building regulations

New Building Regulation Requirements – Part L and F – have come into force

With the new requirements coming into force in England from 15th June, BEAMA has published a collection of guidance documents to help installers and contractors design and install gas and oil fired wet central heating installations, electric heating, and ventilation systems, in accordance with the new Building Regulations (Part L and F). The guides include: […]

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Building Regs changes: What installers need to know

The changes to the Building Regulations are coming into effect from 15 June. Neil Sawers, Commercial Technical Manager at Grant UK, explains how they may affect installers. The changes to Part L (Conservation of fuel and power), Part F (Ventilation) and Part O (Setting Standards for overheating in new residential buildings) are the biggest set […]

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New Building Regulation Changes in 2022 – What Installers need to know

Important new Building Regulation changes will impact new homes and some existing homes from June this year – the changes being all about progressing the Government agenda in transitioning to net zero by 2050. John Thompson – CEO of the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) – takes a look at what this means […]

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Pipe seals officially mandated in new Part L of the Building Regs

The new Part L of the Building Regulations now specifies the need for pipe seals and grommets on pipe penetrations. Changes to Part L came into force in December 2021, with a period of adaptation for the industry until June 2022. The changes to Part L were designed to help the UK meet its Net […]

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Domus Ventilation Launches Non-Combustible Solis Air Brick™

Domus Ventilation, part of the Polypipe group, has launched the new Solis Air Brick™ range of low resistance, non-combustible metal air bricks that are fully compliant with the revised Building Regulations Fire Safety Approved Document B. Changes to the Building Regulations, which came into force in November 2020, requires “Ductwork penetrating through the external cavity including termination to be non-combustible” when above 18m in England and 11m in Scotland, although it is expected […]

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