Find out about what the changes introduced by the Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021 and the government’s five new Approved Documents mean. And what you need to do.

In October 2021, the UK government published its Net Zero Strategy, to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. At the same time, it also published the Heat and Buildings Strategy, outlining the importance of improving energy efficiency across the residential property sector and setting decarbonisation targets of 47%–62% by 2035.

As a result, the landscape of building regulations is rapidly changing, and new enactments will come into force on Wednesday 15th June 2022. These changes introduce a number of new provisions and amendments to the Building Regulations 2010. In addition, the government has published a set of five Approved Documents, covering guidance on ventilation and the conservation of fuel and power, and requirements to address overheating. These include highly detailed glazing restrictions.

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    This session will explore the changes to the Building Regulations which are shortly to come into force, including the transitional arrangements, and discuss the pressing and far-reaching implications for the sector.

    What will be covered?

    1. Changes to the Building Regulations 2010:

    Introduced by the Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 202:

    • Measuring energy performance for new buildings
    • Changing the way on-site electricity generation systems are regulated
    • Mitigating overheating
    • Changes to self-certification schemes.

    Introduced by the Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 202:

    • New provisions for electric vehicle charging points
    • Amending the ‘Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010’.

    2. Exploring the government’s five new Approved Documents:

    • Conservation of fuel and power (dwellings)
    • Conservation of fuel and power (buildings other than dwellings)
    • Ventilation (dwellings)
    • Ventilation (buildings other than dwellings)
    • Overheating (including glazing restrictions)

    Who and why you should attend:

    • Procurement teams: upcoming projects will be impacted by these amendments
    • Compliance teams: current property portfolios will need to be reviewed as work may be required to meet the new regulations
    • Business and compliance teams: development agreements and building contracts will need to capture the changes in the regulations
    • Development, asset management and finance teams: the requirements within the Approved Document on overheating, in particular, will have a significant impact on property portfolios.
  • Our speakers

    Neave is a full service Construction lawyer based in London. She advises on and negotiates both standard form and bespoke contracts and also provides guidance on a wide range of issues, including construction disputes and insurance coverage. She has experience of the full range of dispute resolution processes in the construction sector including adjudication, arbitration and civil litigation, as well as mediation. Acting for and against large multi-disciplinary consultancies, engineers, architects, project managers, developers and employers, and tier 1 and 2 contractors, she has developed a strong commercial awareness and a comprehensive understanding of industry issues. She is a frequent speaker and host of the EWS1 workshops for HQN.

    More speakers to be announced.

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