Following our earlier circulation of early notice of consultation on various aspects of the operation of Building Regulations, we’ve outlined three examples of specific points in the consultation currently underway which members might like to relay feedback via APHC in formulating its response, or via their own input direct to Communities & Local Government including:
Proposals include for the removal of work on heating system controls (other than the new circuit connection aspect) from the scope of Part P together with alteration work in kitchens and bathrooms where the work is outside zones 0, 1 & 2. Click on the link below to read the full Part P consultation document.
Part L Space Heating Zoning
Proposal to revert back to the 2008 requirements permitting a single room thermostat and TRVs to be used in a domestic property with floor area below 150m² as an alternative to the current requirement which outlines a minimum of two room thermostats and supporting pipework and zone valve arrangements. This is referenced on page 106 of the document shown below.
Part L , Consequential Improvements
A number of proposals are being put forward relating to work on existing domestic properties requiring the property owner to undertake a range of consequential improvements at the same time as particular works are undertaken. One of those main areas is when a boiler replacement is undertaken then other works such as loft, cylinder, cavity wall or draughtproofing must be carried out at the same time. This is referenced on page 37 of the document shown below.
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