delivering safer homes

Putting safety first

The Building Safety Act 2022 was introduced in response to the failures in building safety that led to the Grenfell Tower Fire, and is the most significant change in building regulations for a generation.

The Act introduced a new and modernised regime, providing the house building industry with a clear, proportionate framework to deliver safer, higher-quality homes, so that those who live in them feel safe – and most importantly, are safe.

At United Living, we always put safety first. Within our building safety services, we have a strong focus on technical excellence, collaboration and resident engagement. We partner and collaborate closely with housing associations, local authorities and private landlords to deliver the best possible service.

 

construction and refurbishment

Three step gateway process

Building safety projects are not straightforward construction projects. Adhering to high levels of quality and compliance is key in an environment of ever-changing building regulations, from planning to design and construction.

Using our in-house expertise and extensive supply chain, we manage the detailed three step gateway process to cover the construction and major refurbishment of buildings.

We also develop and implement tailored social value plans for clients, helping to ensure that we leave each community we work with in a better state than it was before, through improving residents’ quality of life and boosting local economies.

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New building safety regulation system

Three steps to building compliance

This initial stage is undertaken prior to planning permission being granted. The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) will assess full plans, the fire statement and other documents to accept or reject the clients application, determining whether they can proceed to the next stage or not.

At United Living, we prepare any required planning application submissions with all key fire considerations made to support the required fire statement for submission.

The second stage will see a rigorous inspection of the design and construction process, ensuring that building safety is considered and regulations are adhered to, at each stage of the process.

We’ll secure building control approval through the BSR and provide information covering duty holder competence, golden thread building data and strategies to minimise risk during construction.

The final, and most important stage of the process, is the issuing of the Building Registration Certificate (BRC). The BSR assesses final submissions, undertakes necessary inspections, and issues a completion certificate. This allows the safety of future occupants to remain the highest priority, as construction comes to an end.

The planning for this stage starts at the beginning of the building control process, to ensure that a programme is in place to allow the collection of all necessary information, right from the start. This is the golden thread of building information, ensuring that accurate, up to date information is readily available to the building owner.

At United Living, we support our clients by ensuring that the application will be processed as swiftly as possible, so as not to cause undue delay.

an industry-leading approach

A fully integrated solution

We have developed an industry-leading approach to building safety projects, based on technical knowledge, breadth of experience, resident engagement and collaboration

  1. National coverage – Regional presence
  2. Dedicated experienced team
  3. Collaborative approach
  4. Social value and environmental benefits

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video case studies

Fire safety projects…

Umberston Street – Creating safer homes and communities
Hatfield & Gerrard – Award-winning building and fire safety project

Testimonials

What our clients say about us…

“Working with United Living on our re-cladding project has been a pleasure. The project has run like a dream with satisfied residents and a great, can-do approach to the project team overseeing the work. Any issue has been tackled positively and at pace and we have received several external accolades due to the work United Living have done for us.”

James Shaw, Director of Property Services, Lewisham Homes

“The United Living team has been professional and committed throughout, and quickly grasped our priorities of quality and safety, ensuring that this project was delivered successfully, providing assurances to One Housing and residents for many years to come.”

Gary Albert, Head of Building Safety Works, One Housing Group

Our clients

Proud to work with

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News

Our latest news

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21/05/2024
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United Living awarded £23.3m contract with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

United Living Property Services, has won a contract with the Royal Borough of Kensington...

16/05/2024
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L&Q announces United Living Property Services as major works partner in North West

ULPS has been awarded a 14-year contract with L&Q as part of its sector-leading...

01/05/2024
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United Living Secures £500k Contract with PA Housing

The contract encompasses damp, mould, and disrepair remediation services, covering 23,000 properties across London.

28/02/2024
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United Living Property Services secures contract with Accent Housing

We're pleased to announce that United Living Property Services (ULPS), has successfully secured a...

31/10/2023

United Living helps generate record £16 million in social value with Clarion Housing Group

Following the publication of its Making a Difference report in September which gives an...

09/10/2023

Call for proposals to mitigate working at height risks during property inspections

We are excited to announce an open call for proposals aimed at addressing the...

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Whether you have a specific project in mind or if you’d like to find out more about our building safety services and how we can help you, we’d love to hear from you.

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