Building Regulations Part S: New Electric Vehicle Charging Rules Now Apply

EV Charger station at home
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The new Building Regulations Part S aims to futureproof homes and buildings via the installation of charging points for electric vehicles, and it could have an instant impact on self builders and anyone undertaking large-scale renovations.

Electric vehicles have been on the radar for a number of years but they are here now and very much part of the future. And with electric cars set to replace petrol and diesel cars, the Building Regulations need to accommodate the infrastructure required for charging vehicles at home as well as at work.

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.

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