Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Call for Part L ‘swoop squad’

Chemical water treatment manufacturer Sentinel wants a national ‘swoop squad’ to check heating installations to ensure they comply with Part L of the Building Regulations. This comes in response to reports in the media suggesting that the Government was turning a blind eye to violations of Part L of the Building Regulations (see H&V News story ‘HVCA anger at weak Part L enforcement’ September 22). Sentinel’s European marketing director Mark Walker said: “We would like to see some form of policing being introduced even if its along the lines of athlete drug testing – no warning, expert assessment of work undertaken, with checks that the work undertaken meets Building Regulations Part L stipulations. “It will need careful implementation and it will have a cost attaching to it. But we need to take what we do seriously – and there are plenty of people out there currently who don’t.”