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Wales goes its own way on Part L, with more ambitious savings than England

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Friday, August 10, 2012, In : RIBA - Part L 
The paths to zero carbon construction have begun to diverge for England and Wales, with Welsh environment minister John Griffiths launching a consultation on Part L of the Building Regulations that looks set to leave English proposals trailing behind.
The Welsh government has unveiled two options for strengthening Part L for new housing: either a 40% improvement on Part L 2010 from the start of 2015 or a staged 25% improvement in 2014 followed by an additional review two years later that would...

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Part L carbon reduction target drops from 25% to 8% for 2013

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Building Regulations 

"The Government launched its long-awaited consultation on proposed changes to the Building Regulations this week, setting out a number of proposals designed to boost energy efficiency.

The Government has has made great efforts to mitigate the cost impact on house builders of achieving Part L from next year by setting an improvement target of 8% in additional carbon savings compared to the 25% that the industry had been told to expect by the previous government. There is no plan to drop the obj...

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BRE Proposals on SAP Methodology

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : SAP 

BRE has just released its proposals on how the SAP methodology should be changed in line with the planned revision of Building Regulations in 2013; the next step towards proposed Zero Carbon houses by 2016.

It should be noted that this is consultation stage only.

There are eight key changes which may be relevant on upcoming housing developments.

This consultation only applies to the calculations used for producing SAP assessments and EPC's. It does not cover Target Emission Rates, limiting U-Val...

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Jonathan Braddick - RIBA Architects Devon

Jonathan Braddick Jonathan Braddick is a RIBA Chartered Architect based in Devon, in Exmouth near Exeter. Jonathan is Chairman of the South West Region of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Jonathan is also founder and chairman of the Design Review Panel ( which provides impartially, independent, multidiciplinary design review / place review services to local authorities. In private practice, Jonathan offers a comprehensive Architects service: from conceptual design through to completion on site, and beyond. Jonathan practices throughout the South West and South East of England. Jonathan provides full Architect services across all project sectors and types, but his particular passion is for bespoke, ecologically sustainable, residential developments including: housing developments, individual house builds, conversions and high-end extensions for both developer and private clients. Jonathan Braddick is not just a designer, but has a strong focus on carrying projects through from inception to completion on site. Jonathan provides a high level of legislative and technical knowledge as well as specialist expertise in construction procurement and on site contract administration. Jonathan ensures that his designs respond to all relevant planning legislation, will comply with the building regulations, are constructionally cost effective and buildable on site. In house sustainability/energy efficient design is provided as a matter of course.

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