Conservatory heating materials 'must be separate from house'
New building regulations are to require separate heating materials to be installed in conservatories to those present in the main part of a house, reports the Telegraph.
Property expert David Snell writes for the publication that conservatories are also to require glazing to the same standard as external windows elsewhere in the home.
'The heating must be independent of the main house, with separate controls,' he adds.
New regulations are being introduced for the glazing and heating materials used in attempts to improve the energy efficiency of the UK's housing stock.
They aim for a 25 per cent improvement over legislation brought into effect in 2006, Mr Snell adds.
Households undertaking renovation or extension work, along with builders of new homes, must adhere to the new rules from October 1st.
The Department of Communities and Local Government is currently consulting on further changes that may be necessary to ensure sustainability in the years to come.
As a result, the legislation surrounding building projects may change again in the future.
Posted by Ashley Brunskill
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