Ensures key building information is available and accessible for Building Safety Act compliance ahead of higher-risk building registration deadlines with the BSR

London, 11th May 2023: Today, Createmaster, the leading digital handover and building manual solutions provider, announced the availability of its new Digital Retrofit solution. Aimed at asset owners and building duty holders, Createmaster brings together existing siloed and disparate building information from in-use higher-risk buildings (HRBs) into the Zutec platform, providing a user-friendly dashboard to manage documents and data.

Information is processed, structured and categorised by the Createmaster team in a flexible and industry-proven template to provide consistency in information and facilitate the creation of a building safety case. Crucially, users can evidence Building Safety Act compliance ahead of deadlines to register and deliver key building information to the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) by the end of September.

Commenting on why Digital Retrofit maybe a requirement for a some asset owners, James Cannon, Commercial Director at Createmaster, said: “With huge volumes of information and documentation for legacy building stock all over the place — so disparate systems, formats, and states of completeness and quality — preparing for building safety obligations can be lengthy and difficult for the majority of asset owners and duty holders. Building Safety Act requirements now stipulate that HRBs are not just registered with the BSR by the end of September, but key building information is provided within 28 days of a building being registered to demonstrate and evidence building safety and BSA compliance.

“With Createmaster and Zutec providing a single source of truth, all building information can now be accounted for in one cloud-based platform, using our comprehensive template to allow you to demonstrate regulatory compliance across a property portfolio, and support a safety case being built out. It achieves a digital record of current and historic data, including critical fire safety information, operations and maintenance (O&Ms) manuals, as well as inspection reports and certificates, which can be reviewed, maintained and updated when required, on the journey to a ‘Golden Thread’ of information.”

The Zutec platform underpins building safety management throughout the asset lifecycle and makes it easy to identify missing documents and gaps in data so information can be edited or populated where needed, is always up to date, and changes are tracked for auditing.

Platform permissions can also be granted to stakeholders, including internal compliance teams, third party consultants or the BSR for easy access, which also makes handing over a building to Facility Management easier.


Digital retrofit document explorer dashboard

Zutec Digital Retrofit Document Explorer dashboard


With a specialism in bringing handover information together, getting started with Createmaster has never been easier. As a fully managed service, documents are reviewed and uploaded by a team of experts that professionally collate, deliver and host building information in a dashboard designed to support compliance requirements underpinned by Zutec, Createmaster’s sister company. This gives firms and duty holders a simple and visual digital representation of a single building or property portfolio that can be used by asset owners, facilities managers, the BSR and other stakeholders to make informed decisions, as well as communicating with tenants.

Cannon concluded, “We take the pain out of digital retrofitting building stock and putting data in one place for document management, and tenant communication. Only when you can fully understand building risk through accessible information can you put adequate measures and controls in place to ensure building safety, while supporting compliance and the path to golden thread.”

To find out more join the Createmaster webinar ‘Key Building Information Unlocked with Digital Retrofit’ on 11th May at 3pm.

For clients, asset owners, housing associations and build-to-rent developers looking to take the next step, please contact a Createmaster representative or book a demo here.

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