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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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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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New energy targets for Scotland buildings

With all the recent coverage about changing energy performance targets for new buildings in England and Wales, it wasn’t going to be long before the Scottish Government followed suit. Developers north of the border can…

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SAP 10.2 walks into a bar… nobody looks up

Designers of new build homes are continuing to proceed with caution whilst we await news of major changes to energy efficiency targets in England and Wales. One of these updated policies will be a new…

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Options for Thermal Bridging

Architects know that a well-insulated dwelling is key to achieving low emission rates on new build developments. High specification windows and thick quantities of insulation in the walls, floors and roofs means less heat can…

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New overheating targets worrying developers

At the start of 2021, both the UK and Welsh Governments released draft versions of a new building regulation specifically designed to target overheating in new buildings. A consultation into the new requirements has been…

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The wave of change – the next five years

The wave of change – the next five years Targets on the energy efficiency, running costs, and thermal comfort of buildings are changing. The current regulations haven’t budged for eight years and, just like the…

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Pulse Testing

Pulse Testing Since its inclusion in Building Regulations in 2006, many newly constructed sites in England and Wales have needed air testing as a mandatory step before final sign-off. This is to prove the build…

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Why switching from boilers to panel heaters is a bad idea

Why switching from boilers to panel heaters is a bad idea   With the release of new anti-fossil-fuel Building Regulations on the way, word is spreading through the construction industry that we need to start…

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