Jewson launches guide to building regulations

Jewson has launched a handy reference guide to help the trade navigate recent changes to building regulations.

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The changes apply to most new builds, renovations and extensions, including domestic, commercial and industrial projects, and impact the day-to-day work of tradespeople. Everyone from builders and roofers, to plumbers and electricians need to get their head around the updates which are designed to improve sustainability and help the UK reach its target of carbon net zero by 2050.

To highlight how the changes will directly affect the trade, the hassle-free guide from Jewson breaks down the regulations into easy-to-digest language and highlights the key areas where changes now need to be made. It covers insulation, wastewater heat recovery, lighting, ventilation, preventing overheating and the broader introduction of facilities for electric cars. It also provides guidance on how to talk to customers about the changes, links to useful resources, including Build Aviator, and a handy FAQs section so that tradespeople can focus on the job at hand while making sure their project ticks all the right boxes and compiles with all relevant legislation.

The guide has been designed to be viewed on-the-go and is available to download on a mobile or tablet, meaning it can be used as a reference guide on site.

Andrew Cushing, customer director at Jewson, said: “These updates are getting the industry ready for much bigger changes coming in 2025, which will require a 30% reduction in carbon emissions in new dwellings and a 27% reduction in existing ones. It is important that we all get to grips with them as soon as possible, which is why we created this quick guide so that the trade can get on with their jobs and talk confidently to their customers about what the changes mean for them.”

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