Meeting regulations for new builds
The benefit of homeowners moving into new builds is that they are covered by all manner of government regulations and trade-body initiatives that are designed to make owning a property more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly. Whether you’re moving into a new build, developing your existing property, or you’re a property developer working on a series of new builds, the MD Bespoke Solutions team can fully manage your project and provide the expertise to ensure the finished property is fully compliant with (and ideally exceeds) regulations and guidelines.
The first factor to be aware of is that any new construction or extension project needs to comply with the Building Regulations 2010, which detail energy-efficiency, water efficiency, fire safety, sound insulation and ventilation requirements for new properties. There are also strict regulations on electrical work: all wiring must meet Part P regulations (meaning it needs to be designed and installed to protect occupants from fires and electric shocks) and the consumer unit (or fuse box) must be compliant with the 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations, which means incorporating residual current device (RCD) protection.