12 Apr Building Regulation Changes Coming in 2022
If you are planning to make any structural alterations to your property this year, then it’s worth looking into some building regulation changes that are on the horizon. Here at Add a Room, we’re always looking at changes and developments within UK building regulations, so we can go ahead and carry out our work in full compliance with them. Want to find out more? Here is everything you need to know, and how we can help you.
Why are the changes being made?
First of all, what changes are going to be made in June 2022 — and why are they being brought in? Well, the UK Government is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and as the construction industry is a big contributor to those emissions, changes need to be made within the sector. The changes that are being made this year aim to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, and even bigger ones are set to be introduced in 2025.
Why should you pay attention to these changes?
The new building regulations apply to work being carried out in England, and cover new homes, extensions, existing buildings and non-domestic buildings from June 2022. It will become mandatory to reduce carbon emissions in new homes by 30%, and 27% in the other kinds of work we have mentioned above. What will happen if you go ahead and ignore these new regulations? Well, if you don’t comply with them, then you could be hit with a fine or legal action. Considering the potential fallout of that, it’s worth making sure that your property complies with all the new rules that are being set out.
Where you can find the new regulations
If you want to take a look at the new regulations for yourself, you can find the changes in Approved Documents L, F and O. You will find that these reflect the changes that need to be made to reduce carbon emissions, and each document will go into greater detail about certain areas of concern. Part L will cover the energy efficiency of properties, Part F will focus on how to improve ventilation, and Part O is there to ensure that buildings do not overheat.
There’s another change that we feel is worth mentioning too. You should take a look at the new Approved Document S, which lays out how all new homes will have to have charging points for electric vehicles—which will help the Government ensure that emissions can be brought down on the roads too. Building regulations often intersect with other industries, and this is just one example of that.
We’re here to help
If you’re worried about navigating these new changes, we are here to help. We’re highly trusted thanks to our knowledge of building regulations, and we will be able to advise you on the changes that will become law in June this year. All of the work that we carry out is in full accordance with all current building regulations, so you can be sure that all the changes you make to your property will be totally legal. Whether you are converting your loft or garage, or extending your home, you couldn’t be in safer hands than with our team.
Get in touch today
If you want to find out more about us, the work we do, or what those new building regulations could mean for your plans, please do get in touch with a member of our team today. We would be happy to answer any questions that you have, and will arrange a visit to your property as soon as it suits you. Our passion is helping our customers bring the vision they have for their properties to life, and we are here to ensure that you can do that while complying with all current building regulations.