In 2020 /21 there were a total of 27,021 fires reported in dwellings, 24,362 of which were accidental. As shocking as the statistics are, it is important to acknowledge that over the last few years, fire incidents are gradually decreasing at a steady rate, down from 28,499 the previous year
We've created a simple e-guide which provides development teams with a convenient “one click” access to all of the current compliance guidance that you are likely to need in order to discharge your compliance responsibilities. We hope you find the guide useful.
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Have you ever sat in a room where nobody seems to be listening? You have asked for a simple timeline but the matter is becoming complicated. The Fire Strategy is incomplete because the architect’s drawings are delayed. The Engineer was supposed to have integrated the lift cores but the lift manufacturer has questioned the finishes by the Interior designer.
The last thing you need is further bureaucratic delays and complications from Building Control. In fact - you don’t need Building Control.
New Thermal Building Regulations released
Following extensive consultation the government has now published its updated Building Regulations for England which includes amendments to Approved Documents F (ventilation), and L (Conservation of fuel and power), as well as introducing a new approved document for Overheating (Part O).
The new Regulations will apply from June 2022 so applications received after that date will need to comply wit the new requirements.
The key changes are as follows:
We're pleased to welcome David Potter to our plan checking team with specialist knowledge of hospitals and schools from 35+ years in Building Control.
In his spare time he enjoys running and building his garden railway complete with full scale Signal Box and levers!
Top 5 tips on building your house extension
If you want more space or need a new room in your house for living, working or playing then an extension is a great solution. We have some advice if you’re thinking of building an extension to your house :
Let the countdown begin!
5 – Set a budget
Building Regulations in England and Wales are currently undergoing a complete overhaul with the Building Safety Bill likely to proceed into law in Spring 2022. Already the Government has introduced a series of measures for high rise residential buildings, notably the “Gateway process” which requires projects to be assessed at three key stages: