Future Homes Standard


Future Homes Standard: Update

Mar. 17 2020

After careful consideration, due to the developing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK and to reduce any risk of transmission, we have decided to change the breakfast seminar originally scheduled for Tuesday 24 March at The Building Centre in London, exploring the Future Homes Standard and what it means for the construction industry to a free interactive webinar.

The decision wasn’t taken lightly to cancel the breakfast seminar, however we have taken a pragmatic approach and strategically put together the interactive webinar to ensure you receive the key information that would have been covered at the event.

The webinar will now be held on Tuesday 28 April from 9:00am.

Our technical director for Building Control, Andy Lowe, will be exploring the detail behind the standard, which was unveiled last October and which aims to cut carbon emissions by up to 80% for all new homes by 2025 through the use of low-carbon heating systems. This includes:

  • Options to uplift standards for Part L of the Building Regulations in 2020; and changes to Part F
  • More stringent transitional arrangements for these standards to encourage quicker implementation
  • Draft outline specification for future consultation about the Future Homes Standard
  • Clarification on the role of planning authorities in setting energy efficiency standards            

Exploring the Standard

Andy Lowe said: “The UK has set in law a target to bring all its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 – one of the most ambitious targets in the world. Homes (both new and existing) account for 20% of emissions and despite progress reducing emissions from homes, we need to go much further.

“As part of the journey to 2050, the UK has committed to introducing the Future Homes Standard in 2025. However, homes being built now will still exist in 2050 and therefore we must ensure that the energy efficiency standards we set for them put us on track to meet the 2050 target.

“This is a critical time for the industry as we head towards the deadline and this event is part of our ongoing activity to help support our clients by sharing insights. We’ll be helping designers, architects, developers and anyone else involved in the design and construction of new homes to better understand what it will take to achieve the standard, including changes to Part L requirements.”

Joining Instructions

The interactive webinar will be hosted online at 9:00am on April 28th. Please fill out the form below to book your free place today!