Heat pumps and solar panels could be mandatory in new homes from 2025

A modern self build home with an air source heat pump
All new homes will require an air source heat pump from 2025 according to the latest Future Homes Standard consultation (Image credit: Allan Corfield Architects)

The government has published a consultation for the UK's Future Homes Standard that has set out proposals for the required standards for all new homes from 2025.

All options the consultation is looking at will see all new homes requiring air source heat pumps to be installed as well as other eco-friendly measures.

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Ian Rippin

Ian is presently spearheading the transformational change at MCS aiming to catalyse a new era of domestically produced energy tailored to meet the requirements of every UK household and community. MCS serves as the national standards organisation, certifying small-scale low-carbon products and installations utilised for generating electricity and heat from renewable sources.

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Tamsin Lishman

Tamsin is a graduate of Engineering Science from Oxford and a Fellow of the Energy Institute, Tamsin is transitioning from her position as Chief Revenue Officer at ENERGYNEST. In this capacity, she has crafted customer offerings to deliver sustainable, dependable, and cost-effective industrial heat, with a focus on specialised solutions in thermal energy storage and power-to-heat applications across the UK and EU. Before her tenure at ENERGYNEST, Tamsin held key leadership roles at Northumbrian Water Group, Centrica, and BP.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.