliance with Building Regulations in this area is widespread. When we’re not getting it right with new builds, what hope is there for proper ventilation in existing buildings, asks James Berry of the Property Care Association.
Louvre systems,

Specifying architectural louvre systems for buildings

Effective louvre specification requires more than just going with the (air)flow, says Andy Moul, technical support manager at Construction Specialities (CS).
Building control,

Building control quality: There’s more to ICW Group than ever

ICW Group works in partnership with property developers and construction clients across the UK, providing structural warranties and approved building control inspection services to the construction industry – ensuring quality is built into every stage of a project.
Cladding remediation

Cladding remediation fund falls short of towering safety problem

Following calls for the UK government to end the “cladding nightmare” for residents of tall buildings, Fieldfisher construction partner Helen Andrews looks at how far the funding allocated to tackle the issue is likely to stretch.
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ICW Building Control achieves ISO 9001 accreditation

ICW Building Control, part of the ICW Group, has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification.
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11 key recommendations to transform building control

An industry working group has unveiled 11 key recommendations for the future oversight and regulation of the profession and building control bodies.
Indoor Environmental Quality,

Indoor Environmental Quality as a priority concern in buildings

BSRIA’s Microclimate Team leader, Dr Blanca Beato-Arribas, looks at the importance of Indoor Environmental Quality in the new age of wellbeing.
structural design defects,

Barratt discovers structural design defects at seven developments

Housebuilder Barratt has revealed seven of its developments built over 10 years ago have structural design defects which will cost around £70m to remediate.

Secondary glazing reduces noise at Bolton’s St Patrick’s Church

St Patrick’s Church is located in Bolton, Greater Manchester, it chose Selectaglaze secondary glazing to silence the busses and bypassers for a quiet and peaceful space.
structural warranty,

ICW agrees long-term deal with A-rated insurer

ICW, a leading structural warranty provider, has signed a long-term deal with insurance partner Accelerant, who have received an AM Best A- (Excellent) rating.
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Premier Guarantee strengthens insurer panel with HSB partnership

In an industry facing uncertainty, structural warranty provider Premier Guarantee has welcomed HSB to its insurer panel.
ventilation issues, public inquiry,

Start date announced for inquiry into hospital issues

Scotland’s health secretary has announced the start date for the public inquiry to examine ventilation issues at two hospitals.

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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.