Scottish Building Standards Section 6

scot-build-blog From today, 1st October 2015, Scottish construction will take a significant step closer to Zero carbon building, with the introduction of new 2015 versions of the building standards incorporating a significant uplift in requirements for Section 6 for both Domestic… Read the rest
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Towards Nearly Zero Energy (non domestic) Buildings

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Non Domestic building standards are generally considered to be difficult to develop and address. The diversity and breadth of possible building types can be vast and as a result of this complexity, new standards get less attention and consideration compared Read the rest

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How to insulate a garage conversion: Part 1 – Building Regulations/Standards

hammer and wooden floor Converting a garage is an easy (and often affordable) way of creating more space in a house without carrying out major building work.

A key part of the work will be adding insulation to the garage in order to make … Read the rest

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New Build Dwellings, once they are built: The EPC

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All new dwellings must have an assessment of energy performance (SAP), environmental impact (EI) and building regulations compliance undertaken at the design stage of the build, prior to works commencement. Once the dwelling is built, that assessment is revisited, with Read the rest

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Scottish Building Standards 2015 – Overview of the Non-Domestic requirements

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Following the Scottish government’s release of the 2015 building standards 12 months ahead of their implementation (October 2015), this blog post considers the changes to new build non-domestic requirements and touches on extensions and retrofit for non-domestic too…

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Scottish Building Standards 2015 – Overview of the Domestic New Build requirements

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The Scottish government have released the 2015 building standards 12 months ahead of their implementation (October 2015) in order to allow the house building industry plenty of time to get to grips with the new requirements; this blog post considers Read the rest

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Scottish Building Standards 2015 – what can be gleaned from the consultation response?

Scottish boy with the flag of Scotland What do we know following the Scottish Government response to their January 2013 consultation on “Low Carbon Buildings – A review of energy standards and guidance within Scottish building standards” which references Section 6 Energy and closed on 15 April Read the rest
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