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Building Development and Control Manager...

Based in Clitheroe, the offices of Ribble Valley Borough Council are just minutes from some of England’s finest countryside (most of its 226 square miles is designated as an Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty). We are also a short drive from Preston and well connected to the national motorway network by the M6 ​​and M65. […]

Why Building Control Professionals Need ...

The Building Security Act is currently being passed by Parliament and Royal Assent is expected in 2022. So what does this mean for the building control profession and what should every surveyor do in building control now to prepare? These are the questions LABC CEO Lorna Stimpson has a simple answer for. “Prove you’re competent,” […]

High standards of professionalism for bu...

ICW Group, with offices in London, Belfast and South Shields, operates across the UK, providing high quality building warranties and building control services The company has earned an enviable reputation as a reliable partner for builders, developers, brokers and owners. In addition to providing Level A warranties, ICW offers CICAIR Approved Building Control services to […]

Employment as a Building Control Technic...

The role We need a highly motivated and customer focused individual to work as part of our technical support team within the building control department. Based in Twickenham, the team provides administrative and technical support to professional building control officers undertaking a wide range of building control tasks. The successful candidate will be part of […]

Local Building Control Team Wins Gold at...

The Cambridge City, South Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire building control service won the top prize at a national awards ceremony. 3C Building Control, the local service that verifies that new buildings are designed and built safely and in compliance with environmental standards, won gold in the “Efficiency and Effectiveness” category at the iESE Public Sector Transformation […]

Experts Denounce Attack on Lagos Buildin...

The Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), Lagos State Branch, yesterday deplored the recent attacks on officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and the Construction Authority. Lagos State Physical Development Permit (LASPPPA) in the Ajao area of ​​Lagos. He urged residents to refrain from such behavior in the interest of […]

Building control news and training

Keep up to date with building control news Amendments to Approved Documents The revised Parts F and L and new Parts O and S of the Building Regulations come into force on June 15, 2022. Even if an application is filed before June 15, 2022, ALL parcels in this application must start on site with […]

Government considered replacing building...

The Grenfell Inquiry heard that removing building control and replacing it with insurance was an option being considered by the government as part of its drive to cut red tape. Wednesday’s hearing showed a briefing pack drafted by officials to prepare Deputy Minister Andrew Stunell for a meeting with Cabinet Minister Oliver Letwin in May […]

Inside Housing – News – Government consi

The details emerged when Bob Ledsome, deputy director of building regulations between 2011 and 2018, testified on Wednesday. A briefing pack was compiled by his division ahead of Deputy Minister Andrew Stunell’s appearance at a meeting with Oliver Letwin, who led the Cabinet Office bureaucracy challenge in May 2012. Mr Stunell was due to be […]

Kwara proposes to create a building cont...

Posted February 21, 2022 Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has challenged construction industry professionals to develop new security techniques to mitigate the relentless building collapse in Nigeria. The governor also hinted at state plans to create a building control agency. He was speaking at a one-day symposium organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban […]

Building control services we provide

Tendring District Council’s Buildings Control team provide a range of services and provide constructive input as part of the development team, both through the plan assessment process and site inspection . The team is able to provide a high quality service using professional staff […]

Kwara set to establish functional buildi...

By Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The Kwara State Government is set to initiate the establishment of a functional building control agency which will inspect, approve and certify every stage of building construction in the state. State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, who was represented by State Communications Commissioner, George Olabode Towoju, made the call during a one-day […]

Assistant Building Control Inspector Job...

job description Salary scale: £30,048 to £34,209 per annum plus 15% market supplementCDI contractWorking hours: 36 hours per weekLocation: Civic Center and other locations from time to time Brent building This is a wonderful opportunity for surveyors and graduates looking to develop their skills and gain invaluable experience working within our Major Projects Team and […]

New Aylesbury Thai restaurant opening de...

A new Thai food business will open ‘by the end of this week’ after a ‘building control’ delay. Thailicious, a Thai restaurant and takeaway service, hoped to open its doors to customers in Aylesbury town center in the first week of February. However, they said “building control” had delayed opening plans for restaurant customers. Read […]

Take the first step in a career in build...

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Charlotte Turner shares her experience as a building control apprentice through the Assent’s Degree Apprenticeship program Charlotte entered the Assent’s Degree Apprenticeship program in September 2020. From an early age, Charlotte knew she wanted a career in construction and found that the opportunities in building control were a perfect fit […]

Council building control team wins top p...

Wiltshire Council’s Building Control team won the award for Best Partnership with Local Authorities for Building Control at the LABC Building Excellence Grand Final. The event took place in London on Friday 28 January. The awards celebrate the achievements and building control work carried out by local authorities in the UK. The team has been […]

Government provided building control bod...

