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20 Mar 2018

New SABRE licences: March 2018

We are pleased to welcome BB7 Fire Limited, Buro Happold Limited, Control Risks Group Limited and Hoare Lea LLP as SABRE Licensed Companies. SABRE is BRE’s security assessment and certification scheme. These companies are able to offer SABRE Assessment services alongside...
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13 Feb 2018

HQM ONE – setting baselines in a flexible scheme

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) aims to make new homes better. Better for our pockets, our wellbeing and our environment. And at the very heart of the HQM scheme is the need to deliver quality homes. Quality Homes are high on the public agenda, but it is not always easy to achieve,...
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05 Feb 2018

5 things you need to know about HQM ONE

The next version of the Home Quality Mark (HQM) scheme – HQM ONE is now out for consultation. Below are 5 things you need to know about the proposed changes to the scheme: Please visit the consultation website to download the scheme manual and to know how you can provide...
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13 Nov 2017

New Special Interest Group to enhance security in the built environment

To help drive better security in the built environment, a new Special Interest Group has been launched by building science centre, BRE, in partnership with the Security Institute – the UK’s largest professional membership body for security professionals. “Rightly so, security is...
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05 Oct 2017

New SABRE Licensed Companies: Oct 2017

  We are pleased to welcome Toren Consulting, Ove Arup & Partners International and Cornerstone GRG as SABRE Licensed Companies. These companies are now able to offer SABRE Assessment services alongside their security consulting services. They join Hilson Moran, Critec...
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18 Aug 2017

Upcoming Event: ‘Planning Today for a Secure Tomorrow’

In July this year, Steve Quartermain CBE, the Chief Planning Officer, wrote to all local planning authorities reminding them of the important role the planning system plays in ensuring appropriate measures are in place in relation to counter terrorism and crime prevention. Crime...
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02 Aug 2017

SABRE registered assessors and professionals

Over the past few weeks, BRE Global have been training the first groups of individuals seeking to become SABRE Registered Assessors. A SABRE Registered Assessor understands the process and technical issues covered by the SABRE scheme. Their role is to interpret the requirements...
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31 Jul 2017

The role of planning in delivering a safe and secure built environment

Steve Quartermain CBE, Chief Planning Officer for England has this month reminded Planning Authorities of the important role of planning in delivering a safe and secure built environment. The letter recommends pre-application discussions between planning officers and security...
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10 Apr 2017

SABRE & Arup partner for next security breakfast event

Over the past few months, BRE have been partnering with leading security engineering practices to run a series of security themed breakfast events in and around London for design and construction professionals. The next event will be held in partnership with Arup on 27 April 2017...
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13 Mar 2017

Property & Business Interruption Insurance – Get recognised for good practice

Property protection insurance is not a legal necessity but without it a building owner will have to pay for any damage their property suffers. In addition, a business may lose income and might even face third party compensation claims related to property damage or injury through...
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