How many inspections does a build need ? @BuildConReg & @BRegsBlog mentioned

I’ve written about this subject previously HERE and the key part and precedent mentioned in this post is: “It is held that an architect is entitled to use his judgement as to how frequently he inspects: “…He may in such Read More …

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Currently putting BCR Comply through its paces #CPD #AssignedCertifier

Mark Stephens Architects, Passivhaus Designers, Design Certifiers & Assigned Certifiers / As well as being registered architects and Passivhaus Designers; I forget sometimes forget (how could I) that we’re also Design Certifier and Assigned Certifiers under S.I. No. 9 of Read More …

Does Passivhaus meet the Building Regulations? @phplusmag @BRegsBlog mentioned

I contributed THIS OPINION PIECE to the BregsForum last year concerning Part L compliance of the Building Regulations. In it I said: “The only way numerically (currently) to assess conformance with Part L of the Building Regulations is via the Read More …

I have an Assigned Certifier, why do I need an architect?

Since April this year, it is mandatory (for new houses & extensions >40m2) that the works are ‘signed-off by one of three registered professionals: 1. Registered Architect 2. Chartered Engineer or 3. Registered Building Surveyor. There has been much debate Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects are Assigned Certifiers under S.I.No. 9 of 2014

Mark Stephens Architects are Assigned Certifiers under S.I.No. 9 of 2014 I thought I’d use this post to set out my stall: • Yes, I will be an Assigned Certifier under S.I No.9 of 2014 (as well as ‘Designer’ under Read More …

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (now S.I. No. 9); signed into law 15 January 2014

So it looks like it’s definitely happening. Still on for March 1st this year. Here’s a summary of the new regulations and certificates: 1. The Building Commencement Notice Very similar to what we already have; main difference is that it Read More …