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Home Insulation

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans her Department has to extend regulations on insulation in new build homes to older properties; and if she will make a statement. (92647)

The Building Regulations were amended earlier this year to raise energy efficiency standards for new buildings and for building work carried out to existing buildings. This amendment introduced a new requirement to improve the thermal performance of floors, walls or roofs whenever they are renovated or replaced.

A review to consider possible measures to increase the sustainability of existing buildings is also under way and will conclude later this year.