Building Regulations changes from June 2022
From 15th June 2022, there will be significant changes to building regulations in England. These are primarily aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings to help the country move towards the Government’s targets for Net Zero by 2050. New homes will be required to achieve an overall reduction in carbon emissions of 31% whilst extensions, existing buildings and non-domestic buildings will need to cut carbon emissions by 27%. From June all new homes will also have to include charging points for electric vehicles. These new building regulations measures have been introduced ahead of the Future Homes and Buildings Standards which come into effect in 2025 which will require new homes to emit 75% to 80% less carbon than under current regulations.