New Building Regs 2022 – What’s changed?

New Building Regs 2022 – What’s changed?

Last month saw the introduction of the highly anticipated Building Regulation changes, introduced by the Department for Levelling Up, Homes and Communities. The changes included  updates to Part L and Part F and the introduction of new Approved Documents Part O and Part S.

Why have these changes been introduced?

These changes are aimed at improving the energy efficiency of housing in the UK to help us move towards the 2050 Net Zero Carbon targets. The UK Built Environment (buildings and infrastructure) is reported to be responsible for 25% of total UK greenhouse gas emissions  and so has a big part to play in helping to meet this target.

The new and updated regulations are interim changes on the road to the implementation of the Future Homes Standards planned for 2025, which is targeting a minimum 75% CO2 reduction.

What has changed?

What effect will these changes have?

Approved Document L1A, L1B, L2A & L2B:

Conservation of fuel and power

Updated documents replace previous versions:

Volume 1: Dwellings

Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwellings.

Both now covering new and existing buildings. Meeting primary energy targets is now equally, if not more, important than carbon emission reduction targets.

A new metric; ‘Primary Energy Rate’ has been introduced. CO2 emissions from new build dwellings will achieve a minimum anticipated 30% reduction when compared to the previous regulations.

Buildings other than dwellings are anticipated to reduce emissions by a minimum of 27%.

Approved Document F: Ventilation

Updated documents replace previous versions: Volume 1: Dwellings and Volume 2: Buildings other than Dwellings. The new Approved Documents contain updated minimum ventilation provision by floor area (now including circulation and lobby areas) and introduction of new reporting and commissioning requirements.

Marginal uplift in whole house dwelling ventilation rates, Recirculating systems must meet certain new criteria and air quality sensors are required in a range of spaces.

Introduction of minimum fresh air rate per m², and requirement to ventilate common parts such as corridors and lobbies in commercial buildings.

Approved Document O: Overheating

New Approved Document O provides statutory guidance on overheating mitigation for new dwellings and residential buildings.

The primary objectives are to limit unwanted solar gains in summer and provide adequate means of removing excess heat from the indoor environment.

The majority of developments will be subject to the dynamic thermal modelling approach using CIBSE’s TM59 for regulatory compliance. Blinds should no longer be relied upon for compliance.

Approved Document S: Infrastructure for Electric Vehicle Charging

New approved Document S which provides statutory guidance on infrastructure for electrical vehicle charging.

For residential schemes, generally 100% active provision should be made for car parking spaces served by EVC’s. For non-residential schemes, a minimum  of 10% active provision with a further 20% passive provision for future installation.

What about projects which have started?

The new Building Regulations will not apply where initial notice or full planning application has been submitted to a local authority in respect of that building before 15 June 2022, providing start on site also commences before 15 June 2023.

If either of the above criteria are not met, compliance with the new regulations will apply.

 

What future changes are still to come?

Further technical consultations on the Future Home and Future Building Standards are proposed for Spring 2023, with introduction in 2025.

The Future Homes and Future Buildings Standards are a set of standards that will complement the Building Regulations to ensure that new homes built from 2025 will produce 75-80% less carbon emissions than homes delivered under current regulations.

When implemented; existing dwellings may also be impacted, however homeowners will likely only be affected if they are making thermal upgrades or building an extension.

How can we help you?

If you would like to arrange for us to come and speak to you and your team in more detail about how the building regs changes may effect your projects please drop us an email. 

Thomas Cutt

Thomas Cutt

Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Ian Joyce

Ian Joyce

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Looking for a Change? The Hannan Team is Recruiting

Looking for a Change? The Hannan Team is Recruiting

Due to an increase in workload we are expanding our team and are currently looking for new talent to join us at our busy Manchester office.

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So, if you’re a motivated team player with a methodical attitude and you’re looking for a new challenge please drop us an email enclosing your CV.

With 35 years in business, a long standing team of experts and client base, Hannan Associates can offer you ….

  • Exciting and varied projects
  • An innovative and fast paced working environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A team at the forefront of change in relation to energy modelling & carbon evaluation
  • Access to further training & growth, mentoring & support

Our continued success is testament to the skill, hard work and enthusiasm of our long standing team. Without which we could not achieve our high levels of repeat business and client satisfaction. We believe in developing team players who possess well founded self-belief and will act with diligence & integrity on behalf of our clients whilst providing support and motivation to colleagues.

