Housebuilder window specifiers should prepare for Future Homes Standard changes

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Housebuilder window specifiers are being urged to pay close attention to the latest information regarding the Future Homes Standard changes as they officially come into force on 15 June 2022

Technical experts at REHAU have warned that architects and specifiers could become victims of conflicting advice regarding the latest information on the Future Home Standard changes – coming into effect on 15 June 2022.

Pressure on developers to select products to maximise building performance

Steve Tonkiss, head of sales South at REHAU Windows, comments: “With growing pressure on developers to select products capable of maximising the performance of the buildings they work on; windows are now being looked to for those marginal gains.

The experts are also urging specifiers to think beyond the changing efficiency and ventilation standards.

Mark Gajda head of technical services and certification at REHAU says: “The Future Homes Standard is of course not new. It has been high on the news agenda for a number of years now, and it’s this level of content and debate around it that could risk people being served the wrong information.

“It’s important that specifiers realise that just because you change one thing in line with regulations, it may impact another – such as acoustics, weather performance and the like.”

Future Homes Standard changes facts

Mark and his team have developed a series of fact sheets which aim to provide a brief introduction to the changes, projected timeline, and targets.

They cover energy efficiency requirements under Part L for new build and refurb projects and address ventilation standards through Part F for the same.

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