The Future Homes and Buildings Standards 2023 consultation

This consultation sets out technical proposals for changes to the Building Regulations, the associated Approved Document guidance and calculation methods, with the aim of improving the energy efficiency and reducing the carbon emissions of new homes and non-domestic buildings. Energy efficiency requirements for new homes and non-domestic buildings are set by Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) and Part 6 of the Building Regulations 2010 (“the Building Regulations”).

The majority of this consultation has regard to new homes and non-domestic buildings. A small number of sections are also relevant to existing buildings. These are:

  • Material Change of Use
  • some elements of Updated Guidance and Minimum Standards
  • real-world performance of homes: changes to Approved Document L, Volume 1: Dwellings and Approved Document F, Volume 1: Dwellings to improve the commissioning of fixed building services in new and existing homes.
  • Part O (call for evidence)

This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 6 March 2024.

More information can be found here.


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