June 29, 2019

Following the Grenfell fire tragedy in 2017 there has been an increased focus on the construction and fire safety sector, this has led to some insurers seeking to reduce their exposure to risk. In recent weeks difficulties within the PII sector has become apparent. The...

April 18, 2019

The government implemented a restriction on the use of combustible materials in external walls of certain buildings through the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

In response to questions from industry in relation to the ban, the Government have compiled the most fr...

March 5, 2019

C3's Jon Cumberlidge was recently asked to write a guest blog covering the Equality Act and some on the technical standards for Part M. 

' First off, I’m going to say something controversial … there is no such thing as a DDA compliant toilet, or a DDA compliant handrail...

December 20, 2018

C3 Design Approvals Ltd provide the very best proactive, technically excellent and commercially sensitive building regulation consultancy and approvals.
 

We deliver our mission statement by having the very best team in the industry … that’s where you come in!

We have...

December 18, 2018

The Government have today announced an Implementation Plan for the future of fire safety in high rise residential buildings following Dame Judith Hackitt's report published earlier this year.

Along with the implementation plan there was also a call for evidence on futur...

December 7, 2018

 We're really pleased to announced that we have joined ACAI (Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors).

The ACAI represent the majority of Approved Inspectors, they promote AI's as qualified and experienced private sector building control professionals and consulta...

December 1, 2018

The tragic events at Grenfell Tower on the 14th June 2017 put building regulation and fire safety under a level of scrutiny that has not been seen for a generation. For years the Government has driven an agenda of deregulation seeking to minimise burden on business. No...

October 18, 2018

The Welsh Government have recently announced the 7th of January 2019 as the implementation date for Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. Essentially this means that any development in Wales consisting of more than one house or with a floor area greate...

July 23, 2018

It's encouraging that we are now seeing some action being taken to try and resolve some of the issues highlighted by the terrible events of the Grenfell fire last year and the subsequent Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. 

A couple of important...

May 26, 2018

It’s taken me a while to decide how to approach this blog post. I’ve probably written and deleted the introduction four or five times, and for good reason. The final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations & Fire Safety released this earlier this month...

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