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Newsnight

Changing the Culture of Construction – As seen on TV

Managing Director Geoff Wilkinson appeared on last week’s Newsnight special investigation into the fire safety crisis gripping the UK.

The investigation found that there are numerous fire safety defects in buildings and that the culture within construction is to look to cut costs by driving compliance down to the minimum standard that complies with the regulations or even lower.

Decades of “light touch” regulation from central Government have meant that leaseholders find themselves with huge bills to rectify these defects. In response to the growing public outcry Government are looking to change the law and require that contractors go back and put these defects right.

Increasingly we are being approached by contractors who are finding that their buildings have been signed off by others with this light touch approach and that they are now having to go back and rectify the defects.

As one client recently said “We have previously worked with you … and found your practice to be somewhat more detailed than other Inspectors……”

They went on to say that while “…a poor Inspector won’t pick things up, if an issue arises later on, it’s us the contractor who will carry the risk. I would like to ensure we don’t leave site thinking we are ok, but in reality face a time bomb waiting to happen. The contrast between a detailed inspector like yourselves and others is huge!”

As liability rests with the person carrying out the work, not the Building Control Body, it’s worth considering what value your chosen Building Inspector brings to the table. Whilst a light touch and low cost may initially appeal, a more thorough service may help save costs in the long run and ensure that we change the culture of construction. Whilst we can’t guarantee that we will catch everything,  you can rest assured that you are in the safest hands possible.

Now is the time to stop looking to the minimum and instead drive up standards of compliance. As it says in our tag line we are all about “Building Standards in the UK” which is why we were voted Best Approved Inspector 2020.

If you value service over price, then get in touch now to find out more about how we can help to defuse those ticking time bombs.
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Afternoon tea

Free prize draw – Closes midnight on 30th September

Take our survey and enter a prize draw to win an Afternoon Tea experience at Patisserie Valerie.

We are looking to learn more about what you want from Building Control, so we are running a survey throughout September.

One lucky winner will receive a voucher for Afternoon Tea for two at Patisserie Valerie

 

It will only take a few minutes and will help us to help you, so please don’t delay.

Enter the prize draw now and complete the survey at BUILDING CONTROL SURVEY

Free Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

  1. By entering the prize draw you are agreeing to these prize draw terms and conditions.
  2. The prize draw is being run by Wilkinson Construction Consultants Ltd 111 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 5SR (The Company)

Eligibility to enter

  1. The prize draw is open to entrants over 18 years of age only.
  2. In entering the prize draw, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win.
  3. A maximum of one entry per individual is permitted.
  4. The prize draw is free to enter.

How to enter

  1. The prize draw opens at 00:01 on 01 09 2021 and closes at 23:59 on 30 09 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.
  2. To enter the prize draw complete the survey at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sv/VVpytQs/BUILDINGCONTROLSURVEY
  3. The company will not accept responsibility if contact details provided are incomplete or inaccurate; or for prize draw entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit.

The prizes

  1. The prize will be as follows:
    • One singe prize of a voucher for afternoon tea for two at Patisserie Valerie and is subject to availability.
  2. The use of particular brands as prizes does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement of such brands.
  3. The winner will be drawn at random and the draw will be broadcast live on our Facebook page
  4. The prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be offered.
  5. We reserve the right to substitute prizes with another prize of equal (£25:00) or higher value if circumstances beyond our control make it necessary to do so.
  6. The decision of the company regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
  7. The will attempt to contact winners by email up to two times. If contact is not made, the Company  reserves the right to choose and notify a new winner.

Claiming the prize

  1. Please allow 7 days for delivery of the prize.
  2. If a winner does not claim their prize within 14 days, they will lose their right to the prize.
  3. If the winner cannot be contacted or has not claimed their prize within the required time limit, the Company reserves the right to choose and notify a new winner.

Data protection and publicity

  1. You consent to any personal information you provide in entering the prize draw being used by the Company for the purposes of administering the prize draw.
  2. Winners agree to participate in any reasonable publicity related to the prize draw which may include the publication of their name and photograph in any media.
  3. All personal information shall be used in accordance with the Company’s Data Protection Policy, accessible here https://www.thebuildinginspector.org/privacy-policy/

Limitation of Liability

  1. The Company does not accept any liability for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrants as a result of either participating in the prize draw or being selected for a prize, save that the Company does not exclude its liability for death or personal injury as a result of its own negligence.

General

  1. The Company reserves the right to cancel the prize draw or amend these terms and conditions at any time, without prior notice.
  2. The prize draw and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Control Fee Increase April 2021

Don’t be an April fool.

Did you know that Building Control Charges and Building Control Miscellaneous Fees will increase from April 2021. Most councils are increasing their fees on 1st April.

However, you can beat the price rises on Building Control fees by applying now.

We are pleased to confirm that applications received before midday on 6th April will continue to be charged at our current rates and beat the price rises.

If you are not ready to submit yet, then get a quote before 1st April and we will hold that price for 30 days.

 

Commercial Building Control

COMMERCIAL SECTOR

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Residential Building Control

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