Will the updates to Part G of the Building Regulations result in water efficiency and safer hot water systems in new dwellings as promised by the previous government? In this article Cath Hassell covers the updates that are most relevant to sustainable building.
This is a four page article. First published in June 2010
The updated Part G finally came into force on April 6th 2010. Originally planned for April 2006, it was shelved by Yvette Cooper, the then Housing Minister1. We were then promised its arrival in October 2009, only for it to fall foul of a European regulation. But it is here now and, unless work has already started on site, or planning permission has been granted, and work commences before April 2001, then any building work must conform to it.
The document has increased from 14 to 43 pages and now has six sections compared to three previously. The three headline changes to Part G are:...
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