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Sample Fire Door Tests - BSD Update 18 September 2018

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Fire Doors Tests

Purpose of this eAlert is draw attention to recently issued guidance to Building Standards Managers, relating to the testing of Fire Doors by the UK Government's Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

An initial letter was issued on the 6 August to draw attention to issues about fire door tests. A second letter was issued on the 18 September providing an update. At this time, we also published a fire door test guidance document.

All three documents can be accessed at http://register.scotland.gov.uk/s/2095fa

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Everyone, Members Guidance, Technical Interpretation, External publications, Large builders, Small builders, Building Standards Senior Managers, Technical articles

Advice for building owners on assurance and replacing of flat entrance fire doors (Updated 2 August 2018)

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This Advice Note is for the attention of anyone responsible for the fire safety of residential flats that are concerned about the fire and smoke resistance performance of flat entrance front doors. The note is based on latest advice from the UK Government’s Independent Expert Advisory Panel on building safety, drawing on the advice of industry experts. It has been developed to support those who want to replace their fire doors or review their performance. The note has been revised to align with Scottish building legislation.

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Building Standards Surveyors, Everyone, Members Guidance, Technical Interpretation, Homeowners, External publications, Large builders, Small builders, Building Standards Senior Managers, Technical articles

SAMPLE FIRE DOOR TESTS - BSD UPDATE 6 August 2018

Everyone
Date of publication:

Fire Doors Tests

Purpose of this eAlert is draw attention to recently issued guidance to Building Standards Managers, relating to the testing of Fire Doors by the UK Government's Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

An initial letter was issued on the 6 August to draw attention to issues about fire door tests. A second letter was issued on the 18 September providing an update. At this time, we also published a fire door test guidance document.

All three documents can be accessed at http://register.scotland.gov.uk/s/2095fa

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Everyone, Members Guidance, Technical Interpretation, Homeowners, External publications, Large builders, Small builders, Building Standards Senior Managers, Technical articles

LABSS INFORMATION PAPER INFOP05-2018 Version 2 - EWI installations - Updated Notes for Designers​

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The paper gives a list of the key points from the workshop that stakeholders consider will assist the processing of building warrant applications:
1. the development of a national checklist
2. the inclusion of multiple dwellings on a single building warrant application
3. good quality application (standard details, digital photos of elevations, BBA certificate,
dewpoint calculations, etc.)
4. applications should be prioritised by local authorities,
5. the time for granting of the warrant will be dependent on the quality of the submission
and on the need for wider consultation on any site-specific proposal.

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Everyone, Members Guidance, Information Paper, Building Standards Senior Managers

Data verification Checklist for non-domestic energy submissions (v.1)

Members
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The purpose of this checklist is to help support Building Standards surveyors undertake reasonable inquiry for non-domestic energy submissions. Guidance on how to use this checklist is presented in the Guidance Notes on page 8.

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Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Procedural Interpretation, Technical Interpretation, Building Standards Senior Managers, Technical articles

Submitter statement for non-domestic energy submissions (v.1)

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Non-certified route
Where a Section 6 Energy carbon dioxide submission (SBEM or equivalent) is submitted following the non-certified route as part of a building warrant application, the submitter is tasked with completing this statement, with the aim of supporting the local authority verifier in undertaking reasonable enquiry for the project. The information provided will assist the verifier build a risk rating for the submission, which in turn will inform the verifier as to the extent of checking suitable for assessing the submission and for undertaking site inspection(s) of the building(s).

Certified route (Certificate of Design for Energy)
Where the Section 6 Energy carbon dioxide submission follows the certified route, the submitter is tasked with completing this statement to assist the verifier undertake reasonable enquiry when undertaking site inspection(s) of the building(s).

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Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Procedural Interpretation, Technical guides, Technical Interpretation, Building Standards Senior Managers

THE BUILDING (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003: SECTION 34 – REPORTS AND INFORMATION NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION FOR BUILDING WARRANT – SECTION 2: FIRE

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The letter that the Building Standards Division (BSD) issued to all local authorities on 22 May 2017 extending the type of applications for building warrant that a verifier was required to notify the BSD of under Section 34 of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 (the Act) is superceded by the letter of 22 May 2017 attached here. For ease of reference the unaltered sections of the earlier letter have been replicated herein and the original letter should be no longer be referred to.

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Building Standards Surveyors, Member's legislative and management, Members, Members Guidance, Procedural Interpretation, External publications, Building Standards Senior Managers

Letter from Building Standards Division re Fire Tests on Doors

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The UK Government’s Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has been undertaking a series of tests of the performance of fire doors against the performance standards set out in Table B1 of Appendix B of Approved Document B (Fire Safety). Fire doors have been tested from 6 suppliers. Regrettably doors supplied by 5 of these firms have failed fire tests.The Scottish Government’s Building Standards Division (BSD) is working closely with MHCLG. This letter explains the background to this matter.

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Building Standards Surveyors, Everyone, Members Guidance, Technical guides, External publications, Building Standards Senior Managers

Final Synopsis Report re Survey 3 – Training Needs and Analysis 170418

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LABSS felt it was imperative to gain as much information as possible of current resources, knowledge and experience that exists within Local Authority Building Standards to ensure that the service within Scotland can work effectively in the continuing changing landscape. This information would enable LABSS to plan training pathways from entry through to professional level for building standards staff with the aim of ensuring appropriate and sufficient knowledge at each level. This information gathering was undertaken by LABSS in the form of surveys aimed at both the Local Authority Building Standard Managers to gather resource information (Survey 2) and to every building standards professional staff member in Scotland to gather training needs and current expertise (Survey 3).

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Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers, Members archive

Final Survey 2 -Resources - Synopsis Report

Members
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As we move forward within the business constraints and opportunities of the Operating and Performance Frameworks it is important that we understand the current resources which exist within Local Authority Building Standards.

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Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers, Members archive

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