Knauf Insulation has published four ‘Part L Compliance Guides’ to help the industry prepare for the introduction of the new version of the Building Regulation’s Approved Document L that comes into force on April 6, 2006. Each of the ‘mini-manuals’ focuses on a specific part of the new regulation and gives practical advice about how to comply with it. The guides are being published before the current draft regulation becomes ‘final’ in response to concerns within the industry about both its effect on building design and compliance with it.
The new version of Approved Document L introduces a number of significant changes in the way the Building Regulations expect the industry to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions and increasing energy efficiency within buildings. Insulation plays a ‘starring role’ in the process and Knauf Insulation’s advice has always been “Don’t be fazed!”. The company’s recent multimillion-pound investment programme in cutting-edge technology has led to the introduction of new products and the enhancement of existing ones, ensuring that the impact on construction methods is minimized.
“Clearly, the industry needs to understand the effects of the new regulations before they come into force in April!” said Stephen Wise, Knauf Insulation’s Market Development Manager. “Although there may be one or two changes, we’ve decided to take a lead in the education process by offering practical advice sooner rather than later. We hope the manuals will provide a great foundation on which designers can build their own understanding and, at the same time, put to rest those fears about the impact of the new regulations on building methods.”
For your free copy of the ‘Part L Compliance Guides’, please visit Knauf Insulation’s website at www.knaufinsulation.co.uk or call their enquiries hotline on 08700 668 660 quoting GR 516 05.
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