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EU referendum triggers ARB review delay

25 July 2016

Communities department tells board it needs to review impact of vote

Fire protection that’s made to measure

Fire protection that’s made to measure

4 November 2013

The author of a new BCSA guide outlines 10 key considerations when tailoring fire protection to the design of steel-framed buildings Text by


Does the shake-up of building standards go far enough?

30 August 2013

The government has launched a 10-week consultation ahead of its Housing Standards Review – but are its terms too limited?


What score do you give Breeam?

24 June 2013

Architects are growing frustrated with the system for certifying green buildings — but big changes are on the way

Fears over building standards shake-up

1 November 2012

Pressure groups raise concerns over goverment’s review plans

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Planning laws give architects more flexibility

31 July 2012

The NPPF heralds a radical change to the planning system and has placed new emphasis on local and neighbourhood plans. Here are the aspects that will affect architects most

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Debate: Should the coalition scrap Breeam?

10 February 2012

Yes, says Jonathan Hines, it is holding back progress; but Mel Starrs says it is vital to ensuring that sustainability remains on the agenda

Simon Rawlinson

The cost of Part L

13 December 2010

The demands of compliance with the new Part L regulations could result in additional costs in the short term creating a challenge for architects with demanding clients.

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Tackling Thermal Bypass

7 December 2010

Devereux Architects’ Mark Siddall explains thermal bypass, one of the topics up for discussion at this year’s free Sustainability Now virtual conference.

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New Part L: How much glass?

29 September 2010

With the latest revisions to the building regulations going ’live’ on October 1 Mark Taylor, technical director at Allies and Morrison and Ant Wilson, director of building engineering at AECOM, uncover the mystery of how much transparency is allowable on non-dwelling facades.

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The implications of the new Part L regulations on facade design Video

30 July 2010 | Updated: 30 July 2010

In the first of a series of videos about facade design, Graham Fairley, head of facade engineering at Aecom, talks to Anthony Gell, CEO at The Business Voice about some of the hot topics in the industry today.


How the new Part L will affect architects

19 August 2013

Hilson Moran’s director of sustainability Chris Birch breaks down some of the key changes coming in the new Part L

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Building Regulations to be simplified by spring

11 January 2013

Proposals aim to boost ailing housing sector


What architects need to know about Building Regs changes

2 August 2012

Regulatory changes will be phased in with the introduction of the Green Deal in October

Mel Starrs

Does Part L 2013 spell death for renewables?

13 March 2012

A focus on building fabric instead of renewables is the most cost effective approach for housing, says Mel Starrs

Andrew Stunnell

Government launches Building Regs consultation

31 January 2012

New regulations to pave way for Green Deal

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Modelling software for Part L

8 December 2010

Ahead of the Part L Conference, BRE’s Paul Davidson explains how dedicated software can help tackle the stricter targets set by the new Part L.

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Sheppard Robson helps RICS create free Ska Rating tool

15 November 2010

Sheppard Robson has helped develop a free tool to enable architects and interior designers improve and rate sustainability of office fit-out projects, says associate Daniel Winder

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Architects seek guidance on timing of Part L regs

9 August 2010

Architects are calling on the government for clarification on when the new version of Part L of the building regulations will be introduced.

New Part L regulations published

6 May 2010

The government has published new amendments for Part L of the Building Regulations, which are due to come into force this October.

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