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Council urges landlords and homeowners to get ready for new fire safety legislation
Building Regulations

Council urges landlords and homeowners to get ready for new fire safety legislation

The City of Edinburgh Council is reminding all city landlords and homeowners that every home in the Scotland must comply with new fire safety legislation …

New-build market grinds to a halt as EWS1 argument continues to rage
Building Regulations

New-build market grinds to a halt as EWS1 argument continues to rage

The latest research by Birmingham and Newcastle-based property developer, StripeHomes, has revealed that new-build house prices boomed by as much as 20% across parts of …

Central register launched for building safety managers
Building Regulations

Central register launched for building safety managers

A new central register and a certification scheme have been launched for building safety managers following the final report and proposals for Working Group 8 …

Building Safety Bill: initial NHF response
Building Regulations

Building Safety Bill: initial NHF response

The long-awaited Building Safety Bill, published on Monday 5 July, sets out the legislation for the new building safety regulatory regime to ensure the safety of people and their homes. The Bill introduces significant changes …

NEW FIRE SAFETY ACT PROMPTS RISK ASSESSMENT REVIEW, BUREAU VERITAS TELLS DUTY HOLDERS
Building Regulations

NEW FIRE SAFETY ACT PROMPTS RISK ASSESSMENT REVIEW, BUREAU VERITAS TELLS DUTY HOLDERS

Leading safety and compliance expert, Bureau Veritas is encouraging landlords and duty holders to prepare for the Fire Safety Act 2021 which will make significant …

Building Safety Bill & more
Building Regulations

Building Safety Bill & more

The end of July marked the second reading of the Building Safety Bill in the House of Commons. There were a number of new items …

Industry reacts as government scraps EWS1 forms for buildings below 18 metres
Building Regulations

Industry reacts as government scraps EWS1 forms for buildings below 18 metres

Comment from Warwick estates… COO of Warwick Estates, Bethan Griffiths, commented: “Whilst we welcome the government’s about turn on deeming 800,000 affected flats now safe, …

BSI welcomes Building Safety Bill
Building Regulations

BSI welcomes Building Safety Bill

Following the publication of the Building Safety Bill today, I am sharing commentary from Scott Steedman, Director-General, Standards at BSI. He said: “We welcome the …

Which Type of Building Survey is Best for Commercial Properties
Building Regulations

Which Type of Building Survey is Best for Commercial Properties

Building surveys are often misunderstood by the general public as an unnecessary report relating to the purchase of a property. There’s also a misconception that …

Government responds to consultation on amendments to the Architect’s Act
Building Regulations

Government responds to consultation on amendments to the Architect’s Act

New proposals to recognise architects’ international qualifications Wider transformation of architects’ register to maintain standards Part of ongoing reforms to improve competence of professionals across …