A regulation that came into full force in April 2014, Part L of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations (the conservation of fuel and power), has made some quite drastic changes to how we approach roof insulation.
It requires that in situations where over 50% of the current roofing system of a property is to be removed or renovated, the contractor must ensure that the roof is brought up to modern standards of insulation.
The u-value that the contractor is required to achieve varies between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; between building types (domestic and commercial), as well as the type or roof (pitched & flat).
Typically this translates to u-value of:
Roof Type New Build Existing Buildings
Pitched 0.11 W/m2.K 0.16 W/m2.K
Flat 0.11 W/m2.K 0.18 W/m2.K
What Does This Mean For The Tenant?
For not complying with this new regulation, the client will not received a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate, which will be picked up by solicitors during the sale of the property and can severely hamper the process.
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