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Future Homes Standard and the impact on Building Regulations

Published On Monday 26 July 2021

The Future Homes Standard Consultation is a strategy aiming to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2025. Part of this plan is that new-build homes will need to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency. Part L Building Regulations coming into effect this year marks the start of these changes.

John Miles, Assent Building Control Director recently talked through all the considerations for property developers and how approved building inspectors can support them in order to meet the new regulation standards. Critically, transitional arrangements will be affected, meaning that developers have to improve the design specification of buildings as regulation changes take place.

Other considerations include reducing carbon emissions, gaining greater levels of thermal efficiency and new solutions for renewable energy, which now also apply to refurbs and alterations in addition to new build. The inspection process will need to change, bringing Approved Inspectors on board earlier in the project stages so that they can offer consultation services on how to address and meet the requirements.

You can read the article in full here on Specifier Review and if you'd like to speak with one of our Building Control Inspectors about a current development please get in touch.