regulations

Clarity needed over boiler reinstallation compliance as regulations create uncertainty – Opinion

An ambiguity in building regulations regarding the circumstances a boiler can be reinstalled to replace an underperforming low carbon heating system is creating confusion for consumers and the wider heating industry. Andrew Mathews, Technical Director at OFTEC, takes a look: That’s the message from OFTEC which has called for clearer guidelines for installers and an […]

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48% of heating installers are not aware of updates to Part L

Almost half (48%) of heating installers admit that they are not aware of the updates to Part L of the Building Regulations and over a third (35%) said that they do not keep up to date with changes to regulations. This is according to new research from Polypipe Building Products. This comes as the transitionary […]

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Changes to plumbing and heating regulations for 2023 – What installers need to know

In 2022, not only did the UK government make significant changes to a number of existing building regulations, but they also introduced a new document focused on efficiency in new residential buildings. Many of these new changes have already started to affect the plumbing industry and are going to continue to do so in 2023. […]

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Update to Welsh Government Guidance on Fitness for Human Habitation Regulations

An update to the guidance issued by the Welsh Government about The Renting Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) (Wales) Regulations 2022, has been published to permit the use of an Electrical Installation Certificate in lieu of an Electrical Installation Condition Report, when relating to a wholly newly built dwelling. The Renting Homes (Fitness for Human […]

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Plumbers call for updated training on water fittings regulations

UK plumbers want their industry training to be updated to cover off broader spectrum of topics and include periodic refresher training and auditing, according to research released by the Water Regulatory Advisory Scheme (WRAS). The study found that 91 percent of approved plumbers believe it should be mandatory for plumbers to undertake water fittings regulations […]

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