BBS exhibited at the Homebuilding and Renovating show last weekend at Sandown Park in beautiful Esher, Surrey. Across the weekend over 7,000 people came to the show to visit over 200 exhibitors and attend free seminars and masterclasses.
It was BBS’s first year at the event and it proved a great opportunity to meet potential clients face to face and explain the process Building Control and the consultancy services BBS can provide. We were asked a multitude of questions about residential and commercial projects, both large and small, and had surveyors on hand to review plans and offer advice.
A large proportion of the general public do not realise there is an alternative to the Local Authority and that an Approved Inspector can be appointed to carry out the Building Control on their projects. Therefore, these events are important in helping to educate homeowners about their options and the building process.
If you met us at the event and have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact, we would love to hear from you.
Updated: 2015-06-30 14:17:08 Added: 2015-06-30 13:30:41
Approved Document Q will come into force from the 1st of October 2015. The document gives guidance on how to comply with requirement Q1 of the Building Regulations.
For further information on how this could affect your future building projects please see our Technical Documents page where you can find access to all approved documents, including Approved Document Q. http://bbsgroup.co.uk/technical_documents.html
Updated: 2015-05-26 11:54:04 Added: 2015-05-26 11:53:22
2015 has already been a busy year for BBS, with fourteen new starters, across four offices, having joined the company since January.
We would like to welcome to the London offices our new Building Control surveyors. Brian Mondesir is now covering parts of South East and South West London, Tom Towler in South East London and North Kent, Lee Jones in Essex, Balraj Singh in East London and Steve Allen in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Vithurshan Rasiah has joined us as a trainee Building Control surveyor and Yemi Asimolowo a surveyor for parts of South East London and also as Team Leader for the East London team. The East London office has also taken on Darcy Bellamy as a new receptionist and Natasha Gibberd has joined the administrative team.
Our Head Office in Tunbridge Wells has appointed Ashley Baker as a new Building Control surveyor for parts of Surrey and Sussex. Liam Seamer has joined the Environmental team as a trainee SAP assessor and Sian Tickner has joined the Building Control administrative team.
Our Truro office also has two new appointments: Steven Sheppard, Building Control surveyor for South Devon and Rachael French as an administrative assistant.
We are pleased to welcome all the new members of staff to BBS and, with their assistance and expertise, look forward to the Company’s continued growth.
Updated: 2015-05-21 09:28:36 Added: 2015-05-21 09:28:01
Hospice in the Weald is a charity local to BBS’ Head Office in Lamberhurst, Kent. The charity provides support for people with terminal illnesses, and their family and carers, 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 and the hospice relies on donations to fund their vital work.
On the 18th of April 2015 BBS sponsored the 4th Annual Wheels around the Weald cycling challenge to raise money for the charity. The cyclists took part in 15, 40 and 80 mile cycle routes around the Weald, peddling their socks off to help raise donations for a worthwhile cause.
The event brought together 330 cyclists and raised over £20,000- almost enough funding to run the Hospice in the Home Service for a whole week providing pain relief and symptom control to patients with a terminal illness, and support to their families and carers, in their own homes.
The sponsorship from BBS also means that out every £1 raised at Wheels around the Weald 90p will go directly to patient care and support for their families and carers.
Updated: 2015-05-05 16:40:55 Added: 2015-03-31 09:03:23
The deadline for submitting your ESOS assessment is getting closer!
UK organisations must report compliance for the Environment Agency's mandatory energy assessment scheme, ESOS, by 5th December this year.
Generally speaking, organistaions with more than 250 employees must consider their entire energy useage over a 12 month period. This includes: buildings, transport and commercial processes. The ESOS assessment must gain board level sign off and be verified by a Lead ESOS Assessor.
For further information on ESOS, and whether your organistion falls within the assessment criteria, please see our ESOS information page - ESOS Assessment page or contact a member of a our Lead ESOS Assessment Team. Call 01892 891280 or email email@example.com.
Updated: 2015-04-09 12:41:28 Added: 2015-04-09 12:07:48
On Wednesday 25th March 2015 a Written Ministerial Statement was issued which sets out the conclusions to the government’s Housing Standards Review. The Statement was timed to coincide with completion of the passage through Parliament of the Deregulation Bill 2015 which we understand will shortly receive Royal Assent.
The Statement makes it clear that from the date the Deregulation Bill 2015 is given Royal Assent, the government’s policy is that planning permissions should not be granted requiring, or subject to conditions requiring, compliance with any technical housing standards other than for those areas where authorities have existing policies on access, internal space, or water or energy efficiency.
Where there is an existing plan policy which references the Code for Sustainable Homes, or where there are existing specific equivalent policies on water or energy efficiency, authorities may continue to apply a requirement for a water efficiency standard equivalent to a forthcoming new national technical standard, or in the case of energy, a standard consistent with the policy set out in the following paragraph concerning energy performance.
Further details regarding the changes can be found on our CSH web page, or by contacting our Environmental Team on: 01892 891280.
Updated: 2015-04-02 10:39:58 Added: 2015-04-02 10:39:58
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