Future Homes Standards- consultation closing 10 January 2020
Of interest to all involved in constructing houses, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consultation ‘The Future Homes Standards’ is the first of two consultations on new standards for housing and is focused on changes to the Building Regulations, Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) for new dwellings.
This is part of the aim to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 and ‘Future Home Standards’ for new build homes are to be introduced in 2025. New build homes will be fitted with low carbon heating and have world leading levels of energy efficiency. It is expected that an average new home built under the new standard will have 75% to 80% less carbon dioxide emissions than one which is built under the current requirements. The second consultation is likely to come out in the coming months and will cover existing dwellings as well as commercial buildings. This is likely to be of interest to a much wider audience, particularly owners of older properties.
This consultation will last for at least 14 weeks from 1st October to the 10th January.