From 6 April 2014 Part L of the Building Regulations will be updated, meaning a 6% uplift in the energy efficiency requirements. You can avoid having to meet the new standards by following the transitional provisions detailed below.
DCLG’s Transitional Provisions
The introduction of the new Part L target is subject to the transitional provisions in regulation 9. In brief, these mean:
- where building work has commenced on site before 6 April 2014 the provisions on target energy efficiency rates will not apply; and
- where a building notice, full plans submission or initial notice has been given to a local authority before 6 April 2014 the provisions on target fabric energy efficiency rates will not apply so long as work is commenced on site before 6 April 2015.
Make sure you register your project before 6 April 2014 to avoid having to meet the new requirements.
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