Following a review of the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings, In December 2018 the Government introduced changes to the building regulations to ban combustible materials within relevant use high rise building over 18m. The government promised to review the effectiveness of [...]
Salus Approved Inspectors, North West Office based in Birkenhead, are celebrating their involvement with Owen Ellis Architects’ CEEQUAL award-winning development of Merseyrail’s Ainsdale Station. The development incorporated a ticket office, waiting facilities, booking concourse, passenger DDA toilet facilities, a new car park and wider general improvements. As part of the National [...]
We are delighted to announce that Salus Approved inspectors and the headline Sponsor of both the CE West Midlands and CE East Midlands Awards for 2020. The awards, which take place on the 3rd April and 1st May respectively, are the most significant celebration of best practice in the region and the only event that connects every element of construction working towards a built environment fit for future generations.
A new green standard for new build homes will bring an environmental revolution to home building – tackling climate change while keeping household bills low. With homes, both new and existing accounting for 20% of emissions, government committed in the 2019 Spring Statement to introducing the Future Homes Standard (FHS) in 2025 as part of the journey to meet the 2050 target to bring all its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. This target was set in law on 27 June 2019 and one of the most ambitious targets in the world.
Ministers will also consult on a new blueprint to overhaul the planning system in order to create a simpler, fairer system that works for everyone – from home owners to small and medium businesses, local communities to housing developers.
The government has also announced plans for a new National Design Code that will be published in the New Year. A new National Design Guide has been issued setting out a blueprint for how local authorities can achieve quality and great design being clear that new builds must fit into existing communities, which means they are more likely to be welcomed by residents and provide places people will love to call home.
Future Part B consultation responses issued & government consults on reducing heights of new flats requiring sprinklers The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's (MHCLG) department has become aware of a potential error in Approved Document B volume 1 2019 edition which details the provision of dampers fitted to the vents [...]
Salus Approved Inspectors are pleased to announce renewal of our Approved Inspector Professional Indemnity Insurance through Griffiths and Armour’s Approved Scheme of Insurance until the end of July 2020. Our profession has had to suffer immense pressure over recent months with some Approved Inspectors being unable to obtain insurance cover. This renewal policy is [...]
A new building regulation requirement introduced in December 2018, to ban the use of combustible materials built into and fixed to the walls of some tall buildings came into complete into effect on 21st February this year.