We’ve just about got to grips with the 2010 changes to the Building Regulations and now it’s time to start thinking about what’s coming up next.
As part of its commitment to reducing the burden of regulation the government has put changes to Building Regulations (England only) on a three year revision cycle, so we know there will be changes coming up in 2013. We don’t know the details yet, but we know there will be changes to Part L, with a further 25% reduction in carbon dioxide emission levels as well as changes to ensure ‘as-built’ performance more closely matches the design performance. In addition, the government is looking at revisions to Parts A, C, D, E, K, L, M and N, considering the effectiveness of Part P (Electrical safety) and looking at how the building control system works.
We’ll be looking out for information on those changes: the proposals for Part L are due to come out in December.