• Levelling up?

    Ashden’s new policy briefing shows pathways to change for domestic retrofit and examples of regional trailblazers setting best practices for homes across the northeast of England.
  • BSR

    The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) has become the building control authority for all HRBs in England.
  • Not just a job

    From April 2024, building control professionals will have to demonstrate their competence and register with the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) to perform building control work in England.
  • Building Standards Scotland

    The Building Standards Division of the Scottish government has launched the enforcement and sanctions public consultation (closing on 15 January 2024).
  • Covering all angles

    Colin Potter, Technical and Development Manager for Robust Details, offers another approach to Part E and ensuring sound compliance.
  • Watch: proving competence in accordance with the Building Safety Act

    In this next video in our series surrounding the key questions raised in response to changes for those with duty holding responsibilities, discover the significance of professionals proving their competence in accordance with the Building Safety Act (2022) in this insightful conversation between CABE Chief Executive Dr. Gavin Dunn and Fabrick Managing Director David Ing, and understand how the act is reshaping the standards for those working on higher-risk buildings, ensuring the safety of our built environment.
  • CABE CEO to step down

    CABE's Chief Executive, Dr Gavin Dunn, has taken the decision to leave CABE at the end of January 2024.
  • Wales Response summary

    The Welsh government has been undertaking a series of public consultations on building safety. Below is a summary of responses and government responses.
  • Watch: demonstrating competence to work on HRBs

    CABE Chief Executive Dr. Gavin Dunn and Fabrick Managing Director David Ing explore how duty-holders working on higher-risk buildings can now demonstrate their competence. The video discusses the Engineering Council's Higher-Risk Buildings Registration and provides valuable insights into the processes to prove competence to ensure safety and professionalism across the built environment.
  • Testing patience

    News in August that the UK will indefinitely retain the EU’s product safety mark on some products piqued interest throughout the industry.
  • Expert opinion

    CABE’s Technical Director Richard Harral and CIBSE’s Chief Technical Officer 
    Dr Hywel Davies discuss key challenges for industry professionals following the Building Safety Act 2022 in England (BSA).
  • BSR register now open for applications

    Following the announcement that Building Control will be a regulated profession, the Health and Safety Executive has announced that the service for registering competence is now open.
  • Two-staircase rule

    Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling up, Housing and Communities, has signalled his intention to mandate second staircases in new build residential buildings over 18m, following confirmation from expert bodies that they support this threshold.
  • BSR charging scheme explained

    Details of the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) Charging Scheme has been published, ahead of its implementation on 1 October 2023 – we explain what's chargeable, the triggers for charges and who is responsible for paying.