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Delivering Estate Maintenance Improvements to Uphold Long-Term Building Safety Standards

In April 2022, the Building Safety Act became law, transforming existing regulations to ensure residential buildings are constructed and maintained safely. In this video Brent O’Halloran, Building Safety Advisor at Clarion Housing shares some of the impacts of the act on the housing sector and the importance of trust between tenants and landlords to deliver effective building safety strategies

Fire Safety Law – A 2022 Update

In April 2021, the Fire Safety Act became law and transformed the regulatory environment of the build environment and fire safety sectors. Dr Nick Williams, Course Leader on the Building Control Surveyor Apprentice Degree and Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton shares the recent updates to fire safety law in the UK and what these updates mean for building management.

House Building and Supply in the UK

There is currently a housing crisis in the UK, with current estimates putting the number of new homes needed in England at up to 345,000 a year. In this infographic, we explore some of the latest data and key policy initiatives designed to tackle the nation’s need for new housing.

The Role of Local Government in Housing Retrofit Programmes

To meet net-zero targets we need to retrofit almost all of the 29 million homes in the UK by 2050 to increase their energy efficiency. Local councils need effective retrofit strategies to help meet these targets. Joanne Wheeler, Senior Manager of Local Policy and Retrofit at UK Green Building Council had some useful insight into what makes a good strategy and how Local Government can play a role in retrofit.

Building Regulations and Fire Safety: A Government Update on the Progress of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

The Grenfell disaster of 2017 has meant that the Government must transform fire safety regime. Neil O’Connor of the Ministry for Housing discusses their response to the 2018 Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Resident Wellbeing and Building Safety Strategies

The Grenfell Tower disaster of 2017 exposed the problem of dangerous building cladding. Rebecca Fairclough from Manchester Cladiators shares stories from those who are living with dangerous cladding.

Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Fire Safety Reform, Updates from the Home Office

The Home Office oversees Fire and Rescue Services in England. Zoe Wilkinson, Deputy Director of the Fire Safety Unit at the Home Office shares the latest updates UK Fire Safety reforms.

The Importance of Ownership: Giving Communities the Power to Regenerate

Locality’s most recent report assesses whether community ownership could boost the post-Covid-19 recovery. With the economy beginning to recover, could community asset transfers be the key to creating a long-lasting and sustainable path to stronger local economies?

Lewes District Council: Sustainable Community Regeneration after Covid-19

As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, economic recovery is a priority. Zoe Nicholson, Leader of Lewes District Council speaks to us about their strategy to regenerate the Lewes District using sustainable and people-centred methods.

Ensuring Access to Green Space, Making Space for Nature in Thamesmead

Peabody is one of the oldest housing associations in London and is responsible for just under 72,000 homes around the City and the South East. This case study will look at Peabody’s green infrastructure project in Thamesmead.

How National Planning Processes are Changing

Last year, planning received more mainstream media attention than it had done for some time. This is largely due to the government whitepaper ‘Planning for the Future’. In this article we look at the recent growth in the planning sector and how planning processes are being reformed nationwide.

The Changing Landscape Fire Safety and Rescue Services: How the Building Safety Regulator Will Work With Co-Regulators

Annette Hall, Head of Operational Development Building Safety Programme at the Health and Safety Executive, spoke at The Changing Landscape of UK Fire Safety and Rescue Services, 2021.

Planning the World we Need: Enabling Biodiversity Net Gain in the Planning System

This case study explores the ways that local authorities can enable biodiversity net gain in the planning system, and ways that central government can support them.

How has Grenfell Changed Building Regulations and Fire Safety in the UK

72 people died as a result of the fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017. This article examines what is being done within building and fire regulations, in the wake of the disaster.