 

Benefits

In return for your loyalty and hard work, we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private health care
  • Health care cash plan
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement

Apply now

To apply please email your CV to Carolyn Sidebotham:

Carolyn Sidebotham

Carolyn Sidebotham

Recruitment Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Hannan Associates are an equal opportunities employer and we value the diversity of our workforce. Applicants are considered in relation to business needs, job requirements & individual qualifications without regard to age, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Introducing Hannan Associates 

 

Hannan Associates is an engineering consultancy formed in 1983 to provide Building Services Engineering to the Construction Industry.

We deliver projects valued in excess of £500m with national as well as international design teams. We work in a range of sectors with projects of varying sizes, providing us with good market resilience and an exceptional breadth of track record and design competence.

We pride ourselves on delivering our service with a higher level of personal attention than larger competitors but providing a comparable strength of management, process discipline, expertise and creativity.

The development of the company has been aided by a strong, long serving work force through which we have developed lasting relationships with our clients, ensuring that 80% of our turnover is achieved through repeat business.

We strive to maintain the highest levels of team work and co-operation and develop staff that possess well founded self-belief who will act with diligence and integrity on behalf of our clients.

Many of our engineers have worked together over a long period of time, some for over 25 years, completing many successful projects together. 

The Hannan Building Physics Team is Recruiting

The Hannan Building Physics Team is Recruiting

Vacancy: Building Physics Engineer,  Manchester

Due to an increase in workload we are expanding our building physics team and are currently looking for a Building Physics Engineer to join us at our busy Manchester office.

Hannan Associates are at the forefront of change in relation to the way buildings are modelled and we want you to help us develop our building physics design expertise on a range of building projects across the UK, working in collaboration with our M&E Engineers and wider disciplines.

A passion for building physics, LZC/Renewable solutions is paramount, in addition to understanding the ever-evolving technologies and design innovations.

Your key responsibilities will be to support in areas that include:

  • Energy modelling and building simulation
  • Completing projects for Part L compliance, CIBSE TM59/52, EPCs, CIBSE TM54 Operational Energy
  • Early design modelling looking at passive design measures
  • Liaison with design team, statutory authorities and contractors.
  • Marketing/business development skills

Role Requirements

  • Proficient in IES VE building simulation software (Model IT, Apache Sim, Vista Pro, MicroFlo, VE Compliance)
  • Significant and credible experience in building physics specifically energy modelling and building simulation.
  • Completing projects for Part L compliance, EPCs, CIBSE TM59/52 Overheating Analysis
  • Ability to take on a proactive role on projects.
  • Experienced and confident liaising with design team and contractors.
  • Strong communication, research and analysis skills.
  • Motivated to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment.
  • An understanding of Building Regulations, energy codes and planning requirements throughout the UK.

Desirable (non-essential) Requirements

  • A good understanding of Mechanical Building Service Systems
  • Knowledge of HVAC system modelling, HVAC components, controls and how the systems are operated.
  • Knowledge of SAP methodology and assessment
  • IES Accreditation
  • OCDEA / LCC / LCEA qualifications.
  • Degree in Building Physics or other relevant engineering discipline.
  • Daylighting simulations.
  • Knowledge of BREEAM / WELL and any other sustainable assessment methods
  • A comprehensive knowledge of current building regulations and local planning codes.

Building Performance Engineering

Our Building Performance Engineering Department brings a fresh approach to M&E, and offers the expertise required for first-class environmental design of buildings including acoustics, building physics, façade performance, mechanical and electrical systems, lighting design, public health engineering, and low-zero carbon technologies.

We work across all sectors, including commercial, industrial, manufacturing, logistics, retail, leisure and residential for end user clients, investors, developers, architects, and project managers or engineer-led project teams.

You will be a motivated, cooperative individual capable of collaborative working in a team and supervising others when necessary. To be successful in this role you will have a methodical attitude, and knowledge of industry literature and resources as well as the initiative to use them in your work. You must have experience of building and maintaining good client relationships and visiting sites.

