building regs

Changes to Part L, F and O of the Building Regulations – What installers need to know

Neil Sawers, Commercial Technical Manager for Grant UK, takes a look at the recent changes to the Building Regulations, which includes three Approved Documents which will affect the heating industry – Part L (Conservation of fuel and Power), Part F (Ventilation), and Part O (Setting Standards for overheating in new residential buildings). In December 2021, […]

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PipeSnug welcomes Part L changes: New Approved Document specifies the use of pipe collars and grommets

PipeSnug has welcomed the recent government response to its consultation on the Part L of the Building Regulations, which specifies the use of pipe grommets and collars on incoming service penetrations and internal building services in new build dwellings. The new Approved Document Part L primarily addresses energy efficiency and air tightness in buildings in […]

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Introducing the FlueSnug at InstallerFESTIVAL

PipeSnug showcased its latest innovation at InstallerFESTIVAL – the FlueSnug. Just like the popular 32mm, 40mm and 110mm sizes of PipeSnug, the new FlueSnug seals around the boiler flue in the wall, giving a professional finish. You don’t need to mix mortar or use silicone and it can be fitted into a core drilled hole […]

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New consultation published regarding Part L of Building Regs for new dwellings

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published a consultation on the Future Homes Standard, regarding changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) of the Building Regulations for new dwellings.  The consultation sets out two options to uplift energy efficiency standards, one that would deliver a 20% reduction in carbon emissions, based […]

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"Shocking" new research highlights urgent need to improve the enforcement of Building Regulations

Shocking new research findings from the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) highlight the need for urgent improvements to the enforcement of Building Regulations in the plumbing and heating industry. The independent research, which was carried out on behalf of APHC by consultancy DJS Research, was conducted in order to support the Association’s case […]

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