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Transitional Arrangements (Wales)

Transitional Arrangements (Wales) After months, years even, of anticipation, the Welsh Government has finally published a new set of Building Regulations to radically improve the energy efficiency standards of new construction projects in the country.…

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GLA Energy and Cooling Hierarchy: 2022 Changes

GLA Energy and Cooling Hierarchy: 2022 Changes This month brings in the biggest changes to energy targets in English Building Regulations since SAP was first introduced over 15 years ago. New homes will need thicker…

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U-Values

AD L changes will a 100mm wall cavity be enough? In just a few months time, the energy efficiency targets in English Building Regulations are changing. This will be the first upgrade in nearly a…

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The first phase of the Future Homes Standard will launch in England later this year. The aim is for new dwellings to use less energy, have lower fuel bills, a lower carbon footprint, and be…

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Photographic evidence – what’s changing

The first phase of the Future Homes Standard will launch in England later this year. The aim is to make sure new dwellings use less energy, have lower fuel bills, a lower carbon footprint, and…

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Release of Future Home Standards – What does it mean?

The first phase of the Future Homes Standard will launch in England later this year. New buildings, both dwellings and non-residential, will need to be constructed using less energy, have lower fuel bills, a lower…

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Save the date! New regulations have been announced.

Following years of delays and discussions in Westminster, energy efficiency standards for new developments in England have taken a big leap forward this week. On December 15th, 2021, the UK Government published a series of…

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The challenge of embodied carbon on construction sites

2021 was the year we came out of the pandemic and seriously took stock of our carbon footprint at home, at work, when we travel, and what our Government’s are doing about the bigger picture.…

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Wales – Non-residential AD L Consultation

Wales – Non-residential AD L Consultation The Welsh Government has taken a further step towards improving the energy performance of buildings by releasing new proposals for the non-residential sector. This follows a similar announcement late…

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Heat pumps for renovations

There’s been a lot of debate in the news recently about how the UK is soon to turn its back on gas boilers in favour of heat pumps. We have known about this for a…

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