building regs

71% of installers don’t think Part L is a step in the right direction

Almost three quarters (71%) of heating installers in the UK do not think that the updates to Part L are a good step in the right direction for the industry and a further quarter (23%) think that the updates to Part L need to go further to have a real impact, according to new research […]

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Upcoming Building Regulations – What installers need to know

Adam May, Commercial Director at Wolseley Infrastructure, takes a look at how upcoming building regulations are already changing behaviour in the sector: As the UK continues to transition towards becoming a more climate-friendly country with net zero carbon emissions, the way that homes and public buildings are heated is evolving too. New Building Regulations will […]

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Spectre launches new screw sizes to help comply with building regs

Spectre has launched two new sizes of screw to help the trade comply with the building regulations. Designed to bring performance and value to tradespeople, the Spectre range has now been expanded to include 6.0 x 200mm and 6.0 x 240mm woodscrews and will shortly also include 8.0 x 180, 200, 240 and 280mm versions […]

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Installers urged to exceed Part L regulations by fitting electric showers

Following the latest changes to Part L of the building regulations, Triton is urging the industry to go one step further in reducing carbon output, by opting for efficient electric showers. The uplift to the rules, which came into force on 15 June 2022, offers guidance on improving energy efficiency of dwellings. Under the new […]

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Will new Part L regs ensure boilers with cylinders will condense?

Kimbo Betty  – Owner of Heating Academy Northampton – looks at what the new Part L regulations mean for low-temperature heating for cylinder systems. The recent InstallerSHOW was very well attended by both exhibitors and visitors, and coincided with a long overdue uplift in Part L building regulations. But despite all the claims of saving […]

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