A new green standard for new build homes will bring an environmental revolution to home building – tackling climate change while keeping household bills low. With homes, both new and existing accounting for 20% of emissions, government committed in the 2019 Spring Statement to introducing the Future Homes Standard (FHS) in 2025 as part of the journey to meet the 2050 target to bring all its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. This target was set in law on 27 June 2019 and one of the most ambitious targets in the world.
Ministers will also consult on a new blueprint to overhaul the planning system in order to create a simpler, fairer system that works for everyone – from home owners to small and medium businesses, local communities to housing developers.
The government has also announced plans for a new National Design Code that will be published in the New Year. A new National Design Guide has been issued setting out a blueprint for how local authorities can achieve quality and great design being clear that new builds must fit into existing communities, which means they are more likely to be welcomed by residents and provide places people will love to call home.
Future Part B consultation responses issued & government consults on reducing heights of new flats requiring sprinklers The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's (MHCLG) department has become aware of a potential error in Approved Document B volume 1 2019 edition which details the provision of dampers fitted to the vents [...]
Salus Approved Inspectors are pleased to announce renewal of our Approved Inspector Professional Indemnity Insurance through Griffiths and Armour’s Approved Scheme of Insurance until the end of July 2020. Our profession has had to suffer immense pressure over recent months with some Approved Inspectors being unable to obtain insurance cover. This renewal policy is [...]
A new building regulation requirement introduced in December 2018, to ban the use of combustible materials built into and fixed to the walls of some tall buildings came into complete into effect on 21st February this year.
Salus are passionate about increased collaboration throughout the industry and this is one of the reasons we have increased our sponsorship of the Celebrating Construction Awards to now cover the whole of the Midlands region. Now also headline sponsors of the West Midlands event, we can directly contribute to championing the best of the industry throughout the Midlands and be part of a true celebration of construction in the region.
Salus are proud to be continuing our sponsorship of Sam Middlemas as he joins BPS Racing’s team Boast for the Ducati TriOptions Cup for the 2019 season.
MHCLG has published Approved Document B 2018 edition on the 18th December, albeit these are amendments and the actual revised Approved Documents are still awaited. The guidance was published on 18 December 2018 and came into effect on 21st January 2019.
The Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government has announced the implementation of the requirements for nearly zero energy buildings for new public buildings, with respect to Regulation 25B of the Building Regulations 2010.