What are Part F Regulations?
Until recently, insulation was the primary focus when it came to improving home efficiency. However, making rooms more airtight is now also crucial when preventing heat loss in both new and existing properties. Yet stale air can cause a number of problems for any home and those living in it, so proper ventilation is key.
The latest regulations state that building improvements, such as extensions, or renovations do not worsen the ventilation. All controlled services, including cookers, boilers, fires, and electrics, must comply with the relevant regulations. Part F also suggests that mechanical ventilation installations should provide guidance on the importance of ventilation.
Additionally, a commissioning sheet and checklist will also be provided to ensure compliance, detailing the design and commissioned flow rates for both boost and trickle ventilation systems.