The Government is focusing on conservatories and home extensions to help reach its carbon reduction target by 2020.
Although the Government has suffered defeat once in 2002 with the same proposed legislation managing directory of Conservatory Quote Online.com – Stephen Giles said: “We expect the Government to be successful in 2010 as it only has 10 years to achieve the carbon emissions target and part L of the Building Regulations is the only tool they have to use”
Proposed 2010 version of Part L of the Building Regulations
The draft consultation for the 2010 version of ‘Part L of the Building Regulations’ is to include conservatories for the first time, the new 2010 version of Part L would apply higher carbon reduction targets for all conservatory out buildings, impose electric heating restrictions as well as floor, wall and glass restrictions all aimed at making conservatory outbuildings more energy efficient.
What Does This Mean To Home Owners?
Home owners will be expected to pay thousands of pounds extra for their conservatories which will impact heavily on the conservatory supply and installation industry. "Most conservatory buyers at present secure some form of finance for these type home extensions, plus the fact that we are in a recession and most people have already had to tighten their budgets the only logical conclusion is that by adding further cost the conservatory market will suffer putting a strain on suppliers and the building industry” – Stephen Giles managing directory of Conservatory Quote Online.com.
Federation of Master Builders
In a direct response to the new ‘Part L’ proposal Brian Berry, external affairs director of the Federation of Master Builders, said it was likely to reduce demand from the domestic sector at the worst point of the economic cycle. “Right now the industry needs a kick start, not a kicking".
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