Building Regulations Part O: Overheating Rules for New Homes

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Up until now many of us will have likely not paid vast attention to overheating when designing and building our homes. But this is all set to change with the publication of Building Regulations Part O: Overheating. 

The updated Building Regulations took effect from June 2022 and while the measures in Part O are not designed to guarantee comfort, they are there to protect the occupants’ health and welfare.

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.