Open consultation The Future Homes Standard: changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-homes-standard-chang es-to-part-l-and-part-f-of-the-building-regulations-for-new-dwellings
Summary
Consultation on the uplift to standards of Part L of the Building Regulatio ns and changes to Part F. This uplift is the first step in achieving the Fu ture Homes Standards.
This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 7 February 2020
Consultation description This consultation sets out our plans for the Future Homes Standard, includi ng proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new homes in 2020. The Future Homes Standard will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency; it will be introduced by 2025.
This document is the first stage of a two-part consultation about proposed changes to the Building Regulations. It also covers the wider impacts of Pa rt L for new homes, including changes to Part F (ventilation), its associat ed Approved Document guidance, airtightness and improving as-built performa nce of the constructed home.
Supporting documents:
Impact assessment Approved Documents L and F: draft guidance Research into ventilation and indoor air quality in new homes Research into overheating in new homes
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On 14/01/2020 22:05, George Miles wrote:

What's 'overheating'? >18 °C?
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Max Demian

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On 14/01/2020 22:43, Max Demian wrote:

Elderly people dying in very hot weather and everyone else being unable to sleep.
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IME it is poorly insulated houses that suffer from over heating, not well insulated ones
tim

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On 14/01/20 22:05, George Miles wrote:

Seems to me that current housebuilders have a problem in building houses that achieve even current standards. <http://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/news/independent-report-criticises-persimmon-quality-ch/
And they aren't the only ones.
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Jeff

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On Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:05:42 UTC, George Miles wrote:

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ions and changes to Part F. This uplift is the first step in achieving the Future Homes Standards.

ding proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for ne w homes in 2020. The Future Homes Standard will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energ y efficiency; it will be introduced by 2025.

d changes to the Building Regulations. It also covers the wider impacts of Part L for new homes, including changes to Part F (ventilation), its associ ated Approved Document guidance, airtightness and improving as-built perfor mance of the constructed home.

About time too. I have had such a house for over ten years.
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On 15/01/2020 07:59, harry wrote:

How aesthetically pleasing is it?
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badly insulated and ventilated houses are too hot in hot summer days and to o cold on winter nights, modern insulation lets the house keep more to an a verage temperature night and day, and if the house is more airtight then th e ventilation can be constant however windy or not it is. And this saves he ating bills, and the nation/planet from burning even more oil. win / win / win
george
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