A government official wrote to the UK’s top building control body two days after the Grenfell fire asking it to refute claims that the tower’s deadly cladding panels were permitted under building regulations. of construction. Senior civil servant Brian Martin wrote to the National House Building Council (NHBC) with a “pre-prepared script” that defended the […]

Building control body approved combustib...

The UK’s largest and most influential building control body has produced guidance allowing the use of combustible coatings on high-rise buildings to reduce its workload, the Grenfell Inquiry heard. John Lewis, a fire engineer at the National House Building Council (NHBC), told Wednesday’s hearing that checking each cladding system for non-compliance was taking too long. […]

Groupe C80 acquires a building control i...

Marc Heptonstall Leeds-based construction consultancy C80 Group has acquired a provider of building control inspection services. Harrogate-based Ask Building Control will partner with YDBC, the group’s existing licensed building control inspector. The acquisition is expected to complement C80 Group’s existing range of services covering testing, energy assessment, building compliance and building services design engineering. This […]

Building Control Body Allowed Kingspan I...

A building control body has continued to allow the use of Kingspan combustible insulation on high-rise buildings despite its certificate describing it as ‘waste’. Wednesday’s hearing of the Grenfell Inquiry showed a series of emails between National House Building Council (NHBC) staff about Kingspan’s K15 insulation in the years leading up to the 2017 fire. […]

NHBC chief denies building control body ...

A building control body has denied continuing to approve the use of a combustible product in high-rise buildings because it wanted to avoid a “barrage of complaints” from customers. Tuesday’s hearing of the Grenfell Inquiry was told how the National House Building Council (NHBC) has continued to accept the use of Kingspan K15 insulation in […]

Building control body denies taking a ‘b

A building control body has denied taking a ‘benevolent’ attitude towards a combustible cladding product used on Grenfell Tower because it was facing financial difficulties. Local Authority Building Control (LABC) education manager David Ewing said there was “very little profit” from the body’s decision to repeatedly issue misleading certificates for the Kingspan K15 insulation. Monday’s […]

Building control body joked about ‘hot’

A former chief executive of a building control body has joked that the issuance of a misleading certificate for a combustible insulation product used on Grenfell Tower has been ‘burning for a LONG TIME’. Lorna Stimpson was referring to a certificate issued by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) for Kingspan’s K15 insulation which incorrectly […]

Building control body sought sponsorship...

A building control body ignored repeated warnings about a ‘misleading’ certificate for a Kingspan combustible insulation product while seeking a sponsorship deal with the company, the Grenfell inquiry heard. Local Authority Building Control (LABC), which represents municipal building control inspectors, had granted Kingspan’s K15 insulation a certificate stating that it was ‘limited combustibility’. The phenolic […]

Award Nomination for NMD Building Contro...

The joint North Devon and Mid Devon District Council building control team has been nominated by their clients for a prestigious national award. NMD Building Control is proud to be nominated for the Building Control Team of the Year category in the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Awards. LABC represents all local authority […]

KP to Establish Land-Use & Building Cont

PESHAWAR: The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will establish a Provincial Land Use and Building Control Authority to manage land ownership, acquisition, rental and disposal of property. The proposed authority would be established under the KP’s proposed Land Use and Building Control Act 2021. A bill has already been tabled in the provincial assembly for […]

Breaking: Lagos sets up probe panel and ...

Segun James The Lagos State Government is setting up an independent panel to investigate the collapse of the 21-storey high-rise building on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi. It was then that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered the indefinite suspension of the CEO of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mr. Gbolahan Oki. Nine other people were also […]

Illegal construction: Lagos Building Con...

Segun James The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has taken its enforcement action in the town of Sapata along the Eti-Osa regional road in the Ibeju-Lekki region of the state , where more than 40 residential buildings were sealed off for violating state building construction law. Commissioner for Land Use Planning and Urban Development, […]

Your partner of choice for guarantees an...

ICW Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of building warranties and building control services, strives to be the partner of choice, delivering a fresh approach to the market with high levels of customer service The company has maintained a positive outlook for the past 18 months during a period of continued market challenges. This […]

Seeing is believing – Women can power th

The current skills shortage in the built environment and building control has left the industry looking for new talent. There is a real opportunity to fill this gap with women, says Jane Keely, director at Assent Building Control It’s no secret that the construction industry has been in the grip of a growing skills crisis […]

Fitness for Practice Update Series: Dual...

