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Water UK Draft Build Over Procedure

Changes to the protocol for building over public sewerage systems are due to come into effect in the Autumn of 2012. The final decision on the amendments have yet to be released. However, a number of Water Authorities have already issued guidelines on the future procedure.

It is a requirement that in support of either a planning or building regulation application, a plan showing the drains and sewer layout on the land shall be submitted. BBS Building Control, as an Approved Inspector, has a legal obligation to consult the relevant statutory Sewerage Undertaker. The outcome of the consultation will determine what action has to be taken in respect of the sewers.

From the autumn, this new legal requirement may have significant implications for the client, architect and builder. Our advice would be that to familiarise yourself with these requirements at your earliest opportunity. The relevant information is obtainable from your local Sewerage Undertaker.

Should you have any questions, in relation to this important issue, please call or email our head office.Tel: 01892-891282 | Fax: 01892-890400 | admin@bbsbuildingcontrol.co.uk


Updated: 2012-08-13 12:29:33   Added: 2012-08-13 12:29:33




Windsor Office Team - Recent Appointment

Our Windsor office, which opened in March of this year, has recently appointed a new member to the Team. Tom Dean joined BBS Buidling Control earlier in the year and is now based at the Windsor office overseeing projects in the Barnet, Harrow, Paddington area.

Tom has 12 years of construction related work experience, 9 of these were in Local Authority Building Control at the London Borough of Hillingdon. Tom has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Control Surveying which was gained at the University of Westminster and is a Member of the Association of Building Engineers (ABE).


Updated: 2012-08-10 11:28:33   Added: 2012-08-10 11:28:33




Building Regulations 2013 - Draft Proposals

The Government has recently released consultation documents covering the new Approved Documents for Part L, K, M and N of the Building Regulations. Please click here for a summary of the main proposals that may be coming into force over the next 12 months.


Updated: 2012-07-18 09:28:08   Added: 2012-07-18 09:28:08




BREEAM Team - Update

The BREEAM Team at BBS Environmental has been further strengthened in response to the growing workload from existing clients and new projects in the pipeline. BBS Environmental hold all the available licences and the increased skill base will ensure an even higher level of service in regards to planning and sustainability BREEAM pre-assessments.

For further information, please contact: Andrew Mitchell, Director Environmental Services on 01892-893162. To email Andy, please click here.


Updated: 2012-06-26 15:26:52   Added: 2012-06-26 15:26:52




BBS Building Control - Southern Region Expansion

Our Building Control presence in the South of England has been further strengthened by the appointment of Stephen van Klaveren to the Southern Regional Team. Stephen is based in Littlehampton and mainly operates within the Southampton, Portsmouth and Brighton area. He has worked in the construction industry for 11 years, with 8 of those years spent in Building Control.

Stephen joined BBS having previously worked for Mole Valley District Council, in Surrey. An area on outstanding natural beauty comprising many conservation areas and listed buildings. Typical applications in which Stephen has been involved include major developments, new builds for private clients, barn conversions, conversions of commercial/offices to residential, multi-occupancy buildings, residential extension/loft conversions and even the reconstruction of a windmill to create a residential dwelling. Stephen has also been involved in many school projects.


Updated: 2012-06-15 17:27:23   Added: 2012-06-15 17:27:23




Redevelopment - Trinity Street, London

Work is nearing completion on the Trinity Street scheme. Denne was awarded the 72-week contract with A&Q Partnership the design architects. The redevelopment comprises ten 4-storey houses and twenty two 1,2 & 3 bedroom apartments with underground parking. 

28-30 Trinity Street has been named Bedford Row after Francis Bedford, the architect of Holy Trinity Church in nearby Trinity Church Square.

BBS Environmental is carrying out the Code for Sustainable Homes assessments on the scheme and all certification complete.


Updated: 2012-06-07 12:26:10   Added: 2012-06-07 12:26:10




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