Latest U-value Regulations June 2022

The following post will explain the latest changes to building regulations, in particular focusing on the U-value increases.

Why are building regulations changing?

Increasing the level of insulation in roofs, walls and floors will improve the achieved U-values. This means with lower U-values in place, there will be a reduction in the requirement for heat and power in homes.

Currently, heating and powering buildings in the UK accounts for 40% of our total energy usage. Making buildings more efficient will reduce demand for energy, aswell as saving homeowners energy bills.

As part of the Department Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, they are aiming to half all energy usage by 2030. Their mission for this can be found at the following link – Click Here!

When are the changes coming in to place?

The Amendment Regulations and accompanying Approved Documents L: Volumes 1 and 2 come into force on 15 June 2022.

These changes however will not apply should the plans be deposited to a local authority before this date, and started prior to 15 June 2023.

Latest U-value Regulations June 2022

Latest U-value Regulations June 2022

Main changes in relation to U-values

Whilst there are significant changes on the Part L documents, below are the U-value changes;

Table 1 – Notional dwelling specification of new dwelling

Element Type

Previous Minimum U-value

Updated 2022 Minimum U-value

Roof

0.13

0.11

Wall

0.18

0.18

Floor

0.18

0.13

 

Table 2 – New elements in existing dwellings

Element Type

Previous Minimum U-value

Updated 2022 Minimum U-value

Roof

0.18

0.15

Wall

0.28

0.18

Floor

0.25

0.18

 

Table 3 – Limiting U-values for existing elements in existing dwellings

Element Type

Previous Minimum U-value

Updated 2022 Minimum U-value

Roof

0.18

0.16

Wall

0.30

0.30

Floor

0.25

0.25

Source – Approved Document L: Conservation of fuel and power – Volume 1: Dwellings

Disclaimer – The U-values provided above are guidelines, and your target U-value should be either supplied by your building inspector or your architect. Prior to proceeding and insulating, please double check your target U-values.
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How to achieve these new U-values

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