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HHIC welcomes long awaited upgrade to Building Regulations

‘A review of Building Regulations is well overdue’, says the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC as they respond to The Future Homes Standard 2019 Consultation on changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for new dwellings.

Stewart Clements, Director, HHIC said:

“Part L of the Building Regulations was last reviewed in 2012. Since then there have been many technological and industry advancements, so a review to bring standards up to date is welcomed.”

“Looking at the detail of the consultation we are pleased to see ambitious targets which provide opportunities for a range of heating technologies to be installed, such as heat pumps.

We would, however, urge government to be technology agnostic in their approach and ensure that no technology is excluded from installation at the point of build or in the future.”

“Homes must be future proofed and have all means of fuel type available to them. Standards must also remain high across the build with no corners cut to balance the books.”

You can view the consultation here. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-homes-standard-changes-to-part-l-and-part-f-of-the-building-regulations-for-new-dwellings

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About HHIC

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is a member organisation committed to effectively driving, supporting and influencing the sustained growth of the UK domestic heating and hot water industry.

We have been at the heart of the heating industry for over 100 years. Making sure our members are always informed and their interests represented. One voice, united to influence change. HHIC are a division of the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) which provides a leading industry voice helping shape the future policy direction within the sector. Using its wealth of expertise and over 100 years of experience, it acts to further the best interests of its members and the wider community in working towards a sustainable, energy secure and efficient future.

EUA has eight organisational divisions – Utility Networks, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC), the Industrial & Commercial Energy Association (ICOM), the Hot Water Association (HWA), the Manufacturers’ Association of Radiators and Convectors (MARC), the Gas Vehicle Network (GV Network), the British Energy Efficiency Federation (BEEF), and the Manufacturers of Equipment for Heat Networks Association (MEHNA).