www. idealstandard. co. uk Part G A guide to compliance with 2009 building regulations for new homes.
Water efficiencyNew homes must not exceed a new water efficency standard of 125 litres per person per day using the new ' water efficiency calculator'. In the UK we use about 55% more water than we did 25 years ago*, and this is forecast to rise. It is all pure drinking water, yet 63% of it drains away in the bathroom. If, with every shower, bath or WC flush we save a little water, this mounts up to very large volumes conserved. The new building regulations require water saving to be planned into new homes. In this guide we explain how the water efficiency calculator works and which products to choose for the best ratings. Hot water safetyBaths in new homes are required to have thermostatic control of water temperatures. Water should not exceed 48° C. To prevent the risk of scalding all baths in new homes will be required to fit a device that limits the hot water temperature to a maximum 48° C. Hot water needs to be stored at 60° C or above in order to prevent growth of harmful bacteria - but at this temperature healthy adult skin can be scalded and the young and elderly are even more vulnerable. This guide will explain the options for meeting the new mandatory regulations. part G at a glance From 1 October 2009 new dwellings and new dwellings created by a change of use of an existing building must comply with new building regulation. This guide is provided to help you quickly understand the new regulations and how Ideal Standard products can help you comply. Two key areas affect sanitaryware and fittings: * Environment Agency website