What is building control?
Built for safety
Building control is concerned with ensuring buildings are constructed in accordance with building regulations. The regulations are minimum standards for ensuring buildings are safe, inclusive environments for people to live and work in.
Building control encompasses building technology, building standards, fire safety, inclusive environments, energy conservation and so much more.
Why is building control so important?
The consequences of unsafe buildings are well-documented. Buildings play a huge role in our lives and it’s a reasonable expectation that they should be safe and pleasant environments for all. The building control profession plays a key part in ensuring buildings provide what we need to live and work within them.