Flat roof insulation is a must-have for any home owner
R&D Roofing install large quantities of flat roof insulation to both domestic and commercial buildings.
Building regulations and requirements for flat roof insulation
Changes to Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) of Building Regulations came into force on 15 June 2022 in the form of two new Approved Documents. Part L has been slimmed down now into two volumes: Volume 1: Dwellings and Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellings.
As with all things, improvements to the environment are high on the agenda, and so there are now higher performance targets to be achieved nationally, These are, firstly for CO2 emissions to be reduced by 31% for dwellings and 27% for other buildings, and secondly, a new emphasis on low carbon heating systems.
This of course does not just apply to materials and construction in the main building, but also ensures that roof coverings to rooms are thermally insulated to a certain U-value (except those in unheated buildings). A typical product we may use is 120mm PIR rigid insulation which ensures that these requirements are met.