In June 2022, changes were made to the UK building regulations that focused on better energy efficiency for new build and existing properties. The aim of these changes is to help reach the UK’s zero carbon target by 2025. In this blog, we are going to learn more about the changes to building regulations and how this will affect your home.
Part F- Ventilation
The building regulations include changes to Part F which focuses on ventilation and the issue of airtightness in new and existing properties. The regulations now include a new requirement that when any improvements, extensions or renovations are done to a building, the ventilation is no worse than before the works began. It is also recommended that all replacement windows are fitted with trickle vents unless there is an alternative form of ventilation. The changes are intended to make it easier to understand the impact of ventilation in a home.
Part L- Thermal
The changes to Part L regulations include updated insulation requirements for new and existing properties. Part L focuses on the tightening of U-values which aims to cut emissions from properties. The new regulations now demand a U-value of 1.6 W/m2k maximum for windows and doors in new build properties, and a maximum U-value of 1.4 W/m2k for replacement windows and doors in existing properties. These changes will ensure that your home is more energy efficient and will help to keep your property at a more comfortable temperature all-year round.
Part O – Overheating
Part O is intended to protect the health and welfare of occupants of a building by reducing the occurrence of high indoor temperatures in new and existing properties. Solar gain is the temperature increase in a space or structure due to heat from the sun, which can cause overheating during summer months. The changes to Part O are important as it will ensure that your living space remains at a comfortable temperature and will help to improve your home’s thermal efficiency.
How will double glazing regulations impact your home?
The goal of the updated building regulations is to safeguard people’s wealth, health, and safety within and around structures. The regulations aim to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and reduce carbon emissions. For homeowners, these changes will help to make your home more comfortable as well as saving you money on rising energy costs.
How can The Nottingham Window Company help you?
At The Nottingham Window Company, our double glazed windows and doors are designed with performance in mind, achieving incredibly low U-values. All of our windows are built with energy efficiency and they conform to the updated building regulations.
Our uPVC windows are A-rated and developed with the latest multi-chambered profile technology as standard, they are designed to save energy and reduce heating bills. This thermally sound design can achieve U-values as low as 0.8 W/m2k, making them an ideal choice for all properties.
Our aluminium windows ensure long-life performance and they are incorporated with innovative thermal break technology which creates an effective barrier between cold air outside and warm air inside. They are designed to enhance energy performance in both old & new homes alike.
Why choose The Nottingham Window Company?
Changes to double glazing regulations can appear confusing both for customers and installers. If you require more information about how these might affect you then don’t hesitate to contact our expert team for more information.
For over 20 years, we have been providing homeowners in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester with quality installations and exceptional customer service. Make your home more energy efficient today with The Nottingham Window Company.