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Wednesday01 October 2014

Regulation Supplement 2010

Building

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  • Acoustic performance

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    The first robust detail to qualify for the maximum sound insulation credits under the Code for Sustainable Homes has been revealed. E-WM-19 is based around Icopal Monarfloor’s Bridgestop acoustic isolation system for masonry separating cavity walls

  • Aluminium doors and windows

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems has launched the Comar 7P.i Eco door system, which is suitable for residential and light commercial applications.

  • Building control costs: Money matters

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    The new building control charging system is intended to give councils a chance to compete in the marketplace. Steve Evans explains what the new system is all about and what it means for the industry

  • David Strong: Mind the performance gap

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    Experience has shown that the carbon savings that are promised in design can fail to materialise in the finished building. The task we face now is to identify where we’re failing, find practical tools to help, and take responsibility for the outcome

  • Flexible, thin film photovoltaics

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    Icopal has launched IcoSun, a lightweight, low-profile photovoltaic system suitable for new and refurbished flat roofs

  • High-performance wall panels

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    Timber frame system provider Prestoplan has developed PresWall Plus, a wall panel with high thermal performance.

  • High-performance windows

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    Sapa Building Systems has introduced a new casement window to its Dualframe Si range that will help specifiers looking to achieve BREEAM “excellent” or levels three and above of the Code for Sustainable Homes

  • In pictures: Low-profile living

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    This New Forest residence makes a minimal impact on the environment and the view. Of course, that doesn’t have to mean going without a swimming pool. Thomas Lane goes down to the woods to investigate

  • Mainstream green: Brighton belle

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    One Brighton is the brainchild of the team behind super-green development BedZed. But although sustainability is at the heart of the scheme, it’s going to do it its own sweet way

  • Mechanical ventilation systems

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    Vent-Axia has added the Sentinel Kinetic Plus to its Sentinel Kinetic range of residential mechanical ventilation with heat recovery systems

  • New government, new regs?

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    As in previous years, the flow of green legislation seems unstoppable. There is, however, a new government, which begs the question: “What is it going to do with the zero-carbon agenda that was the brainchild of the Labour government?”

  • Part L Revisited

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    As the industry waits for the full details of the implementation of Part L 2010, Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon reflects on lessons learned from the 2006 revision and what it could mean for the upcoming changes

  • Part L: Top Tips

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    The revision to Part L comes with four approved documents and two guides to help you tick those energy efficiency boxes. But in case you don’t fancy reading the lot, Nick Cullen has a 12-point plan to lead you on the path to compliance

  • Paul Everall: Change of plan?

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    We have a new government with its own ideas about building control. So, what do we know so far about Con/Lib plans for regulation, asks Paul Everall, and what could they mean for the industry?

  • Photovoltaic systems

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    Kingspan Insulated Panels has launched the PowerPanel systems, which combine photovoltaic technology with the firm’s insulated roof, wall and facade panels

  • Solar hot water heating

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    Baxi has developed the Solarflo range of solar thermal domestic hot water systems which it claims can provide about 55% of the annual hot water needs of a typical home.

  • The 2010 Regs Round-up

    Regulation Supplement 2010

    The government has myriad tools at its disposal to persuade or compel construction companies to up their energy efficiency game. And with a target to make all homes zero carbon by 2016 and all buildings by 2019, regulatory control of the industry is only going to get more demanding.

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