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Building Regulations 2022 Changes
Why are there more changes to the building regs?
It all comes down to sustainability and protecting our planet by ensuring we are all Making Better Homes
Key Changes - New Builds
New regulations that came into effect on 15th June 2022.
K Design and build's goal is to achieve net zero carbon buildings by 2050
Insulation in cavity walls, below ground level and between ceiling rafters and floor insulation now needs to have a minimum thickness of 150mm.
Previously, this was 100mm.
Insulation New Builds
Floor insulation has a minimum thickness of 100mm (previously 75mm) -
Horizontal ceiling insulation has a minimum thickness of 300mm (previously 270mm) -
Insulation in a sloping ceiling is 150mm between rafters and 30mm underneath
One of the best ways to pass the SAP10 measures and ensure compliance with Part L and even the Future Homes Standard is to make use of solar PV on both new build and existing properties.
Waste Water Heat Recovery
Waste Water Heat Recovery systems are recommended to be used in all new builds.
This is a big step forward for saving money on heating bills.
Making sure there’s sufficient ventilation in a property is an important part of sustainable building and creating energy efficient homes, but it’s also crucial for improving wellbeing for end users.
There must be an adequate level of extract ventilation from wet rooms.
With all of these efficient changes being made to the design and development of our homes. They are going to cosier than ever. However, it is important that they are not overheating.
This requires that each of the rooms in a home needs to be evaluated in terms of the risk of overheating.
View the full Jewson 2022 Building Regs PDF here:
Timeline for Change
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