building regulations

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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“Greater consistency” needed for sealing pipework in Building Regs

PipeSnug is calling for greater consistency when it comes to effectively sealing pipework and service penetrations in both existing dwellings and new builds. This is the response following the Government’s latest consultation on the Future Buildings Standard. “While we are delighted that the benefits of pipe grommets and collars have already been specified for new […]

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Are the Building Regulations being enforced?

Energy efficiency campaigner and founder of Cambridge-based Green Heat Ltd., Peter Thom, is becoming increasingly concerned that Building Regulations are being regularly flouted in the growing market for replacing gas boilers with electric heating appliances. In a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, Peter points out that […]

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