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Derbyshire building control Christmas 2018

Here’s to 2019…

18th December 2018

2018 has been a formative year for DBCP. It was our first full year in business and we were delighted to mark this by being  nominated for the New Business of the Year title at the 2018 Derbyshire Times Business Awards. We have gone from strength-to-strength during this time, welcoming new members to the team and launching […]

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smoke alarm, alarm testing, fire prevention, home safety, derbyshire homes, home owners advice

Test your smoke alarm during the festive season

10th December 2018

As people across the country deck their halls for Christmas, Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DCBP) is urging them to test their smoke alarms and ensure they are correctly positioned to avoid tragedy over the festive season. Christmas lights which, when combined with flammable materials like tinsel, real and artificial trees all pose an increased fire […]

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Build to Rent Apartments, chesterfield

Building up, not out encouraged to accelerate delivery of new homes commitment

6th December 2018

Property developers are being encouraged to build up, not out in order to accelerate the government’s commitment to delivering 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s. The ‘build up, not out’ strategy is designed to make better use of space, particularly in urban areas, by increasing housing density. Neil Johnson, Managing Director of Derbyshire Building […]

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Celebrating Success

16th November 2018

A message from Neil Johnson, Managing Director, DBCP The team and I were delighted to be shortlisted for the New Business of the Year title at the 2018 Derbyshire Times Business Awards on 15th November 2018. It rounds off what has been a hugely successful 18 months in business for DBCP and recognises the hard work of […]

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Cladding, insulation, high rise

New building regs for cladding announced for high rise buildings

15th November 2018

Combustible materials will be banned from high rise buildings. The change in building regulations was announced last month by Housing Secretary James Brokenshire. The ban follows the Grenfell Tower tragedy which claimed 72 lives following the use of flammable cladding on the exterior of the building which caused the rapid spread of the blaze. Cladding […]

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Advice to control mould in your new build this Autumn/Winter

5th November 2018

More than a third of all households (37%) report they have condensation issues. New builds, in particular, are susceptible to condensation as the building dries out. It can take up to 12 months for a new build property to fully dry out. As well as causing damage to a property, mould spores are a known […]

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Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards 2018. Hosted by Lesley Waters, held at Chesterfield college and organised by Destination Chesterfield.

The Market Pub named as Chesterfield’s Best Gastro Pub

1st November 2018

Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DBCP) recently showed its support for Chesterfield’s food and drink sector, sponsoring the award for Gastro Pub of the Year at the 2018 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards. The Market Pub successfully retained the title at the glittering awards ceremony, which was hosted by celebrity chef Lesley Waters and organised by […]

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Chris Pratt, Trainee Building Surveyor

Appointment brings new talent to the DBCP team

18th October 2018

Chris Pratt is the latest addition to the growing team at Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DBCP). His appointment marks DBCP’s 12-month anniversary after being established last year. Appointed as a training building surveyor, Chris is now working towards Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment. His appointment represents not only a milestone for […]

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Derbyshire Times Business Awards Winners

Shortlisted in Derbyshire Times Business Awards 2018

10th October 2018

Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DBCP) has celebrated a successful first year by being shortlisted in the New Business of the Year category in the Derbyshire Times Business Awards 2018. Now in their tenth year, the business awards celebrate local businesses and organisations, recognising those that represent the best in local business and commerce. The winner […]

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David Pratt, Building Control Manager

New appointment to drive growth of DBCP

2nd August 2018

David Pratt has been appointed as Building Control Manager at Derbyshire Building Control Partnership (DBCP). He brings nearly 30 years of experience to the role, having previously held building inspector roles at Chesterfield Borough Council and most recently Mansfield District Council. David is the latest new appointment for DBCP which was formed last year following […]

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