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June 2022, new Building Regulations in England & Parts L, F and O

What does it mean for specification of heating, hot water, ventilation and cooling technologies?

On the 15th of June, the updated Building Regulations Part L, Part F and the new Part O, became legally enforceable.

The biggest regulatory change the construction sector has seen in the last 40 years is a stepping stone in our transition away from fossil fuel systems toward decarbonised homes and electrification of heat.  This shift will impact the way we design buildings and specify technologies.

Have you decided which technologies to use for your residential project towards achieving compliance?

Download our free guide to 2022 Building Regulation changes

We designed a simple guide to the changes to Part L and Part F and the new Part O and what they mean for your project.

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When will I need to comply with the Building Regulations 2022 changes?

The new English Building Regulations came into law on the 15th of June 2021. For projects with existing planning permission there is one year transitional arrangements period that applies on plot-by plot basis.


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What are the four new compliance metrics in updated Part L?

The updated Part L outlines the four compliance metrics for new developments: primary energy target, carbon emissions target, fabric energy efficiency target, and minimum standards for building fabric and building services.


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What is the impact of updated Part F and new Part O?

The ventilation system choice under the updated Part F is linked to aritightness as we look to increase indoor air quality. New Part O offers modelling to help mitigate the risk of overheating in buildings.

Read our blogs to find out more about the new Building Regulations, what the changes to Part L, F and the new Part of entail and what this means for HVAC specification:


Statement on new Building Regulations England by Pamela Bingham, CEO of GDHV 

What are the changes to Part L implemented in June 2022? *COMING SOON*

How do the June 2022 changes to Part L and Part F and the new Part O affect new residential developments? *COMING SOON*

How do the June 2022 changes to Part L and Part F and the new Part O affect the refurbishment of existing residential housing developments? *COMING SOON*

Request our presentation on Building Regulation changes that answers the most frequently asked questions about the key changes.

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