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Duraflex Products - Building Regulations

Document L is part of the Building regulations for England and Wales that sets the standards for energy efficiency in buildings. Similar standards are applicable in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

As part of the Worldwide Kyoto agreement, the UK Government has committed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide. Almost half of the carbon dioxide emissions in the UK are generated from energy used to heat, light and cool buildings.

The revisions to Document L cover the construction of new dwellings (houses) and non-domestic buildings, such as offices and public buildings. In addition, work on existing housing, such as replacement windows installed as home improvements and conservatories not separated from the house are also covered.