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.
Salus are passionate about increased collaboration throughout the industry and this is one of the reasons we have increased our sponsorship of the Celebrating Construction Awards to now cover the whole of the Midlands region. Now also headline sponsors of the West Midlands event, we can directly contribute to championing the best of the industry throughout the Midlands and be part of a true celebration of construction in the region.
Salus are proud to be continuing our sponsorship of Sam Middlemas as he joins BPS Racing’s team Boast for the Ducati TriOptions Cup for the 2019 season.
MHCLG has published Approved Document B 2018 edition on the 18th December, albeit these are amendments and the actual revised Approved Documents are still awaited. The guidance was published on 18 December 2018 and came into effect on 21st January 2019.
The Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government has announced the implementation of the requirements for nearly zero energy buildings for new public buildings, with respect to Regulation 25B of the Building Regulations 2010.
With 30 years’ experience Nigel started his working life at Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, moving to Hinckley and Bosworth BC, Northampton BC and Bedford BC before joining BBS, who were acquired by Stroma in 2017.
Gaining traction over the past two years and driven by existing and predicted labour shortages, building information modelling (BIM) and wider advances in manufacturing technology, materials and automation, offsite modern construction methods (MMC) is becoming the way forward for commercial projects, where a focus on speed, quality and cost certainty is paramount. Despite demonstrating benefits [...]
Government implements Ban on Combustible Materials, New Part B amendments and Action by Councils to correct non compliant Approvals
In addition to the Legislation and Guidance changes, the Government has issued a statement that enables Local Authorities to take enforcement action of existing buildings, potentially somewhat ironic, but a very serious matter in that the Local Council Building Control are now empowered to enforce correction of inappropriate cladding and insulant medium that they too themselves have approved, on some Private and the Local Authority Buildings.