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The Building Control team would like to invite you and your colleagues to a free CPD Seminar on ‘Burning Issues’ - The Hazard of Painted Walls and Ceilings.

Courtesy of Crown Paints 

Crown Paints is one of the UK's largest and most successful paint manufacturers with a rich history extending back over 200 years.

The Crown Paints CPD covers a wide range of core topics. We feel these are important to the Continuous Professional Development of:

  • Architects
  • Building Surveyors
  • Structural Engineers and
  • Specifiers

The problem of fire spread across painted walls and ceilings is being more widely recognised and acknowledged.  This seminar discusses the solution offered by flame retardant coatings in restricting flame spread in buildings, within the context of changes to legislation as a consequence of the regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005, which applies to all non-domestic buildings and the requirement within it to carry out fire risk assessments.

Dates and venues:

  • Friday 4 May 8:30 – 11:00 in Room 2, Chy Trevail, Beacon Technology Park, Bodmin, PL31 2FR

Refreshments will be provided.

To book your place please email buildingcontrol@cornwall.gov.uk or phone Michelle Heyes on 01209 614469 or Sue Truscott on 01726 223481

We look forward to meeting you at this event

Following the annual review of our service costs, we would like to inform you that the Building Control fees will be increasing by approximately 5% with effect from 1st April 2018.  (Please note: that these increases do not apply to ESconsult).

We are, of course, pleased to continue to offer bespoke fee quotes for work that sits outside the scope of our standard charges.

The LABC has launched a suite of 250 Registered Construction Details (RCDs) to help you combat the problem of cold bridging in construction that will minimise heat loss through the weak junction points in a building’s outer envelope. 

We are focusing on providing our customers with excellent customer service. Our commitment is to make sure that your Building Control experience is stress free and undertaken in an efficient and reliable manner.

To help us to achieve this, from 1 April 2018 we will be changing the notification period for booking site inspections. Instead of the “booking on the day” system, please contact us before 5pm on the day before you would like the inspection.

Online: www.cornwall.gov.uk/siteinspections
Email: buildingcontrol@cornwall.gov.uk
Tel: 01872 224792, option 1
LABC App: www.labc.co.uk/app

Barn conversion at Hinterland House, Northpetherwin, Launceston, Cornwall won at the 2017 LABC Building Excellence Awards Grand Final.

For more details visit National LABC Awards 2107.

Regional Building Excellance Awards 2018

Entries for 2018 are now open

The LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards are the largest business awards in the UK.

Our network covers all local authorities in England and Wales. It is split into 12 regions, each of which holds their own regional awards.

Anyone involved in a construction project can submit an entry to the relevant region. These include:

  • building control surveyors
  • builders
  • architects
  • designers and
  • anyone else involved in a construction project

These are then reviewed and shortlisted by a panel of judges.

Shorlisted entries will be invited to attend the regional awards. Winners will be invited to attend the Grand finals which are held in London and attract over 700 guests.

Follow the link to enter your nomination:

Enter your nomination for the Awards

Our new telephone system is now live. This is part of our drive to continually improve the service that we provide to you.

For all enquiries please contact the Building Control Team on telephone number 01872 224792.

The 01209 614420 and 01208 265658 will no longer be in use. For a short period of time there will be an automated message providing you with the correct number and asking you to redial.

The 01872 224792 number contains a new Intelligent Voice Routing (IVR) telephone dialling system. This will have 5 options for you to choose from:

Option 1 – To book an inspection or report a dangerous structure
Option 2 – To make an application or to find out if you need to make an application
Option 3 – To make a payment
Option 4 – For all technical enquiries
Option 5 – For anything else

We are confident the new system will improve our service to you. It will ensure that your call is directed to the most appropriate officer to action your request.

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You can now book your inspections through the LABC App. Simply visit Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download the free app.

You will only need to fill in your details on the app once. You can then use the boxes provided to let us know where and when you would like an inspection.

The app also has a link to call us directly.

For more information visit www.labc.co.uk/app

Building Control provide training regularly across Cornwall. These include updates on changes to the Building Regulations. If you would like bespoke training on the Building Regulations or relevant topics please contact us to discuss your requirements.