New Regulations Part L
The new building regulations part L, which came into effect on 1 October 2015, tighten the energy efficiency standards for new buildings and extensions. The intention is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new buildings and make them more energy efficient. The regulation requires that new buildings achieve an improvement in energy efficiency of at least 25% compared to the previous building regulations.
In order to meet this target, builders must use more energy efficient materials and construction methods. For example, they must use more insulation in walls, floors and roofs, install double or triple glazed windows, and use low-energy lighting.
These measures will result in higher initial costs but will save money in the long run by reducing energy bills. The new standards will also assist in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from new constructions, which will assist to combat global warming.
In the long term, this will benefit everyone by helping to improve air quality and reduce energy costs. We all must do our part to decrease our carbon impact, and these new rules will assist us in doing so.
Common faults relating to part L regulations:
There are a number of common faults that can occur when trying to comply with the new Part L regulations. Here are a few of the most common ones:
1. Insufficient insulation in walls, floors and roofs
2. Poorly sealed windows and doors
3. Lack of low-energy lighting
4. Inadequate ventilation
5. Poorly designed heating and cooling systems
If you have concerns regarding keeping up with the new standards, get help from a professional. Sittibuilders Ltd will be able to assist you in improving the energy efficiency of your home and ensuring that you meet the required standards.
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