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland (RIAI) recently won a double suit under the Building Control Act 2007 (the “Act”) . SCSI has welcomed the outcome of its first prosecution and conviction as a registration body for professional surveyors. In this case, a Dublin man was found […]

Ribble Valley Council’s award-winning bu

Ribble Valley Borough Council building surveyors Jimmy Mulkerrin and Steve Clarkson. With their knowledge and experience, the four-person team will support you at every stage of your project, starting with free building control advice. They will ensure that your project complies with building regulations, checking all aspects of construction including foundations, waterproofing, structure – such […]

The Role of Building Control in Hazardou...

Unsafe structures can arise due to neglected buildings, poorly executed construction work, extreme weather events, and many other causes. LABC explores the role building control teams play in combating dangerous structures Building control is a professional discipline that works behind the scenes as part of the wider building design and construction team to help ensure […]

The news of town planning and project ma...

Statement by Cllr McDermott on former ABC Cinema site The planning and transportation portfolio holder has released a statement regarding recent news regarding the former ABC Cinema site. Scheduling validation updates Bi-weekly update on planning validation status. The cinema site at Royal Tunbridge Wells It has been announced that the former ABC cinema site in […]

People-focused building control systems ...

Kimco has been putting its people first for 38 years and has no plans to stop. Founded in Kelowna with regional offices in Penticton and Cranbrook, the HVAC, automation and electrical systems company has made the BC interior its family tree. With three owners who started as employees themselves, this family-run business understands the needs […]

Windsor & Maidenhead leave Wokingham Bui

The Royal Borough will separate from a building control service shared with a neighboring local authority for internal service. The internal building control department performs building inspections and checks important features while work or block alterations are taking place in homes or commercial premises. These cover the structure of a building and fire safety. READ […]

Planning and construction control

Local application plan We have adopted a Local Enforcement Plan which sets out how we will monitor the implementation of planning permits, investigate suspected cases of unauthorized development and take action as necessary. Show local application blueprint Please note that this document may not be suitable for users of assistive technologies. We will soon offer […]

Inside Housing – News – Hundreds of buil

The number of building control inspectors employed by councils has fallen by 27.4% over the past decade, according to new research by Inside the housing reveals. Image: Getty dividing lines The number of building control inspectors employed by councils has fallen by 27.4% over the past decade, new research from @insidehousing reveals #UKhousing Freedom of […]

Inside Housing – Insight – The Vanishing

His colleague Martin Taylor, director of regulatory policy, adds that a large number of authorities now operate a shared service which has “inevitably” reduced staff in some cases, but he points to the high level of competence of the remaining investigators. But even with high skill levels, isn’t there an impact to simply having fewer […]

Why did Building Control mark flammable ...

Published: 08:53 March 29, 2021 Update: 10:06 am March 29, 2021 A “race to the bottom” means buildings with fire safety flaws have been declared safe, experts say. Building inspections to check whether buildings meet the stricter post-Grenfell rules reveal that many did not even meet the old pre-Grenfell standards, let alone the new ones. […]

Sindh Buildings Control Authority Eases ...

RESIDENCE > Local Requests typically take 30 days SAMAA | Web desktop – Posted: March 29, 2021 | Last update: 10 months ago Posted: March 29, 2021 | Last update: 10 months ago Workers work at a construction site in Karachi, Pakistan, February 25, 2016. Photo: AFP The Sindh Building Control Authority has made the […]

Planned 4% rise in building control fees...

Government rolls back changes due to ‘construction pressure’ A planned 4% increase in fees and charges for building checks has been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Changes to building control regulations were due to be discussed in Tynwald this week. However, the government withheld the change due to the ‘pressures’ facing the construction […]

Inside Housing – News – Government asks

Building control bodies have been instructed by the government to review their assessments of a widely used Kingspan insulation product after the company withdrew fire safety test reports. The aftermath of a safety test involving K15 carried out in 2017 (Pictured: Grenfell Tower inquiry) dividing lines Building control bodies have been instructed by the government […]

Letter to building control bodies and fi...

