Tag Archives: Part L

MKM appoints new head of plumbing, heating and bathrooms

Rik Pepper MKM

MKM has appointed Rik Pepper as its new head of plumbing, heating and bathrooms, he has previously held senior positions at Plumbase and Jackson Building Centre. MKM has explained that Pepper will bring knowledge of trade trends and innovative new products to MKM. He will focus on ensuring the brand’s …

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Glenigan’s August report finds project-starts decreased

Glenigan August

Glenigan’s August report finds that residential construction starts decreased by 26% but non-residential project starts fell by 38%. The report suggests that in the third quarter, construction start performance continues to fall continuing a downward trend which have been consistent over the past year. Allan Wilen, Glenigan’s economic director, said: …

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Research finds “confusion and lack of clarity” about regulations


According to Polypipe Building Products, builders’ and plumbers’ merchants will play a key role in helping heating installers comply with the updated Part L regulations. New research has revealed that installer awareness of the new building regulations is low, almost half of heating installers admitted they were not aware of …

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New Part L convention makes U-value calculations clearer for users


Lack of clarity on how to carry out U-value calculations for those specifying multifoil insulation has been resolved – thanks to the introduction of a new convention brought in under revised Part L of the Building Regulations this summer. The updated BR443’s clear guidelines will also help building control officers …

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Actis training module earns CPD certification

Actis CPD certification

A training module devised by insulation specialist Actis has received official certification from the CPD Certification Service. The training module demonstrates how to comply with changes to Part L and prepare for Future Homes Standards. Tomorrow’s Insulation Solutions for Future Homes Standards is the fourth in Actis’ series of professional …

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