Improving the quality of building design and construction
The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into effect on 1st March 2014, setting out legal requirements relating to the construction of new buildings, extensions and the refurbishment/alteration of existing buildings. The regulations were introduced to improve the level of control during construction works by helping to prevent inadequate design, the use of defective materials and improve the level of certification. The legislation requires that an assigned certifier is appointed to oversee the design, construction and certification of the works. This framework creates a higher level of responsibility from the design phase right through to the completion of the project.
As Assigned Certifiers our team of building surveyors will
Act as single point of contact with the local authority's building control department.
Liaise with the project architects, engineers and ancillary designers to ensure the design complies with Building Regulations.
Prepare the inspection plans and inspection notification frameworks.
Carry out inspections during construction to ensure works comply with Building Regulations.
Co-ordinate the design, inspection and completion certificates.
Upload the required information to the Building Control Management System.
Since the introduction of the legislation we have been appointed as assigned certifiers on a wide range of residential and commercial projects. Examples of ongoing projects can be seen below