Category: Building Regulations

Councils urge MPs to prevent Building Safety Bill creating ‘two-tier’ safety system
Building Regulations

Councils urge MPs to prevent Building Safety Bill creating ‘two-tier’ safety system

The Local Government Association is urging MPs to back amendments to the Building Safety Bill – tabled by LGA Vice President Daisy Cooper MP – …

CIOB RESPONDS TO HOUSING SECRETARY’S PROPOSAL
Building Regulations

CIOB RESPONDS TO HOUSING SECRETARY’S PROPOSAL

On Monday 10th of January, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the RT Hon Michael Gove MP, outlined his proposals aimed …

Government To Make Developers Pay For Costs Of Cladding Crisis In New Measures Announced
Building Regulations

Government To Make Developers Pay For Costs Of Cladding Crisis In New Measures Announced

Experts Say Announcement Could Mean More False Hope For Leaseholders Developers have been given an early March deadline to create a fully funded plan of …

Building Safety – 2021 Reflections and Projections
Building Regulations

Building Safety – 2021 Reflections and Projections

By partner Simon Lewis, managing associate Michelle Essen and socilitor Ryan Lavers What a year it’s been for building safety The construction sector has seen a …

BUREAU VERITAS URGES DEVELOPERS TO AVOID THE RISK OF COSTLY DELAYS AHEAD OF THE INTRODUCTION OF GATEWAY REQUIREMENTS
Building Regulations

BUREAU VERITAS URGES DEVELOPERS TO AVOID THE RISK OF COSTLY DELAYS AHEAD OF THE INTRODUCTION OF GATEWAY REQUIREMENTS

Introduced to Parliament in June 2021, the Building Safety Bill establishes a new regime that will overhaul the building safety system in England and Wales. …

AECOM statement on new building regulations
Building Regulations

AECOM statement on new building regulations

AECOM director David Ross said: “AECOM provided strategic and technical support to DLUHC in its development of the changes to Part L (conservation of fuel …

Grenfell Inquiry: Grenfell driven by “agenda of deregulation”
Building Regulations

Grenfell Inquiry: Grenfell driven by “agenda of deregulation”

The Fire Brigades Union lawyer for the inquiry has placed central importance on the “agenda of deregulation, privatisation and marketisation” as causing the disaster. Martin …

PART L CHANGES TURN UP THE HEAT FOR GREATER ENERGY EFFICIENCY WINDOWS
Building Regulations

PART L CHANGES TURN UP THE HEAT FOR GREATER ENERGY EFFICIENCY WINDOWS

Andy Swift, sales and operations manager for ISO-Chemie, says changes to Part L of the building regulations will see housebuilders increasingly consider alternative ways to …

Budget 2021: £5bn will be made available to remove unsafe cladding from the highest risk buildings, declares Rishi Sunak
Building Regulations

Budget 2021: £5bn will be made available to remove unsafe cladding from the highest risk buildings, declares Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak has announced the Government’s £5bn commitment to remove unsafe cladding from the highest risk buildings, which he says will be partly funded by …

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 …