New Part L of the Building Regulations: clarifying compliance

By Patrick Garner

The Department for Communities and Local Government has published amendments to Part L of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010 — and the transitional provisions give rise to a hidden trap for developers entering into development agreements.

The amendments to Part L relate to energy efficiency and conversion of fuel and power. They came into effect on 6 April 2014.

The changes are driven by the government’s desire to create more energy-efficient buildings and mean that new homes will have to be six per cent more energy efficient and new non-domestic buildings will have to be nine per cent more energy efficient than required by existing standards…

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