Home user guide - Building Regulations Part L, F and overheating - England
Forms the second part of a two-stage consultation proposing changes to Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (Ventilation) of the Building Regulations. The first stage of the consultation concluded in January 2020 and related to the Future Homes Standard. The focus of this new consultation extends the intended requirements as the Future Buildings Standard, aiming for highly efficient non-domestic buildings making the most of low-carbon heat technology. The changes to the Building Regulations are due to be introduced from 2021 onwards, and the Future Buildings Standard in place from 2025. The options under consideration relate to improvements in energy modelling methodologies, and to standards of work on existing non-domestic buildings. Other areas for consideration look at mitigating overheating in new non-domestic buildings that are classed as residential. The changes will also bring about similar requirements in new domestic buildings for mitigating overheating, improving standards to work being carried out in existing homes. Final area of consideration relates to the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard. This supporting document assists builders and developers of new homes meet requirements in the Building Regulations.
Superseded by Future buildings standard: 2021 consultation on changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings and dwellings; and overheating in new residential buildings. Summary of responses received and Government response (DLUHC, 2021). Issued: January 2021. Applies to England only. Consultation closes: 13/04/2021. The consultation package comprises: the consultation document, an impact assessment, draft AD L1, draft AD L2, draft AD F1, draft AD F2, draft AD [X] and this home user guide template.
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is a UK Government ministerial department with responsibility for several policy areas including building regulation, community integration, economic development in coastal and seaside areas, energy efficiency in buildings, high streets and town centres, housing, local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and Enterprise Zones, localism, planning reform and the planning system. They were formerly known as the Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
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