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REAL Aluminium ready for new Building Regs

by George Lewis

REAL Aluminium, the manufacturer of bi-folding doors, sliding doors, residential doors and casement windows is advising that selecting the right glazing is the key to ensuring an aluminium profile system can meet the new Building Regulations, due to come into effect on 15th June 2022.

In the shift towards a Future Buildings Standard, the government has introduced a range of changes to the Building Regulations for England, including a mandatory 30 per cent cut in carbon for all new homes and a 27 per cent cut for other buildings, including offices and shops. 

Changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations in England are being introduced on Wednesday 15th June 2022, to ensure all new building applications and renovation projects are on-spec for thermal efficiency, energy efficiency and ventilation capability. 

Approved Document L and Approved Document F will outline the criteria required for domestic, non-domestic, new-build and renovation project buildings. Part L focuses on the energy efficiency levels and the thermal performance of the building, set to reduce the impact on fuel usage, whilst Part F focuses on the ventilation performance, which can be as simple as how many windows can open within a property, to minimising the ingress of external pollutants and the proper installation of ventilation systems. 

REAL Aluminium has produced an easy-to-read guide on glazing specification choices to meet the updated building regulations, for a range of purposes including:

  • Replacement on existing dwellings or extensions
  • New extensions
  • New build U Values with double glazing used
  • New build U Values with triple glazing used

The guide also explains how to meet the Notional dwelling target, which allows architects to trade off ‘U’ Values against other materials in a dwelling – as long as they are within the limiting ‘U’ Values. 

Dean Thomas, Managing Director at REAL Aluminium commented: “As a manufacturer of elegant, durable doors and window systems, REAL is committed to meeting building regulations to ensure full compliance. Our aluminium profiles use the very best material and offer exceptional lifetime value for money, but the final chosen glazing can make a significant difference to how the completed products perform.

“We are on hand to offer guidance and advice to installers to ensure they can deliver a project of the highest technical standards and building regulations without compromising on the quality of the final installed product.”

https://www.re-aluminium.co.uk/

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