Benefits

In return for your loyalty and hard work, we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private health care
  • Health care cash plan
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement

Apply now

To apply please email your CV to Carolyn Sidebotham:

Carolyn Sidebotham

Carolyn Sidebotham

Recruitment Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Hannan Associates are an equal opportunities employer and we value the diversity of our workforce. Applicants are considered in relation to business needs, job requirements & individual qualifications without regard to age, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Introducing Hannan Associates

Hannan Associates is an engineering consultancy formed in 1983 to provide Building Services Engineering to the Construction Industry.

We deliver projects valued in excess of £500m with national as well as international design teams. We work in a range of sectors with projects of varying sizes, providing us with good market resilience and an exceptional breadth of track record and design competence.

We pride ourselves on delivering our service with a higher level of personal attention than larger competitors but providing a comparable strength of management, process discipline, expertise and creativity.

The development of the company has been aided by a strong, long serving work force through which we have developed lasting relationships with our clients, ensuring that 80% of our turnover is achieved through repeat business.

We strive to maintain the highest levels of team work and co-operation and develop staff that possess well founded self-belief who will act with diligence and integrity on behalf of our clients.

Many of our engineers have worked together over a long period of time, some for over 25 years, completing many successful projects together. 

 

End of Year Reflection

End of Year Reflection

Although the stress and uncertainty of COVID continues, 2021 has been a very busy & positive year for team Hannan with several new clients and projects. We are as ever very thankful for the high level of repeat business we receive and the many interesting projects we are involved with.

But none of this could be possible without the continued hard work and commitment of our team.

It has been a pleasure working with you during the last year – we truly value the relationships and enjoy the challenges we face as part of the many teams we are a part of.

Instead of sending Christmas cards & gifts this year we have donated money to the charities mentioned below Salford FoodbankWirral ArkShelter UK

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!!

John Walker

John Walker

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Ian Joyce

Ian Joyce

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Jamie Hall

Jamie Hall

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Vicky Priestley

Vicky Priestley

Business Development & Marketing Manager

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

New Client: Lancashire County Cricket Club

New Client: Lancashire County Cricket Club

We are very pleased to be a part of the team delivering the next phase of redevelopment at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground for Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Proposed plans for the redevelopment of the Red Rose Grandstand include an 86 bedroom, 9 suite hotel extension, which will occupy the upper four floors above a new 1000 seat stand. The lower two floors will include retail space, a ticket office, museum facilities as well as a members lounge. External works include the realignment of Brian Statham Way with the adjacent public realm areas, which forms part of Trafford Council’s Civic Quarter masterplan .

 Plans have been approved by Trafford Council and construction is scheduled to start early next year.

Hannan Associates are providing Building Services Engineering and Utilities Infrastructure consultancy services for the project and are working alongside Chroma Consulting, BDP Architects, Paul Butler Associates, TowerEight and Marston & Grundy on this project.

Hannan Associates have been involved in the design of stadia and training grounds, both new build and existing for 30 years.

If you would like to talk to us about a future project please give us a call or drop us an email….

Ian Joyce

Ian Joyce

Director

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200

Supporting Girls Football in Stockport

Supporting Girls Football in Stockport

Hannan Associates are very happy to be supporting Stockport Vikings FC under 12’s Pumas girls football team, by contributing towards the team’s kit alongside Dunelm. The girls now really look the part on matchdays and at training.

Stockport Vikings formed the under 12’s Pumas team this season following the success of the Weetabix Wildcats drop in sessions at Priestnall Sports centre in Heaton Mersey. 

The girls, managed by volunteer dad’s Pete Scrivener and Pete Kellett, now play in the Cheshire Girls Football League (Stockport Division)  and are really enjoying themselves playing football and developing new friendships.  We have new players joining all the time. 

One of our Principal Engineers, Shaun Wilkinson, is involved in running Stockport Vikings FC and said….

We decided to expand our teams set up a couple of years ago, by venturing into girls only football teams by starting a Wildcats football centre,  which is an FA initiative to get more girls into football. The initiative is now supported by Weetabix Wildcats and is a great thing to be a part of.  We also have an U10’s Pumas team and are now looking to create a new U8’s Pumas from this year’s group.

 

 

Running a successful football club like Stockport Vikings FC with over 20 teams, takes a lot of time, effort and expense.  As well as great support form all our parents, Sponsorship support from companies like Hannan Associates and Dunelm is a key part of our success and is very much appreciated.”

 

Shaun Wilkinson

Shaun Wilkinson

Mechanical Design Engineer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44(0)161 337 2200