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The Future Homes Standard: changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings


Consultation on the uplift to standards of Part L of the Building Regulations and changes to Part F. This uplift is the first step in achieving the Future Homes Standards.

This consultation closes at: 11:45pm on 10 January 2020

Consultation description

This consultation sets out our plans for the Future Homes Standard, including proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new homes in 2020. The Future Homes Standard will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency; it will be introduced by 2025.

This document is the first stage of a two-part consultation about proposed changes to the Building Regulations. It also covers the wider impacts of Part L for new homes, including changes to Part F (ventilation), its associated Approved Document guidance, airtightness and improving as-built performance of the constructed home.

Supporting documents:


The Future Homes Standard consultation PDF, 1.74MB, 97 pages

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Future Homes Standard Consultation
2SW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street


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