Conservation of Fuel and Power

On 6th April 2010, the Scottish Government released new versions of the domestic and non-domestic Technical Handbooks in support of the Building (Scotland) Amendments Regulations 2010.  Significant changes have been made to Section 6 covering energy.  They will come into effect on 1st October 2010.

To help you understand the major changes and implications for glazing, we have produced a summary in our Bulletin 11.

For existing homes in Scotland, the Window Energy Rating (WER) is now an established route to compliance for replacement windows and windows for extensions.  WER is a much more accurate indicator of the energy performance of a window than the simple U value because it takes into account a range of factors, including passive solar heat gain.  We have explained WER in more detail in our Bulletin 3.

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