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What are the new building regulations?

Posted on 25th October 2021 in Affordable Housing

Posted by

Stephen Burtchaell

Partner and Solicitor
What are the new building regulations?

A significant update to Building Regulations will come into force on 15th June 2022.

 

What are the changes to Building Regulations? 

The Building Regulations changes will include new standards to reduce energy use and carbon emissions, with the ambition to reduce heating and power in buildings significantly. 

The new Building Regulations will require:

  • New homes with on-site parking to have an EV charge point.
  • Residential buildings undergoing major renovation that will have over ten on-site parking spaces after renovation to have at least one charge point for each dwelling with associated parking and cable routes in all spaces without charge points.
  • New non-residential buildings with over ten on-site parking spaces to have at least one charge point and cable routes for one in five spaces.
  • Non-residential buildings undergoing a major renovation that will have over ten on-site parking spaces after renovation to have at least one charge point and cable routes for one in five spaces.

 

When do the new Building Regulations come into effect?

The new Building Regulations will come into force on 15th June 2022, however a grace period will take effect until June 2023. This means that if your project had Building Regulations approval before 15 June 2022 then the old standards will still apply, but you have until 15 June 2023 to begin the work before the approval lapses. 

 

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