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Consultation on Changes to Part L and Part F

The Government has published the first of two consultations on changes to the Building Regulations;  Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation).

This consultation sets out plans for the Future Homes Standard, including proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new homes in 2020. The Future Homes Standard will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency; it will be introduced by 2025.

This document is the first stage of a two-part consultation about proposed changes to the Building Regulations. It also covers the wider impacts of Part L for new homes, including changes to Part F (ventilation), its associated Approved Document guidance, airtightness and improving as-built performance of the constructed home.

More info: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-homes-standard-changes-to-part-l-and-part-f-of-the-building-regulations-for-new-dwellings

There are also new publications on overheating in new homes:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/research-into-overheating-in-new-homes

and ventilation and air quality in new homes

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ventilation-and-indoor-air-quality-in-new-homes

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