• Tapestry of change

    Part L and F are changing to weave energy efficiency, ventilation and overheating risk into a co-ordinated policy and, as Elaine Knutt discovers, it sees a shift in focus from CO2 to primary energy.
  • Within the law

    The Competitions and Markets Authority has announced, along with the Institute of Risk Management, the release of the updated Competition Law Risk Guide.
  • Homes of the future

    September’s NHBC Foundation report The Future for Home Heating - life without fossil fuels explores the implications of designing and building low-energy homes, in particular, what life without the gas boiler is going to look like.
  • Setting the Bar

    Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy three years ago, work has been ongoing to raise standards across building safety.
  • Competence check

    CABE Technical Director Richard Harral provides an update on industry-led work to support improvements in built environment competence.
  • Accountability Across the Built Environment

    In the absence of this year’s Gala Dinner to announce the Built Environment Awards, CABE held a Round Table to discuss the important issues facing the industry and drew attention to the Award winners. Dr Gavin Dunn C.BUILD E FCABE chairs: Richard Harral C.BUILD E FCABE, Jayne Hall PCABE C.BUILD E FCABE, Rev Kevin Fear HON FCABE and Liz Male MBE.
  • Heavy Load

    Dave Cooper, Managing Director of independent lift consultants LECS (UK), looks at the life-cycle of a lift’s operations, documentation, legal obligations and standards
  • Building Safety Reform

    Glyn Thomas FCABE, Managing Director for Premier Guarantee Building Control, discusses proposals to transform the way new high-rise residential buildings are treated
  • Overhauling the system

    The Planning for the future consultation proposes reforms of the planning system to streamline and modernise the planning process: bring a new focus to design and sustainability; improve the system of developer contributions to infrastructure; and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.
  • Build, Build, Build

    In response to the government’s white paper Planning for the Future, Cllr Mark Crane, District Councils’ Network, said: “Getting the country building again will be a vital part of the national recovery from Coronavirus.
  • Building Safety

    The Draft Building Safety Bill now available
  • Changing Places

    On 1 January 2021, amendments to Approved Document M: Access to and use of buildings, Volume 2 – Buildings other than dwellings will come into effect
  • Click and Collect

    The term housing crisis was in use long before Covid-19 forced everyone to down tools. Off-site construction, modular and prefabricated building could make up for lost time but, as Elaine Knutt asks, is it really that simple?
  • #yearofnetzero

    Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Cundall has named 2020 the Year of Net Zero.
  • Clarion call for fire safety

    Dave Allen, Business Unit Director at Bureau Veritas’ Construction Division, says now is the time to get your house in order.
  • Down the drain

    Martin Lambley, Wavin’s Product Manager for stormwater management, reviews how new guidance on sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) will impact the building industry.
  • ASFP’s response to Grenfell Public Inquiry Report

    The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has published its response to phase 1 of the Grenfell Public inquiry.