01 Jun 2022

May 2022 Newsletter – Change is Coming

Change is Coming

As many people will be aware, the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022 and will shortly become the Building Safety Act. What people may not be aware of is the vast changes this Act could have on the construction industry. The Building Safety Act origins come from the review carried out by Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety in the wake of the Grenfell Disaster. The purpose of this piece of legislation is to make generational change in on how health and safety is managed throughout the building lifecycle and not just up to completion of construction.

Some key parts of the Act now include the introduction of the Building Safety Regulator who will be responsible for safety and performance of all buildings, a new regulator to oversee building products to ensure safety, the requirement for developers to join the New Homes Ombudsman scheme, entitle residents to full health and safety information regarding their building and creating a “golden thread” of data that gives full, up to date information on the safety running and occupation of a building. Whilst some of these changes may take up 12 – 18 months to introduce, contractors and developers alike need to start taking steps to meet the new requirements this Act will introduce to provide safer buildings.

In order to stay up to date, Magnitude works with leading health and safety consultants who provide continual advice to ourselves and our clients. By continually updating our knowledge around this crucial area of expertise, Magnitude is able to keep our clients fully informed to enable successful delivery of their projects.

ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Continuing in our commitment to providing excellence, Magnitude is proud to have been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognised standard that ensures our products and services meet the needs of customers through an effective quality management system.

Martin Trimble, Managing Director of Magnitude Quantity Surveyors commented: “Achieving ISO 9001 is a great achievement for the team, and it means that our clients have complete assurance that our services operate to the highest quality standard. Delivering an elite service requires a strict quality structure with highly qualified personnel that oversee the process and are committed to our quality assurance program. ISO 9001:2015 certification reflects our continued commitment to quality and our clients.”

A welcome to our new starters!

Magnitude is delighted to welcome Penny Martin and Nick Wilkinson to the team.

Penny joins as our Practice Manager with a wealth of experience and is responsible for overseeing all administrative and business operations across our 3 offices.

Nick joins as a Quantity Surveyor who will be based in our Liverpool offices and will focus his work in the PQS / CA & EA department.

We wish them the best of luck in their new positions and are looking forward to a bright future!

As always, we are here for all your Quantity Surveying needs. Please feel free to reply to this email with any question or enquires.

The Magnitude Team