Research and analysis

Building Regulations Part L: proposals for consequential improvements in existing homes - report of focus groups

This report examines the views of small businesses and building control officers on changes to consequential improvements in existing homes.

Documents

2012 consultation on changes to Part L of the Building Regulations: proposals for consequential improvements in existing homes - report of focus groups

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Details

The Department for Communities and Local Government commissioned AECOM to research and examine the views of small businesses (gas safe engineers, competent persons, small builders and small architects) and building control officers on proposed changes to part L of the building regulations for consequential improvements in existing homes. This report details the findings from the 4 focus groups.

The proposals are part of a package of changes to the building regulations published for consultation in January 2012, and this research was part of the consultation exercise. All the proposals described in this report are subject to consultation, and nothing in this document is a statement of government policy.

Published 13 December 2012