Building insulation manufacturer Kingspan confirmed as part of the Grenfell Tower investigation that it had withdrawn three test reports of exterior wall systems, including its K15 phenolic foam insulation product. The three retracted tests relate to the K15 with cement particle board (2005); K15 with “standard” quality HPL (2014) and K15 with terracotta tiles (2014). […]

Inside Housing – News – Building control

News04.03.216:20 p.m. GMTby Dominic Brady Kingspan tricked a local council building control inspector into obtaining a certificate wrongly identifying one of its products as suitable for use on high-rise buildings, the Grenfell Tower inquiry heard. David Jones, appearing before the inquest via video, signed Kingspan’s LABC certificate dividing lines The company whose insulation was used […]

How to Create a Building Control App

Not sure how to create a building control app? Take a look at this guide from building warranty experts, Garantie Premier What is a building control app? If you plan to carry out construction work as defined in Article 3 of the Building Regulations, a building control will be necessary. The building screening process ensures […]

Grenfell insulation company ‘took advant

The company that made the flammable insulation fitted to Grenfell Tower ‘took advantage’ of confusion from a key building control body to obtain a fire safety certificate saying its product was safe for use on buildings of great height. Former Celotex product manager Jonathan Roper admitted yesterday that he failed to correct a misunderstanding about […]

Inside Housing – News – RBKC building co

Building control checks to assess whether the renovation of Grenfell Tower complied with building regulations included a series of ‘fundamental failures’, an expert witness to the inquest said. Beryl Menzies, expert witness in the Grenfell Inquiry (Picture: Grenfell Tower Inquiry) dividing lines Building control checks to assess whether the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower complied with […]

Council building control manager denies ...

Last week the inquest into the 2017 blaze, which killed 72 people, heard that a member of the council’s building control team, Robert Albrow, had repeatedly raised concerns with officials regarding culture and workload. In an email Albrow sent to the council’s chief planning officer in the days following the fire, he wrote: ‘Don’t kid […]

Inside Housing – News – RBKC building co

News05.10.206:00 p.m. GMTby Dominic Brady Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) building control officer John Allen has denied accusations of a ‘culture of bullying’ in his department at the time of the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, the inquest heard . John Allen was responsible for building control at the RBKC during the refurbishment of […]

Budget cuts have left Grenfell’s buildin

John Hoban, a senior surveyor, said his workload had increased dramatically after the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) building control service lost almost half of its staff to lockdown measures. austerity. Hoban also revealed that the department’s special projects team had been disbanded, meaning ordinary surveyors were asked to take on more complicated […]

Grenfell building control officer ‘resig

One of the local authority’s building control officers responsible for overseeing the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower left his post weeks before the 2017 fire because he was ‘sick and tired’ of not being able to do his job job as he thought it should be done, the disaster inquiry heard. John Hoban told the Grenfell […]

ICW Building Control welcomes two new me...

ICW Building Control, part of the ICW Group, has hired several new members to its team as part of its ongoing expansion plans ICW Building Control has appointed Paul Rollason as Regional Manager and Mike Gibbs as Senior Building Control Inspector. Paul Rollason brings thirty years of public and private sector experience and joins ICW […]

building control

Coronavirus Update Our offices at the Cecil Ward Building are closed, but we are working remotely. Thank you for your patience as we strive to provide all of our normal services during this pandemic. Building control inspections We carry out all types of inspections, including internal inspections of occupied properties. These can be in person […]

Task Force Presents Proposals for Regula...

LEADERSHIP BODIES from across the building control industry have joined forces in the Future of Building Control Task Force to develop eleven key recommendations for the future oversight and regulation of the profession and, in fact, building control organizations themselves. The working group is made up of representatives from the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors, […]

ICW Building Control Obtains ISO 9001 Ac...

ICW Building Control, part of the ICW Group, has received ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification This internationally recognized ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification ensures that ICW Building Control’s services meet the needs of its customers through an effective quality management system. The decision to seek ISO 9001:2015 accreditation demonstrates the building control specialists’ continued commitment […]

Inside Housing – News – Drawings given t

Information about the Grenfell Tower renovation project provided to Kensington and Chelsea Council’s Buildings Control Department showed the wrong type of cladding, the public inquiry heard yesterday. Bruce Sounes giving evidence to the Grenfell Inquiry yesterday (Pictured: Grenfell Tower Inquiry) dividing lines Drawings handed over to building control showed wrong type of cladding, inquest hears […]

Industry Task Force Launches Building Co...

Leading organizations from across the building control industry have come together in the Future of Building Control Task Force to develop 11 key recommendations for the future oversight and regulation of the profession and building control bodies. buildings. The group developed proposals for regulation of the building control profession after discussion with the Ministry of […]

UK industry groups call for building con...

A group of UK industry bodies are calling for reform of the country’s building control system to ensure that building control professionals and the bodies they work for are competent and efficient. Recommendations include new unified building control legislation and an independent body to oversee professional registration and organizational audits. The call comes as the […]

11 key recommendations to transform buil...

© Beataaldridge An industry task force has unveiled 11 key recommendations for the future oversight and regulation of building control agencies Leading organizations from across the building control industry constitute the Task Force on the Future of Building Control. The group has drawn up proposals for regulating the profession of contracting authority, after consultation with […]

Building control bodies should continue ...

