New regulator at heart of building safety overhaul
The Building Safety Bill, published on 5 July 2021, will create lasting generational change and set out a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained.
The New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) has published its draft new Code of Practice for house builders for a four-week public consultation (closing 7 July). The New Homes Quality Code aims to address the gaps in existing protections for new-build customers.
You could argue that product testing has been following ever-decreasing circles, but new regulation and industry efforts focused on safety are set to reform the sector and support broader changes in construction, says James Cash
Domus Ventilation has released a CPD course that covers important changes to residential ventilation in the new-build sector, namely changes to Part F – ventilation of the Building Regulations, and Part B – fire safety (requirements on the use of combustible material in cavities, which differ across the nations).
The Build Homes, Build Jobs, Build Innovation report called on the government to set a target for 75,000 homes a year to be of modular construction by 2030 – 25% of its overall target of 300,000 homes annually.