This consultation ended 22 October 2012.

Consultation period:
30 July 2012 to 22 October 2012
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Details of outcome

Welsh Government response
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Index of responses
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Responses - part 1
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Responses - part 2
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Responses - part 3
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Responses - part 4
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Responses - part 5
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Responses - part 6
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Responses - part 7
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Responses - part 8
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Responses - part 9
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Responses - part 10
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Responses - part 11
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Responses - part 12
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Responses - part 13
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Responses - part 14
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Responses - part 15
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Responses - part 16
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Responses - part 17
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Responses - part 18
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Responses - part 19
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Responses - part 20
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Responses - part 21
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Responses - part 22
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Responses - part 23
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Original consultation

We want your views on changes to Part L - the Conservation of Fuel and Power - of the Building Regulations and changes to the Approved Documents.

Consultation description

The Building Regulations control certain types of building work and ensure that buildings meet certain standards of health safety welfare convenience and sustainability.

In setting standards for building work the Building Regulations influence emission reductions in new buildings and existing buildings in Wales.  

We want to improve the energy performance of buildings in Wales through the Building Regulations. This will help Wales move towards zero carbon and near zero carbon energy buildings by 2020. Our proposals set out in this consultation are a significant step towards that objective.

This consultation contains proposals for:

  • Changes to Part L(Conservation of Fuel and Power) of the Building Regulations; 
  • Changes to the Approved Documents for Wales;
  • A new template for the Approved Documents for Wales; and
  • A discussion of future thinking as we move towards zero carbon.

The Approved Documents are guidance documents which set out some of the ways that the requirements in the Building Regulations can be met. The Approved Documents do not have to be followed as long as the required level of performance can be shown to be achieved in a different way.

Consultation documents

Section one - The consultation proposals
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Section two - Proposed changes to the Approved Documents
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Section three - The Regulatory Impact Assessment
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Final Impact Assessment
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