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BSI Publishes Competence Criteria for All Working on Buildings

A NEW COMPETENCE CRITERIA to encourage industry reform and minimize safety risks has been published by BSI, the UK national standards organisation.   Following two rounds...

Experts to Review Safety of Construction Materials

THE GOVERNMENT has appointed two experts to lead an independent review of the system for testing and ensuring the safety of construction materials. Former government...

Building Safety Work Stopped by Professional Indemnity Insurance Restrictions CLC Survey...

SIGNIFICANT COST increases and new restrictions on professional indemnity (PI) insurance are preventing companies taking on projects and could delay essential work on building...

Unlimited Fines for Building Owners who Breach Fire Safety Regulations

BUILDING OWNERS could face unlimited fines following new measures being brought in to strengthen fire safety, the Home Office has announced. Limitless fines will be...

Industry Reminded to Check for Kingspan K15 Products with Retracted Tests

THE GOVERNMENT has written to Building Control bodies reminding them that tests on Kingspan’s K15 insulation products have been retracted. Kingspan Insulation Ltd retracted three...

Taylor Wimpey Announces £125m for Making Current and Former Buildings Safe

ANNOUNCING ITS FINANCIAL results for the year ended 31 December 2020, Taylor Wimpey plc has pledged to meet the costs to make their apartment...

NFRC Offers Chancellor Six Point Plan Ahead of Spring Budget 

NFRC HAS PUBLISHED a Six Point Plan for the Chancellor to help support the roofing and cladding industry recover after the Covid-19 pandemic. The Chancellor...

New HSE Chief Inspector of Buildings

A NEW Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Chief Inspector of Buildings has been appointed to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR). Peter...

New Government Playbook Launched to Step Up Construction Productivity and Innovation

A NEW CONSTRUCTION playbook to make sure public sector works are delivered faster, better and greener, has been launched today. Government contracts paid for by...

‘Shameful’ Personal Indemnity Insurance Fire Carve-Outs Leave Industry Exposed

‘Shameful’ removal of fire safety from professional indemnity insurance leaves building owners uninsured in Grenfell aftermath, consultants warn. CONSTRUCTION EXPERTS have raised concerns over fire...