The updated Building Regulations include amendments to Approved Documents - Part F (Ventilation) and Part L (Conservation of fuel and power), and the release of a new Approved Document for Overheating (Part O). The proposals are primarily focused on new non-domestic buildings and include policies for existing non-domestic buildings and new and existing housing.
“This marks an important step on our journey towards a cleaner, greener built environment and it supports us in our target to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050.”
The updated Building Regulations for England and Wales were published following the Government’s response to the Future Homes Standard consultation, which sought views on changes to Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) and F (Ventilation) of the Building Regulations.
Within this, the Government confirmed that a full technical consultation for the launch of the Future Buildings Standard will begin in 2023, ahead of updating building regulations again in 2025. The Government also announced a new consultation, the Future Building Standard. This consultation will look at possible improvements to the energy efficiency of non-domestic buildings, as well as energy efficiency and overheating in new and retrofit homes.
Building Regulations and Overheating Podcast
Our Director of Energy Services, Andy Mitchell, joins The Andrew Pierce Show Podcast on the MailOnline to discuss changes to Building Regulations and Overheating. Listen now to hear the full discussion, from 11 minutes in.
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Building Regulations and Overheating
Andy Mitchell also spoke to The Telegraph on how the Government’s new Approved Document O will affect the number of conservatories in British homes.
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