© Katie Nesling Building control bodies should continue to carry out regular site inspections to ensure work continues to meet building regulations requirements, says government Under new government coronavirus guidelines, building control bodies are being asked to check on ongoing construction work. The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHCLG) said that for all types […]

Building control said to continue site i...

The government has told building control inspectors they should continue to carry out on-site inspections where building work continues, despite lockdown restrictions put in place to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. New guidance issued by the government states: “Building control bodies should continue to undertake normal and regular on-site inspection activities where it can be done […]

Building control approved Grenfell witho...

Building control officers have approved completed renovations to Grenfell Tower despite never being given enough information to get a full picture of what was being built, Kensington Council have admitted & Chelsea. The council has issued an unqualified apology for failings in its building control function, after releasing evidence to the inquest showing it failed […]

Inside Housing – News – RBKC building co

Sir Martin Moore-Bick, the retired judge who is presiding over the inquiry (pictured: Grenfell Tower inquiry) The survey will be split into eight modules, with the schedule below set out at the start of the survey: a module 27 January to April 2020 The first module will examine the role, acts and omissions of the […]

Introducing the new Central Building Con...

Building control teams from six councils across the Midlands have joined forces to share their considerable knowledge and expertise. On September 12, 2019, building control teams from six local authorities launched the Central Building Control Partnership. The new service is hosted by Lichfield District Council which is joined by Tamworth Borough Council, South Staffordshire Council, […]

Inside Housing – Commentary – The buildi

Paul Timmins Paul Timmins is Executive Director of the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors As the post-Grenfell insurance crisis continues to rock the industry, Paul Timmins warns that private building control inspectors face an existential threat that demands urgent action Image: Getty dividing lines As the post-Grenfell insurance crisis continues to grip the industry, Paul […]

Building control ‘on the brink of disast

The Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI), which represents the majority of private building inspectors in the UK, said the industry is facing job losses and major project delays. Private home inspectors must hold professional indemnity and liability insurance to trade in the UK. However, following the Grenfell Tower fire, insurers are limiting cover, so […]

Inside Housing – Insight – Fall of an in

A large home inspection firm has filed for bankruptcy as an insurance crisis grips the industry. Luc Barratt explains what this means for those involved in building new homes. Photo by Alamy dividing lines A home inspection firm is on the verge of collapse as an insurance crisis engulfs the industry. @lukewbarratt explains #ukhousing Why […]

Building control ‘at crisis point’ as in

An industry trade body said building control was at a ‘crisis point’ with building inspectors being forced to stop work due to a lack of insurance cover. A spokesman for the Association of Consultants Accredited Inspectors (ACAI), which represents private building inspection bodies, said: ‘Legal regulations on professional indemnity and liability insurance are currently excessively […]

Inside Housing – News – Major building c

The National House Building Council (NHBC) has stopped accepting a controversial way to clear the coating for use on buildings. Image: Getty dividing lines Building control officers no longer accept office studies #ukhousing In response to the Grenfell Tower fire, NHBC, which claims to carry out building screening services for 80% of new homes built, […]

Devon Building Control Services work tog...

Working with local authorities across the county enables Devon Building Control Partnership to offer more choice and better quality services to its customers Devon Building Control Partnership provides building control services in three local authorities, made up of Teignbridge and South Hams District Councils and West Devon Borough Council. The area covered also includes the […]

Three Tips to Make Sure You Get Building...

Sarah Chilcott, Managing Director of Planning Portal, offers tips for getting building control approval the first time Most construction work is subject to approval by building regulations, and failure to comply can prove costly, both economically and as a waste of time better spent completing your project. These essential tips should help get building control […]

CDA revamps building control mechanisms

ISLAMABAD: In an effort to control and regularize illegal construction in the city, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is devising a new mechanism to exercise its building regulations. The regulations would be applicable in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and would particularly focus on housing schemes that are outside the CDA schemes. Previously, due to […]

Our guide to building control and buildi...

What is Building Control? The building control system exists to ensure that buildings are properly designed and constructed to ensure the health, safety, well-being and convenience of the people who use them. Building control regulates the construction of buildings so that they meet the standards set out in the building regulations. What are building regulations? […]

Planning and Building Control Today Nort...

Welcome to the September edition of Planning and Building Control Today – Northern Ireland. There is a widespread feeling that the housing shortage in the UK can only be properly addressed with the acceptance that building on our green spaces is at least an option. Brownfields canbe subject to contamination or infrastructure constraints that make […]