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.

structural warranty,

How to choose a structural warranty provider

Premier Guarantee explores the varying aspects of a quality builders warranty provider and some questions you can ask during your decision process.
fire doors, safety,

Timber fire doors pass strict fire safety tests

Timber fire doors have been given a major safety endorsement after every single one passed stringent fire tests that were ordered by the MHCLG following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
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Islands of accessibility in a sea of inaccessibility

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, finds excellent examples of accessibility, but in places which are inaccessible.
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ACAI calls for clarity on future role of Approved Inspectors

The ACAI has urged the Government to clarify the role of Approved Inspectors (AIs) in its plans for a new system of building regulations.
Industry Safety Steering Group, culture change, construction industry,

ISSG reports slow progress on culture change in construction

The Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG) report says culture change has been slow in the construction industry due in part to its “fragmented nature”.
property flood resilience,

£2.9m funding to boost property flood resilience

Communities across England are set to be better protected against the impacts of flooding thanks to £2.9m of government investment, environment minister Thérèse Coffey has confirmed.

StormMeister® flood protection innovation

One of the major innovative changes to take place within StormMeister® has been the introduction and application of CAD software to its flood protection products.
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Government ‘not doing enough’ in Grenfell fire response, says committee

The government has been “far too slow” in reforming the building and fire safety regime and is still not doing enough, according to a report published today (18 July).
NVF2F, cladding support,

SFS launches NVF2F system to support rainscreen installation

SFS, specialists in building envelope systems has launched its new generation NVF2F vertical cladding support system.
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Scottish Government strengthens fire safety and building standards

The Scottish Government has announced changes to its building standards, which aim to strengthen fire safety in new high rise buildings.
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Oxford council to replace HPL rain screen on Hockmore Tower

Oxford City Council has decided to remove and replace the HPL rain screen on Hockmore Tower after the government confirmed that towers blocks needed to remove cladding containing the rain screen.
Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, BMMjv,

£76m contract for next phase of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

The next phase of work on the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme has been confirmed after Leeds City Council and BMMjv sign a £76m contract.
accessibility standards, disabled,

PM launches new accessibility standards for disabled people

Injustices faced by disabled people in the workplace, at home and in the community will be tackled through a new package of accessibility measures ordered by the Prime Minister.
Fatbergs, concretebergs, drainage

The facts about fatbergs

Awareness of fatbergs is at an all-time high, but that has not stopped almost half the nation choosing to pour cooking oil and fat down the kitchen sink.

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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.