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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Building control on the political agenda

Paul Wilkins, Chair of the ACAI provides an update to the latest developments within building control and the role of Approved Inspectors in this increasingly politicised arena… These are indeed interesting times for us in the building control world with a number of new initiatives, political interest in our role,...
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CRA updates concrete repair standards

The Concrete Repair Association has released an update to the Standard Method of Measurement for Concrete Repair… Updated guidance has been published to assist the origination of clearer Bills of Quantities for concrete repair work. This will provide a uniform basis for measuring concrete repair. The document, which was released by...
Avant Garde

NHBC Building Control – celebrating 30 years

As NHBC celebrates its 30th anniversary, Diane Marshall, Head of Technical Services, looks back over the last 30 years, and how the changes implemented by the Housing Standard Review will impact the house building industry… In 1985, NHBC launched its Building Control service as the UK was on its way...
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The structural warranty safety net

Andrew MacLeod, Partner at Robin Simon outlines how the structural warranty provides a safety net for our most valuable assets… Mortgage lenders require newly built or converted residential property to be covered by a building standards indemnity scheme, also commonly referred to variously as structural warranties, new home warranty schemes,...
Innovation

Prefabricated timber frame party wall system to be developed

Plans for the first prefabricated timber frame party wall system are among the first projects set to be developed via funding from the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre… Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) launched in 2014 with the aim of developing and supporting innovation in the construction sector. It receives backing...

Access awareness brings bottom-line benefits

Awareness is the key to opening up buildings and facilities to disabled people. If you know what sort of needs disabled people have, and how those needs can be met – and denied – then you have a better chance of ensuring your organisation is inclusive.
NHBC updates guidance for leaky basements

NHBC updates guidance for leaky basements

An extra chapter has been added to the technical standards for waterproofing basements following widespread problems… The National House Building Council (NHBC) has added a new section to the 2016 edition of the NHBC Standards pertaining to basements. Leaky basements are becoming a significant problem in new homes, with the issue...
Planning and Building Control Today Northern Ireland is now live!

Planning and Building Control Today Northern Ireland is now live!

Welcome to the September edition of Planning and Building Control Today – Northern Ireland.
New partnership for building quality launched

New partnership for building quality launched

Two major construction organisations have forged a new partnership that will recognise quality builders… The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and Local Authority Building Control (LABC) have launched a new partnership to recognise building quality. The FMB is the largest construction employers’ organisation. Together with the LABC, which provides building control...
Concrete strengthens resilience to fire and floods

Concrete strengthens resilience to fire and floods

Engineering resilience needn’t be rocket science. The challenge for designers is to be aware of the issues, and to think ahead, as Jenny Burridge and Guy Thompson from The Concrete Centre explain…   In fire, concrete performs well – both as an engineered structure, and as a material in its own...
BSRIA has relaunched a topic guide for airtightness as part of a drive to provide information and answer key questions…

Airtightness topic guide published

BSRIA has relaunched a topic guide for airtightness as part of a drive to provide information and answer key questions… The first release of the BSRIA’s ‘At a Glance’ series is now available and will cover the topic airtightness. This is defined in the guide as the “uncontrolled flow of air through gaps...
Landscape industry CDM 2015 guidance agreed

Landscape industry CDM 2015 guidance agreed

CDM 2015 guidance has been agreed between the Landscape Industry and the Health and Safety Executive… The Landscape Institute and Health and Safety Executive have agreed guidance relating to the application of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The guidance involves  landscape and maintenance works. The guidance will see the...
Update for building standards

Update for building standards

Building standards are set to undergo a consultation to develop a new framework for BREEAM assessment… A consultation will take place on a draft Strategic Ecology Framework (SEF), it has emerged. Experts from the horticulture and landscape sector will give their views to develop ecological criteria for the Building Research...
Taking the Building Regulations Online

Taking the Building Regulations Online

The team at SpecifiedBy recently converted the Building Regulations Approved Documents for England & Wales into web format. Founder Darren Lester talks through some of the benefits of this format…

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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.