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Ban on Combustible Materials in External Wall Systems
The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 – SI 2018/1230 come into force on 21 December 2018. This article considers what this means for current and future projects.
Devonshires secures new ranking in 2018 Legal 500 Guide
The 2018 Legal 500 Guide has been published and we are delighted to have secured a new ranking for Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP).
Leading Construction Lawyer Joins the Devonshires Team
We are delighted to announce that leading Construction lawyer, Richard Anderson, today joins Devonshires as a Partner in our Construction & Engineering Department.
Government Building Safety Programme: advice for building owners on assurance and replacing of flat entrance fire doors
Fire doors from five out of six suppliers have been identified as failing to meet requisite fire performance standards following an investigation by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Devonshires advises on £21.3 million acquisition of local authority housing
Devonshires advises on £21.3 million acquisition of local authority housing
Japanese knotweed: landmark ruling could open the floodgates to more claims
A recent Court of Appeal ruling could open the floodgates to claims against landowners if Japanese knotweed on their site encroaches onto neighbouring properties even if it doesn’t cause any physical damage.
Devonshires re-appointed to the HALA Framework
We are delighted to announce that we have been re-appointed to the Housing Associations' Legal Alliance framework.
Modern Methods of Construction: BOPAS and Build Warranties
Interest in custom build and modular housing is growing rapidly, but housing associations and developers considering this way of building must not overlook accreditations and warranties – specifically the Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS).
ACM Cladding Remediation Fund
The Government has published guidance on how local authorities and housing associations can apply for funding for the removal and replacement of unsafe ACM cladding on buildings 18m or over.
Managing Risk: Expert guidance and solutions for registered providers
On the 17th May we held our first ever Devonshires Conference which focused on the biggest challenges affecting the UK’s social housing sector.
The Hackitt Report: An overview
Yesterday saw the release of Dame Judith Hackitt’s long-awaited Report of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
Can custom build go mainstream?
The term ‘custom build’ has been around since 2011, but the UK has been slow to embrace this way of housebuilding. Compared to other European countries, we’re lagging behind, constructing these types of homes at a much lower rate. However, this trend could be about to change.