28 March 2012
The Building Control Alliance has presented the government with two research
reports on Building Control compliance and customer opinion.
Both research surveys are linked. The first records the extent of compliance
instructions issued by building control surveyors and the second measures customer opinion.
The surveys show that claims by lobby groups that building control surveyors
only enforce life threatening contraventions are not true. In fact, there is a very good distribution of
compliance actions across all areas.
The second research project measured customer opinions of building control.
All this research is being submitted to BCPSAG (the Building Control Performance
Standards Advisory Group established by DCLG and Chaired by Alan Crane) and will be added to new surveys on
Building Control Performance Indicators that will be issued in May 2012.
Paul Everall HonMCIAT, commenting on behalf of LABC said, 'By and large the
majority of the industry play by the rules and do good work in cooperation with us. But there is an underside
in the industry, particularly on domestic work and we have promised the Minister further research in unreported
work, deliberate avoidance of the system and prosecutions.'
For the full reports please visit http://www.buildingcontrolalliance.org/