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BBS Environmental - Technical Guide

BBS Environmental has reviewed the thermal design impact of changing from PIR insulation boards to mineral wool/glass fibre products. It evaluates the thermal performance effect and the consequent changes required to maintain thermal integrity of the design and part L1A compliance. The Technical Guide can be viewed here.


Updated: 2018-01-18 11:16:52   Added: 2018-01-18 11:16:52

Building Control Roadshows

A very Happy New Year to you all!

Starting next week the Stroma Group will be holding a series of client roadshows to announce some important news regarding the three successful Approved Inspector businesses: Approved Design Consultancy Ltd, BBS Building Control Ltd and Greendoor Building Control & Specialist Services. Spaces are now going fast, so please join us for a morning seminar, involving Building Control CPD, refreshments and hear about the exciting plans we have for our Building Control business and the Stroma Group. Book your place today via the online form or click here for further details.

Updated: 2018-01-04 08:53:34   Added: 2018-01-04 08:37:54

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

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