What is Boiler Plus?
Boiler Plus is additional legislation to Part L of the Building Regulations, introduced by BEIS (the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). It sets out new requirements for gas engineers fitting new boilers and heating controls, with the aim of reducing domestic carbon emissions and encouraging energy efficiency.
When Did Boiler Plus Come In To Force?
April 6th 2018
Changes to the minimum requirements when installing boilers in existing buildings came into force on April 6th 2018. Currently ENGLAND only.
Why Is Boiler Plus Being Enforced?
This is part of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, aimed at cutting carbon emissions to combat climate change while driving economic growth.
- The strategy has been launched to cut carbon emissions while growing the economy and keeping bills down.
- Over £2.5 billion of Government funding to be invested in low carbon innovation from 2015 to 2021 and new measures to make the UK a world leader in green finance as part of the Industrial Strategy.
- Homeowners, renters and those living in social housing to benefit from increased energy efficiency and reduced bills with plans for as many homes as possible to have an Energy Performance Certificate of Band C by 2035, potentially cutting energy costs for the average household by £270 a year.