The Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2023
Commencement: 1st April 2024
Amends: The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004
Various duties apply.
New domestic and non-domestic buildings completed after 1st April 2024 are no longer allowed to be heated or cooled using a direct emission heating system, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.This does not apply to:
- alterations to, or extension of, a pre-2024 building;
- building completed before April 2024;
- building contracted to start before April 2024 and finish before 1st July 2024;
- emergency heating*; or
- heating provided solely for the purpose of frost protection.
*Emergency heating means a fixed combustion appliance installation which is installed to be used only in the event of the failure of a service system which is designed and installed for use during normal operation of the building.
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