Grenfell Tower Inquiry – The phase 1 report of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has been published.
Changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations – Updates have been made to the MHCLG consultation: The Future Homes Standard: changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings. This is also available to view.
BS ISO 21239 – The draft for BS ISO 21239 – Thermal insulation products for building, reflective insulating products, specification, has been added to the standards development portal and is available to view.
BEIS publishes the next version of SAP – On the 24th July 2018 the department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the next version of SAP, known to industry as ‘SAP 10’. A copy of SAP 10 can be downloaded from here.
Grenfell Update:Written statement – HCWS890 – Government update in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy from James Brokenshire (Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety – MHCLG have published the Ninth Report of Session 2017–19 Report, together with formal minutes relating to the Independent review of building regulations and fire safety: Click here to view
Banning the use of Combustible Materials in the External Walls of High-Rise Residential Buildings – This Government consultation seeks views on our proposals to ban the use of certain materials. Please click here for the consultation document
National Physical Laboratory Test Report – The report, using five types of insulation product, details the calculations of the thickness required to reduce the heat loss or heat gain from specified applications by 90%
U-value and Condensation Risk Calculation Competency – The BBA has introduced a Scheme for assessing and monitoring U-value and condensation risk calculation competency which will promote and assist accurate, objective and consistent calculation of U-values and condensation risk within buildings. The content of the Scheme was devised in association with TIMSA. Click here for scheme details and brochure
BS5970 – Combustion of fossil fuel is a major cause of the “greenhouse effect”, the term given to global warming caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, principally carbon dioxide, which inhibits the re-radiation of heat from the Earth. This British Standard acknowledges that the application of thermal insulation leads to a reduction in these greenhouse gases.
BS5422 – There has been an update to an important standard for thermal insulation – BS 5422 ‘Method for specifying thermal insulating materials for pipes, tanks, vessels, ductwork and equipment operating within the temperature range -40°C to +700°C’. The standard is now up for public consultation through the link – http://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/2020-00150