When we own a business and are wanting to add to that business, it is important to properly have our building coded. What are building codes and why are they important you might ask? Building coding is important for the following reasons.
- Ensuring Buildings are Safe for People
- Protect People from Cowboy and Unsafe Building Practices
- Educate and Inform Building Professionals, Contractors, and Trades People
- Penalties Will Apply When the Building or Structure is not Approved by Building Control
- Important When Selling or Remortgaging a Home
- Promote Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings
- Makes Buildings Accessible
- Ensures Sports Grounds, Stadiums, and Public Venues are Safe
- Protects the Public from Dangerous Structures
- Helps Keep Build Quality High
Ensuring Buildings are Safe for People
The building control personnel are charged with inspecting a structure to make sure it complies with all building codes. They will check many factors such as foundations, damp-proofing, structural issues, and fire protection and means of escape.
Protect People from Cowboy and Unsafe Building Practices
To have the site visited regularly during construction will ensure the finished product is safe for everyone.
Educate and Inform Building Professionals, Contractors, and Trades People
Building surveyors will regularly visit a site to educate the builders on any changes to codes that might arise during construction.
Penalties Will Apply When the Building or Structure is not Approved by Building Control
There are often high penalties to pay when buildings and structures are not put together properly. If it is not regularly inspected during construction, the owner might be left to pick up the bill for bringing it up to code.
Important When Selling or Remortgaging a Home
After construction of a safe building, the building code professional will hand a certification to the building owner. The certification is important when you go to sell, insure, or mortgage the property.
Promote Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings
The building code professional is there to ensure all new construction has solar panels, insulation, and efficient lighting.
Makes Buildings Accessible
The building control personnel ensure all new buildings are made to be accessible by everyone.
Ensures Sports Grounds, Stadiums, and Public Venues are Safe
Building control teams offer guidance and recommendations on building of stadiums and other public places. They advise of structural stability, crowd control, safe capacity, and more.
Protects the Public from Dangerous Structures
Building control will ensure the safety of a structure by making the builders redo the unsafe portions of the building. Sometimes it means demolition of the building.
Helps Keep Build Quality High
They ensure that buildings and homes are constructed to the highest quality standards. In order to ensure the safety of those who occupy the building. Call us at 408-295-2182.