Building Regulations

We Need To Approach Trickle Vents From A Different Angle

The debate around trickle vents is morphing into one which will continue to rage within the sector, but actually go nowhere. The petition that was launched at the start of the year to try and force the Government to overturn the newly revised regulations stands at a grand total of 624 signatories. For the [...]

By |2023-03-22T23:01:05+00:00March 22nd, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry|

Petition Launched To Change Regulations On Trickle Vents

In response to new Building Regulations that came into force in June 2022, requiring all window replacement installations to include trickle vents, a Government petition has been launched with the aim of reviewing these regulations. “Go back to original regulations” The petition, launched at the start of the year, aims to bounce the Government [...]

By |2023-03-01T22:53:07+00:00March 1st, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry, trickle vents|

Eurocell’s Future Homes Ready Modus System Continues To Lead The Market

With the introduction of the Future Homes Standard (FHS) just two years away, national housebuilders have been working closely with Eurocell to enable them to achieve energy efficiency and carbon reduction targets. The development work has been designed to successfully integrate Eurocell’s Future Homes ready Modus as a fully integrated window and door system. [...]

By |2023-02-21T14:51:17+00:00February 21st, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, Eurocell|

Zero|90 Launch Events At Liniar Create Industry-Wide Buzz

Guest post from Liniar: Liniar, the UK’s leading PVCu systems company and a subsidiary of Quanex, launched its new Zero|90 and Zero|90R window and door system at the end of January to huge industry acclaim. Attended by more than 200 delegates over two days, the Zero|90 launch has caused a considerable stir in both [...]

By |2023-02-16T14:02:41+00:00February 16th, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry|

Could The Future Building Standard Be Watered Down?

Whilst the arguments over trickle vents continue to rage on, eight months after their implementation, attention has rightly turned to the next major set of revisions due to come into effect in 2025. The Future Building Standards, the new regulations aimed at vastly improving the energy efficiency of new-build properties, are set to see [...]

By |2023-02-28T23:06:31+00:00February 15th, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, DGB ECO, double glazing industry, trickle vents|

The Time For Complaining Has Passed

Seven months after the implementation of the updated Building Regulations, which have seen lower minimum U-Values and mandatory trickle vents to all windows, I am still seeing plenty of complaints and anger towards the new rules. Whilst I can understand people’s frustration with the new regulations, I’m afraid I have to be blunt and [...]

By |2023-02-28T23:06:33+00:00January 20th, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry, trickle vents|

All Eyes On 2025

We’re still feeling the effects of the newly updated Building Regulations that came into force in June 2022. The main point of contention remains the implementation of trickle vents in replacement windows. However, we cannot remain fixated on the changes that have just happened. 2025 is going to see the implementation of the Future [...]

By |2023-02-28T23:06:34+00:00January 17th, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry, trickle vents|

Window Energy Ratings Need To Be Updated

I think the sector can think of itself in a new era. There will be the pre-June 2022 era, before mandatory trickle vents, and the post-June 2022 era which we are in now, where almost all installations of new windows include trickle vents. Seven months after the latest Building Regulations were implemented, our industry [...]

By |2023-02-28T23:06:35+00:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry, trickle vents|

#FreshAirFeeling – New Campaign For Better Ventilation In UK Homes

Sponsored news from Certass: Certass Trade Association has launched a new ventilation awareness campaign via its dedicated consumer site #FreshAirFeeling is a campaign designed to fill the consumer education gap on the regulations around ventilation that apply when making home improvements. To help homeowners and residents understand the importance of ventilating their properties [...]

By |2023-02-28T23:06:38+00:00August 25th, 2022|Categories: Building Regulations, Certass, trickle vents|

SWC Trade Frames Chooses Decalu For Its Part L-Ready Aluminium Offer

Sponsored news from Deceuninck: Scarborough-based SWC Trade Frames has chosen the Decalu88 Aluminium Bi-fold and the Decalu163 Lift-and-Slide Door, as the foundation for its new Part L ready offer. Set up in 1989 and covering Northumbria, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Scarborough-based SWC, manufactures more than 1,500 PVC-U and aluminium windows and doors a week. [...]

By |2022-07-11T21:28:29+01:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: building regs, Building Regulations, Deceuninck|

Government Publishes FAQs On New Trickle Vent Regulations

Happy trickle vent day! As of today, June 15th 2022, the newly revised Building Regulations for England have come into force. The debate around trickle vents today has been as strong as ever, with questions still being asked about compliance, who is liable and help being sought from various industry bodies. In response to [...]

By |2023-02-28T23:06:41+00:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: Building Regulations, double glazing industry, trickle vents|

Part L Compliant Aluminium As Standard With Sheerline

This is sponsored news from Garnalex: Tougher Part L requirements don’t need to be a cause of concern for suppliers of aluminium products. In fact, if you choose the correct system supplier – these tighter standards can help give you an edge in a market that’s set to become more competitive as the cost [...]

By |2022-06-07T22:39:30+01:00June 7th, 2022|Categories: aluminium, Building Regulations, Garnalex|

Giving Fabricators A Way To Vent

This is a sponsored article by Glazpart and REHAU: In response to impending changes to Part F of the Building Regulations increasing requirements for ventilation, REHAU has partnered with plastic injection moulder Glazpart to expand its frame accessory selection to include trickle vents. Featuring an innovative ‘link’ suitable for REHAU profiles that allows the [...]

By |2023-02-28T23:06:42+00:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Building Regulations, Glazpart, trickle vents|
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