Kingspan Hot Water Systems Primed for Part L

With impending changes to Part L Building Regulations planned for October 2010, Kingspan Hot Water Systems Ltd is leading the way having ensured its portfolio of high-performance copper hot water storage solutions is compliant with new rules.

The new standard is in line with the Government’s aim to make all new homes zero carbon by 2016. To contribute towards Part L targets of an average 25 percent reduction in building emissions, Kingspan Hot Water Systems has addressed the standing heat loss and subsequent efficiency levels of its hot water cylinders with increased insulation measures.

Its wide range of Albion, Range and Copperform vented copper cylinders has been tested and modified to deliver low standing heat loss and keep CO₂ emissions to a minimum. As of September 1st, each cylinder will carry a label, ensuring Part L compliant products are instantly recognisable. Separate labelling will be provided for replacement-only cylinders as well as those that can be installed in both new build and replacement properties.

Cameron Holroyd, Kingspan Renewables GB Managing Director comments: “As the market leader in the manufacture of hot water cylinders, we have a responsibility to ensure our products are as energy efficient as possible and in line with new regulations. This is why all Kingspan vented copper cylinders delivered after 1st September will be insulated in accordance with Part L 2010.”

The new regulations comprise two sections: Part L1 covers the conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings and Part L1B covers the conservation of fuel and power in existing dwellings, which applies to work undertaken in existing homes and covers replacement cylinders only.

The HWA has advised that there are a number of Part L 2006 cylinder products still in the supply chain that may not be cleared through prior to 1st October. In order to assist with the movement of these products transitional arrangements have been discussed with CLG.

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