Insulation for a better tomorrow

 

 The new Approved Documents L1 and L2

8 October 2013

The new Approved Documents L1 and L2 are expected soon. There is a small uplift in energy efficiency standards for new build with a fabric first approach being adopted. Meanwhile Scotland has announced major changes to the Energy section of the Building Standards. The target is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new dwellings by 21% and for non-domestic buildings by 43%compared to current levels - a meaningful uplift compared to the 6% - 9% planned for England in 2014. The new requirements will be introduced in October 2015 giving industry plenty of time to develop solutions.