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Consultations on Changes to the Building Regulations Part L and F

02 October 2019   (0 Comments)
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The Government has published the first of two consultations on changes to the Building Regulations. Specifically, Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation). Which can be read here.
 
 
This consultation covers new homes and includes two options to raise the energy efficiency standards in Part L, in 2020, as a stepping stone to the Future Homes Standard. It also includes proposals for changes to the ventilation standards of the Building Regulations (Part F), more stringent transitional requirements for the energy efficiency standards and a clearer role for planning authorities in setting energy efficiency standards.

 

 
A further consultation will follow, in the coming months, proposing changes to the energy efficiency standards for non-domestic buildings and for building work to existing homes and non-domestic buildings; and on preventing overheating in buildings.

 

The Government is also consulting on a new release of BRE’s Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) software. We will send you the link to this when it goes live shortly.

 

Finally, the Government has published new research on overheating and on ventilation and air quality.

 

CABE will be able to asking members for their opinions on the consultation in the next couple of weeks. Alternatively can respond to the consultation via the Governments online survey on the gov.uk site.

 

The survey closes 11.45pm on 10 January 2020