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Council Leaders and Mayors Call for Powers on Zero Carbon Housebuilding

COUNCIL LEADERS AND MAYORS from across England have written to the government calling for powers over the efficiency of new homes to stay with...

Construction Professionals Urged to Act Swiftly on Part L Consultation

THE DEADLINE for the government's consultation on revisions to Part L and Part F is imminent. This is prompting insulation specialist Actis into reminding...

New Non-Combustible Upstand Insulation Board

SPECIALIST FLAT ROOF INSULATION supplier, Quantum Insulation Ltd has announced the addition of Rockface A2, a non-combustible upstand insulation board for inverted roof applications,...

Over Half of Local Authorities Already Enforcing Higher Building Standards

TODAY the Solar Trade Association (STA) has published new research on local authority building standards, revealing which have made efforts to go above national...

New Building Regulations Consultation and Future Homes Standard

THE GOVERNMENT has launched a consultation on building regulations paving the way for a new green standard for new build homes, called the Future Homes...

EPIC is the First Trade Body to Support ‘100% Hackitt’

Engineered Panels in Construction (EPIC) has thrown its full weight behind the ‘100% Hackitt’ campaign to help drive the industry to adopt all 53...

New Handbook Offers Updated Guidance on Loft Conversion Building Regulations

The Construction Products Association and RIBA have teamed up to offer up to date, comprehensive guidance in the latest Loft Conversion Handbook. The new Loft...

“The public are still waiting for answers “ – RIBA...

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today, Thursday 18 October 2018, responded to the Government’s consultation on fire Building Regulations, Approved Document...

Hackitt Calls for Tougher Building Regulations and Real Penalties

It has taken a tragedy to wake everyone up to the need for change in construction industry culture, according to Dame Judith Hackitt, author...

Building Product Fire Safety Testing is Condemned as Utterly Inadequate

Research conducted on behalf of the insurance industry in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire has exposed the utter inadequacy of the laboratory...