Part L Building Regulations
The Building Regulations is a set of rules covering buildings and construction of buildings. They are a legal requirement, covering areas such as architecture and implimentation.
The aims of Part L Building Regulations
Part L contains guidelines relating to the preservation of fuel and energy. The act aims to limit fuel and energy usage where possible. Including, heat gains or loss, and imrpoving efficient construction. It is a result of a government initiative to improve the energy usage of buildings construction; The reduction of C02 emissions is an important consideration of building planning. The initiative aims to reduce heat loss and excessive solar energy gains. Part L covers the 4 areas.
- Approved Document L1A: Conservation of fuel and power (New dwellings).
- Approved Document L1B: Conservation of fuel and power (Existing dwellings).
- Approved Document L2A: Conservation of fuel and power (New buildings other than dwellings).
- Approved Document L2B: Conservation of fuel and power (Existing buildings other than dwellings).
It may be important to also look at the 2015 Deregulation Act. This act introduces a new factor to the Building Regulations. The 2015 Dergulation Act also introduces an amendment clause to the Planning and Energy Act 2008. The clause stops authorities requiring more efficiency than set in the Building Regulations. This clause is yet to begin.
Fore more information please see the Part L Building Regulation Requirements.