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April 2018 will bring updates to Part L of the Domestic Building Services Compliance Guide with the aim of improving efficiency and cutting heating bills for homeowners in England.

What this means for you

All new installs and replacements of components installed in existing systems need to be fitted with time and temperature controls.

The new boiler will also need to meet a minimum requirement of 92% ErP

If the installation is a combi boiler, there are some additional meaures that need meeting.  You'll need to select one of the following:

  • Flue Gas Heat Recovery
  • Weather Compensation
  • Load Compensation
  • Smart Controls featuring automation and optimisation functions

When installing a combi boiler*

When controlling a combi boiler, you need to fit a set of controls which improve energy efficiency.  Examples of solutions from Drayton are below:

  • Digistat+/+RF or Digistat+1/+RF with SM1/SM2 or LP Range
  • Clip-in controls range
  • Digitat+2 or Digistat+3 range
  • Wiser Multi-zone or Thermostat kits

When installing a non-combi boiler

When controlling a non-combi boiler, you need to fit time and temperature controls.  Examples of solutions from Drayton are below:

  • RTS range or Digistat+/+RF or Digistat+1/+1RF with SM1 / SM2 or LP range
  • Clip in controls range
  • Digistat+2 or Digistat+3 range
  • Wiser Multi-zone or Thermostat kits

The Drayton range of products offers a solution for both combi and non-combi installations, meaning you can continue to fit the thermostats and time controls you know and love, safe in the knowledge that your installation will meet with the new Building Regulations.

Read more here for further guidance from BEAMA on how to comply with the new regulations.

* Installing Flue Gas Heat Recovery and Weather Compensation devices will not comply with building regulations UNLESS time and temperature control is also installed.

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