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Plumb Center welcomes Government invite on Building Regs

Plumbers merchant chain Plumb Center has welcomed the opportunity to submit its ideas on the future of Building Regulations.

Plumb Center welcomes Government invite on Building Regs

The Department for Communities and Local Government is inviting ordinary people, businesses and local authorities to submit their ideas about what needs to be done to ensure the Building Regulations continue to operate effectively in the future.

The aim of this is not only to establish where it is absolutely necessary for regulation to be changed or updated, but also to look for where it can be removed altogether – either because it is unnecessary or because there are other ways to achieve the same outcomes.

“While Building Regulations have achieved a great deal over the years, including the move to A-rated condensing boilers and the more recent changes to Part G covering enhanced hot water safety and water efficiency, it is vital that they are managed and maintained carefully,” said Plumb Center trading director Alan Stevenson


“We welcome any initiative that involves consultation with those who have to operate within, and comply with, the Building Regulations on a regular basis.”

The DCLG is asking for ideas about how the regulations can be improved, added to, or slimmed down and suggestions as to how they can deliver even better levels of compliance in the future.

Ideas should be submitted by the end of August to the Department at: building.regulations@communities.gsi.gov.uk.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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