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Happy Birthday to Matt and the Truro Team!

The South West Regional office celebrates its 10th Anniversary this month. In November of 2007, Matt Potts was employed by BBS Building Control Ltd. to establish an office at Threemilestone, West of Truro. BBS already had established offices in London and the South East, however was keen to extend its services into Cornwall. Matt was joined by Stuart Anderson and Gill Maroney early in 2008 and the BBS South West Team was formed.

The Team set about contacting local architects, contractors and developers. Some of those contacted were pleased to have another option for Building Control services in the region. However, others were sceptical and concerned the recently established office would not survive. These fears proved groundless, so much so, that by the end of 2008 Matt, Stuart and Gill had outgrown their initial office. Larger premises and more staff were required! They moved, just a few miles, to their current offices at Chiverton Cross, located near the A30, one of the major routes through Cornwall.

10 years on and following a further office expansion the Team now comprises 14 full-time staff, including surveyors based in Devon and Dorset. Since 2007, the South West team has undertaken several thousand projects across all sectors of the construction industry, from private residential work to major housing, industrial and educational schemes. The recent acquisition by the Stroma Group enables BBS to provide an even greater level of service and national coverage. No doubt the next ten years will see further expansion in the South West and nationally.  

Updated: 2017-11-15 15:08:32   Added: 2017-11-15 14:49:43

Tremough Dale, Penryn, Cornwall

Work has now commenced on site. The erection of 3 blocks, comprising 125 student accommodation rooms is underway and the foundation work is progressing well.

Updated: 2017-09-21 12:22:35   Added: 2017-10-30 12:22:35

Free BREEAM Breakfast Seminar

Our Environmental Team will be hosting a BREEAM Breakfast Seminar on 29th September at the Village Hotel in Maidstone, Kent. Join our experienced BREEAM assessors and learn about the importance of BREEAM in developing sustainable buildings. We will show you how to comply with BREEAM from pre-planning stage through to construction and help you understand the impact on your projects.

Maidstone, Ashford and Sevenoaks Councils all require BREEAM standards for new commercial developments. Early involvement is key to achieving BREEAM in the most cost effective way, make sure you are up to date on the latest requirements.

Venue: Village Hotel, Maidstone, Kent
(Off Junction 6 of the M20)
Date: Friday, 29th September 2017
From: 8:15am to 10:30am

Bacon rolls, tea and coffee will be served from 8:15am and the seminar commences at 8:45am.

For further information, please contact Ellen Huelin, BREEAM Manager on: 01892 891280 or email


Updated: 2017-09-12 15:42:49   Added: 2017-09-12 15:42:06

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall

The Minack Theatre, carved out of the granite cliff tops over 80 years ago, is one of the World’s most famous outdoor amphitheatres in a truly stunning setting. BBS has been appointed Building Control by RLT Architects of Penzance. RLT and BBS worked together on the complete re-build of the actors' changing room facilities back in 2010-2011. This latest scheme involves alterations to the backstage facilities building by extending the roof at second floor level with a new pitched roof and creating a third floor storage area.

We are delighted to be involved, once again, with The Minack Theatre Trust and RLT architects on such a unique project and location!

Updated: 2017-07-21 14:18:59   Added: 2017-05-23 11:17:01

Book a One-day BIM Training Course

Stroma Certification has announced some new dates for their BIM Foundations training course. Book online for a one-day course on the principles of Building Information Modelling and how it can be applied to the construction sector.Training Course dates and locations are:

3rd July - Castleford
4th July - Manchester
5th July - Birmingham
6th July - London

Updated: 2017-06-09 11:15:14   Added: 2017-06-09 11:13:54

Wheels Around the Weald 2017

Hospice in the Weald is a charity local to BBS’ Head Office in Lamberhurst, Kent. The charity provides support for people with terminal illnesses in the Kent and East Sussex area. No charge is made for these services which are provided on the basis of need rather than ability to pay. The Hospice relies on donations to fund their work and needs to raise over £7 million each year to provide their vital services to not only patients, but their families and carers as well.

BBS is delighted to, once again, be sponsoring this annual cycling event which took place on Sunday, 7th May and brought together over 260 cyclists.

Many congratulations to all who took part and well done to Alex Burgham and his team for organising such a great event!

Updated: 2017-05-14 16:30:43   Added: 2017-04-26 12:40:56

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