Regulation goalposts moving again
The Government remains committed to all new homes being 'zero carbon' by 2016 and all new commercial buildings by 2019.
The Building Regulations are the main stepping stones to these major targets and the changes proposed for next year's version will set challenging energy efficiency aims for building engineering services firms.
Oh, and did you know that from this year the regulations will only apply to England? Now Wales has joined Scotland and Northern Ireland in having its own building regs!
Public consultation on changes to the Building Regulations - visit the government site and have your say.