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BREEAM 2018 - Register your projects before the deadline!

BREEAM 2018 is launching next month and will have an impact on upcoming development requiring a BREEAM assessment. BREEAM 2018 launches on 7th March and after the deadline of 23rd March all new projects registered with BREEAM will fall under this new version.  There have been significant changes to the scheme which will make it more challenging to meet the required target and almost certainly add cost to the project.  Please click here for further details on the changes.


BBS Environmental can register your project prior to the cut-off date of 23rd March to lock it in to the current scheme.  If you are in the position to give a full instruction for your development, that would be great, and we can register for you.  However, even if you not able to give full instruction, we can register your development under the current BREEAM 2014 scheme at a cost of £250 + VAT, which is the BRE registration fee we are charged with no mark up.  This will give you peace of mind moving forward.


If you have any questions then please contact Ellen Heulin, BREEAM Manager on: 01892 891280 or email: e.huelin@bbsenvironmental.co.uk 

Updated: 2018-02-23 12:05:31   Added: 2018-02-23 12:05:01

Visit us at EcoBuild next month!

BBS will be exhibiting at the EcoBuild Show in London next month. The event runs from Tuesday 6th March to Thursday 8th March, so please come along to stand F22 and say, "Hello". Admission is free and you can register by clicking this link.

Representatives from our Building Control and Environmental divisions will be on-hand to discuss your construction projects with you. This year the BBS team is exhibiting alongside Build-Zone.

We look forward seeing you at the Excel Centre!    

Updated: 2018-02-09 10:07:52   Added: 2018-02-09 10:06:17

BBS Environmental - Technical Guide

BBS Environmental has reviewed the thermal design impact of changing from PIR insulation boards to mineral wool/glass fibre products. It evaluates the thermal performance effect and the consequent changes required to maintain thermal integrity of the design and part L1A compliance. The Technical Guide can be viewed here.


Updated: 2018-01-18 11:16:52   Added: 2018-01-18 11:16:52

Building Control Roadshows

A very Happy New Year to you all!

Starting next week the Stroma Group will be holding a series of client roadshows to announce some important news regarding the three successful Approved Inspector businesses: Approved Design Consultancy Ltd, BBS Building Control Ltd and Greendoor Building Control & Specialist Services. Spaces are now going fast, so please join us for a morning seminar, involving Building Control CPD, refreshments and hear about the exciting plans we have for our Building Control business and the Stroma Group. Book your place today via the online form or click here for further details.

Updated: 2018-01-04 08:53:34   Added: 2018-01-04 08:37:54

Happy Birthday to Matt and the Truro Team!

The South West Regional office celebrates its 10th Anniversary this month. In November of 2007, Matt Potts was employed by BBS Building Control Ltd. to establish an office at Threemilestone, West of Truro. BBS already had established offices in London and the South East, however was keen to extend its services into Cornwall. Matt was joined by Stuart Anderson and Gill Maroney early in 2008 and the BBS South West Team was formed.

The Team set about contacting local architects, contractors and developers. Some of those contacted were pleased to have another option for Building Control services in the region. However, others were sceptical and concerned the recently established office would not survive. These fears proved groundless, so much so, that by the end of 2008 Matt, Stuart and Gill had outgrown their initial office. Larger premises and more staff were required! They moved, just a few miles, to their current offices at Chiverton Cross, located near the A30, one of the major routes through Cornwall.

10 years on and following a further office expansion the Team now comprises 14 full-time staff, including surveyors based in Devon and Dorset. Since 2007, the South West team has undertaken several thousand projects across all sectors of the construction industry, from private residential work to major housing, industrial and educational schemes. The recent acquisition by the Stroma Group enables BBS to provide an even greater level of service and national coverage. No doubt the next ten years will see further expansion in the South West and nationally.  

Updated: 2017-11-15 15:08:32   Added: 2017-11-15 14:49:43

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