Heating regs get radical overhaul

Tougher standards on air tightness in rooms are on the way as part of a regulation overhaul to meet low carbon targets.

The government is set to update the Approved Document L of planning guidance to improve minimum standards of air tightness and energy use.

Among the changes are new demands that collars and grommets are fitted on service pipework going into a building. The changes to the Document are part of the work leading into the Future Home Standard in 2025. Broadly, the new Document L will set new standards on thermal performance and heat loss from buildings plus energy conservation requirements linked to the installation of services including heating and hot water.

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