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Changes to Parts L & F of the Building Regulations were made in March this year, in response to a consultation which took place in 2009. So far, revised Approved Documents have not been published, although results of last year's consultation and an impact assessment were published on the day before Good Friday. This was in anticipation of the purdah, or block on major policy decisions, which would be in force from the date the election was announced. The election was announced on the day after Easter Monday, and the government now has until the May 6th election to get the Approved Documents published.
A flavour of the changes that we can expect to the Approved Document can be obtained by looking at last year's consultation documents. These can still be downloaded from the CLG website. Of course, there may be some surprises in the final versions of the Approved Documents.
However, there are a few certain things we know at this point. Starting with Part L (conservation of fuel and power):
And moving on to Part F (means of ventilation):
BSRIA will keep you posted on latest developments on their 2010 Parts L & F via the E-News. Register for free if you do not receive the E-News directly from BSRIA already.
BSRIA runs a one-day training course explaining Part L and F of the Building Regulations including the new changes and also provides testing and consultancy for Part L compliance. For more information contact us:
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