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Future Homes Standard updates – The new targets
22 Jan 2021
Future Homes Standard updates – The new targets The new version of Approved Document Part L is set to go live in England in June 2022 and, as anticipated, the Target Emission Rate will be…
Future Homes Standard updates – What you need to know from Day 1
20 Jan 2021
Future Homes Standard updates – What you need to know from Day 1. After months of speculation and delay, we can finally confirm there has been movement with the Future Homes Standard, and confirmation that…
Has Cardiff jumped the gun by announcing Part L go live dates?
02 Dec 2020
Since the UK Government announced plans to introduce a Future Homes Standard, or, as the papers like to call it, the ‘gas boiler ban’, the three most common questions we’ve been receiving are: Are they…
Overheating targets introduced into Welsh Building Regulations
02 Dec 2020
I’m not sure what the opposite of a ‘fanfare’ is, but that’s exactly how the Welsh Government announced plans to introduce a new chapter to Building Regulations last week. Approved Document Part S will make…
Will Boris’s Ten Point Plan change housebuilding in the UK?
18 Nov 2020
Will Boris’s Ten Point Plan change housebuilding in the UK? Boris Johnson has this week announced a Ten Point Plan for launching a ‘Green industrial revolution’. It’s hoped these environmental commandments will jolt the UK…
Energy Performance Certificates have changed – FAQs
23 Sep 2020
Energy Performance Certificates have changed – FAQs https://find-energy-certificate.digital.communities.gov.uk/ Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) for all buildings across England and Wales have changed; They look very different to what we’re used to. This new layout is here…
Will planning reform push for greener developments?
20 Aug 2020
The world of planning was thrown into the national news this month, as the Government announced plans to completely overhaul the process from start to finish. This wasn’t an out-of-the-blue announcement… Planning reform has been…
A-Rated EPCs and ‘near’ zero carbon targets for Welsh affordable homes
18 Aug 2020
Affordable Homes should be designed and built to be just that… homes which are affordable to live in. And this month the Welsh Government has released an ambitious vision for how affordable homes will look…
Changes mean sprinklers required for more apartments blocks in England
12 Jun 2020
Fire safety in our apartment blocks has been high on the agenda since the tragedy of Grenfell. After three years of review, debate and inquiry, building regulations in England are about to change; and are…
GLA – Are Ambient Loop Heating Systems the future?
19 May 2020
Are Ambient Loop Heating Systems the future? Energy targets on new developments continue to push us towards a zero-carbon standard. That, combined with the Government’s plan to phase out fossil fuel heating in new builds,…