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Building site

Building regs changes will help in war against 'wheelie bin blight'

13-May-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

Geoff Wilkinson sets out the key changes to building regulations brought about by the government’s Housing Standards Review

Constuction site

New regulations should push cut-price plan-drawers out of the market

17-Feb-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The new CDM Regulations coming into force in six weeks’ time will affect projects of all sizes and scope, warns Geoff Wilkinson

Timber framed construction

Safety first when designing timber-framed construction projects

14-Jan-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The HSE’s new policy on timber frame construction places responsibility for fire safety within the design phase, warns Geoff Wilkinson

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The government is now consulting on UK housing standards

27-Oct-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson explains current proposals for changes to regulations on space standards and security

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It’s National Fire Door Safety Week

22-Sep-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson looks at specification of fire doors

Qatar World Cup 2022 Al Wakrah Stadium model 1

US critic apologises after Zaha sues over Qatar deaths article

26-Aug-2014 | By

American architecture critic who wrote allegedly defamatory article issues statement voicing regret over an ‘error’

Qatar World Cup 2022 Al Wakrah Stadium model 1

Ex-construction minister 'shocked' by Hadid's Qatar stance

28-Jul-2014 | By

Former construction minister Nick Raynsford has demanded Zaha Hadid use her influence to improve site conditions in Qatar following revelations that hundreds of workers have died building World Cup projects in the Gulf state

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We need to protect our historic buildings

16-Jun-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: The fire at the Mac is a clarion call to protect our precious historic buildings

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Concerns are growing about a disconnect between fire safety design assumptions and performance in real-life situations

12-May-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson examines the move towards evacuation lifts in tall building fire escape strategies

ramp

Council installs 'eyesore' ramp at family home

20-Feb-2014 | By Max Thompson

A family has been left ‘horrified’ by a council’s decision to install a ten-level, £40,000 metal ramp in their front garden

RCKa Cottage

Playing the planning system

22-May-2015 | By Tim Riley

When an application to replace a cottage was rejected, RCKa found that an anomaly in permitted development rules provided the key to giving its clients the home they wanted

Building site

Building regs changes will help in war against 'wheelie bin blight'

13-May-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

Geoff Wilkinson sets out the key changes to building regulations brought about by the government’s Housing Standards Review

Carlton Tavern

Council backs plan to make developer rebuild demolished pub

6-May-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Westminster City Council has agreed to back an enforcement order which calls for a property firm to rebuild an exact replica of a pub it demolished without permission

Carlton Tavern

Developer could have to rebuild London pub brick by brick

29-Apr-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Westminster City Council looks set to force the developer behind the demolition of an historic London pub to rebuild an exact replica on the site

Legalease

So long CDM co-ordinator, hello principal designer

22-Apr-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The new CDM regulations came into force this month, with the principal designer taking on significant responsibilities, writes Mark Klimt