New Building Regulations Require Zoning


18th Oct 2010

The latest revision of Part L of the Building Regulations which came into effect on October 1st 2010 has implications for the way heating systems must be controlled.

These requirements apply in new buildings, whenever a home is extended or has a change of use and each time 'significant works' are carried out to the heating system. Although the main requirements for a boiler interlock and time and temperature control are unchanged, there is a significant new requirement; every home must be divided into at least two heating zones. These separate the living and sleeping areas and each must be capable of being controlled at different temperatures by means of a room thermostat controlling a motorised valve. Further information is available - please phone for details.