Welsh Building Regulations

Welsh building regulations

Today marks a major change for the construction industry in Wales with the launch of the Approved Documents L to the Building Regulations for Wales (ADL 2014). The headline 20% uplift for new non-domestic properties is markedly tougher than that Read the rest

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What now for the Code for Sustainable Homes?

Code for Sustainable Homes

Up until now, the Code for Sustainable Homes has been a nationally agreed yardstick for comparing the ‘sustainablility’ and energy efficiency of houses. Such a yardstick is essential, but changes are afoot…

In a previous post I talked about … Read the rest

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3 ways to comply with the standards for domestic extensions

Extending your home to comply with the standards So, you’re building an extension on your house. What do you have to do to make sure it complies with the standards? This blog explores the options…

When determining compliance for an extension, there are three routes to showing that … Read the rest

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New Welsh Part L 2014 – Retrofit, Material Changes of Use and Extensions

Welsh building regulations

The third of three blogs on the new Welsh Part L 2014 Building Regulations. This one is about retrofit, material changes of use and extensions.

The Welsh Part L 2013/14 Approved Documents should be implemented from 31st July 2014. At … Read the rest

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New Welsh Part L 2014 – Non-Domestic Buildings changes

Welsh building regulations The second of three blogs on the new Welsh Part L 2014 Building Regulations. This one is about the changes affecting non-domestic new build.

The new Welsh Part L Approved Documents will be implemented from 31st July 2014. For non-domestic … Read the rest

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New Welsh Part L 2014 – Domestic New Buildings

Welsh building regulations The first of three blogs on the new Welsh Part L 2014 Building Regulations. This one is about the changes affecting domestic new build.

The Welsh Government announced changes to the 2014 Building Regulations in Wales at a couple of … Read the rest

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Not such a bold step after all…

Welsh building regulations

 

The Welsh New Build consultation proposals considered earlier this year were a bold step forward  towards low / zero carbon housing.  The decided upon level announced by Carl Sargeant, Minister for Housing and Regeneration on 17th July has Read the rest

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Welsh Part L consultation – Domestic new build proposals

Welsh Flag The Welsh New Build proposals are a bold step when seen next to the English consultation proposals for 2013.

They are however also a slow one if you consider the last improvements were October 2010 and that the next interim … Read the rest

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