1st February 2021

Future Homes – Your Questions Answered

H+H’s Cliff Fudge to chair Q&A session with MCHLG on the proposed changes to Building Regulations relating to the Future Homes Standard

On 16th February, H+H External Affairs Director Cliff Fudge will Chair a Building Futures Event at which representatives from the Ministry for Communities, Housing and Local Government (MCHLG) will outline proposed changes to Building Regulations and answer questions from the audience.

The Future Homes Standard incorporates many considerable changes to the regulations around the building and refurbishment of UK buildings.

Perhaps of most immediate interest are the proposed revisions to Part L (thermal efficiency), Part F (ventilation) and a new Overheating Approved Document which, for the first time, introduces design guidance to mitigate against overheating.

There is much to absorb and our own Cliff Fudge is tasked with understanding and interpreting the changes for H+H and our customers.

Given the relatively short timescale allowed for consultation, it is important that anyone involved in the design and construction of both domestic and non-domestic buildings is aware of the proposed changes. The documents are out for consultation, but the timescale is tight, with new regulations due to come into effect June 2022.

The online event on 16th February brings together MCHLG technical specialists on Part L and on overheating with relevant consultancies to shed light on the detail and impact of proposed legislative changes. It’s free to attend and registration is here 

This event is conceived and organised by Futures Group event, the new homes think tank, supported by manufacturers, builders merchants, home builders and industry organisations including NHBC, HBF, FMB, NFB, HBA, BDA and Birmingham City University.