I'm a builder and this is the trouble with Part L of the Building Regulations

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Building regulations are important when working on a property — they’re there to make sure you build it to the most up-to-date standards and laws. If you fail to follow the latest regulations, the building inspector can ask you to take down work and ultimately refuse to sign it off with a completion certificate. 

For this reason, it’s important to be aware of any updates and amendments of regulations. One particular update that will affect self builders is the change to Building Regulations Part L that came into force on 15 June 2023. 

Andy Stevens

Andy Stevens is a multiple award-winning builder who manages Surrey-based building company Eclipse Property Solutions; he specialises in new builds, extensions and loft conversions. 

While he is still on the tools, he is also widely involved in the construction industry. He presents a show on Fix Radio and hosts his own building podcast Build:It, as well as being a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows. 

Andy has sat on the Board of the Federation of Master Builders (London region) and was previously Vice President. He also works with construction charities and is an advocate for mental health in the industry.

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