Tag : Building regulations
A cross section of major companies and organisations working across the heating and mechanical engineering sector have demanded a range of policy changes to help them meet aims to fully eliminate their carbon emissions by 205
Leading players in the ventilation sector have called for a major overhaul of Approved Document F of the Building Regulations to address longstanding concerns about insufficient provisions to meet occupants’ health and wellbeing needs.
With an entirely new Cabinet now leading the government under the leadership of prime minister Boris Johnson, the HVAC sector is hoping that some answers may be near with regard to addressing the challenge of decarbonisation and better building safety.
The UK’s Building Regulations and broader environmental policies are currently insufficient to viably eliminate national carbon emissions by 2050 and must therefore be amended, a range of industry bodies have warned.
A new UK building safety regulator and the introduction of stronger sanctions on bad practice are among key proposals of a major new government consultation on construction.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has criticised a failure to implement a deep clean of ventilation systems in homes surrounding Grenfell Tower.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has pledged to address industry concerns over current ventilation and indoor air quality standards (IAQ) as part of a forthcoming review of Buil
Despite continued uncertainty over how Brexit will impact trade, regulations and the construction supply should it go ahead as scheduled at the end of this month, the UK HVAC industry must undergo significant change to adapt to a changing global market place.
A lack of transparency concerning the performance of construction products remains a pressing concern for the building services sector as the government commits to introduce a series of changes to safety regulations.
A range of associations and bodies that have spoken to H&V News in recent months have cited how a lack of clarity in building regulations and limited enforcement of these rules, particularly for existing or refurbished properties, poses health risks from creating poorly ventilated dwellings and office spaces.
The government has set out several key aims that it hopes will overhaul the quality of social housing in the UK. This will include the introduction of a stronger regulator and new standards on home quality that will determine factors such as energy efficient heating.
The government has told British Gas to stop providing quotations that fail to fully comply with Boiler Plus standards and reminded installers that the standards are mandatory
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has said it will be “reminding” British Gas of its responsibilities to ensure every service it provides meets the minimum requirements of the mandatory Boiler Plus efficiency standards introduced in April this year.
British Gas is offering quotations to customers that decline to purchase new or replacement heating appliances that complies with the recently introduced mandatory Boiler Plus standards, leading to questions over policing of the new efficiency regulations.
The Independent Review of Building Regulations launched following the Grenfell Tower fire has demanded radical regulatory reform of how buildings are designed, built and maintained, with the government committing to seek advice on how best to ensure “meaningful” change.
A government review of carbon monoxide alarm regulations that is set to launch later this year will consider whether a blanket requirement should be introduced that would require the devices to be in place for all forms of heating systems.
Boiler Plus standards have come into effect today and will outline revised energy efficiency and technical requirements for any new combi boilers being fitted. Key industry bodies claim the standards represent the most significant overhaul of gas boiler standards in the UK since 2005.
The Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) has issued new consumer guidance it hopes will build awareness around using Gas Safe engineers and the best industry practice that can be expected when servicing a boiler.
A new bill to be introduced to parliament that sets out new rules for managing cash retentions will be backed by a number of industry bodies such as BESA and electrical and engineering services group ECA.
Replacing gas boilers with heat pumps in commercial buildings could have significant longer-term economic and environmental benefits for UK cities, argues professional services consultancy WSP.
BESA Technical Director Tim Rook hopes the recently announced government-backed review of building regulations launched following the Grenfell Tower fire will have a sufficiently broad remit to meet key compliance and safety issues.
The government will soon unveil the next steps in its review of UK building regulations following the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14.