In June of this year(2022), it was announced that there would be changes to the building regulations which would affect the building construction industry; whether it is a new building or existing property, there are changes which affect everyone.
One of the new proposals states that all new homes must produce no more than 30% carbon dioxide emissions. New fabric efficiency standards will apply to an existing property if you install new or replacement thermal elements, such as windows or doors.
Whilst we are on the subject of windows and doors, another recommendation has been put forward stating that all new windows should be fitted with trickle vents unless you have alternative ventilation such as air bricks.
There are new regulations around the maximum flow temperature allowed for heating systems. Previously the maximum temperature was set to 75%; this has now reduced rapidly to 55%.
As well as updating the regulations, there have also been two new regulations added; let’s see what that means for you,
Part O – To limit excess solar gain in new and existing homes and to remove excess heat.
Part S – Means to future-proof homes and buildings by installing charging points for electric vehicles.
Samuel Sheldon Ltd will always follow the correct policies and procedures when completing your building project. They will advise you of everything that needs to be put into place before starting the project and keep you up to date on any changes along the way.
If you have a building project submitted and approved before the 15th of June 2022, then the new building regulations won’t apply; this being said, you must have plans to start on the project before the 15th of June 2023.
If you have any queries about the new building regulations, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01229 773295,
or our email address is email@example.com.