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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. This publication provides guidance on the legal requirements for CDM 2015 and is available to help anyone with duties under the Regulations.

It describes the law that applies to the whole construction process on all construction projects, from concept to completion, as well as what each dutyholder must or should do to comply with the law to ensure projects are carried out in a way that secures health and safety.

CDM 2015 is subject to certain transitional provisions which apply to construction projects that start before the Regulations come into force and continue beyond that date.

 

Changes for Developers 

More for the developers this article explains the reforms brought into action this year. The new regulations of 23 and 25A consider how the implementation of highly efficient thermal elements will affect both newly built premise and renovated properties. 

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Changes in Building Regulations 

This article gives a brief overview on the planned changes being brought in by the Government. The changes will be implemented as soon as October 2013 with the focus mainly on Part L – Conservation of Fuel and Power. The ever increasing energy bills and carbon footprint has forced the issue which has now been addressed with this reform.  Read the article to find out what affect this may have on you and your home. 

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Permitted Development

Larger families, greater demands on housing, more and more people are investing in their property rather than relocating the growing family. The following article explains the relaxation put in place by local authorities with regards to permitted development. The in depth detailed report helps suggest what you can do to your home under the new guidelines to increase the space of your family home without going through the hassle of obtaining planning permission. 

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English Heritage 

Changes anticipated in how we protect our historic heritage. The reform looks into improving efficiency without affecting protection. This article explains what the changes in the reforms brings, what is to be done with newly listed buildings and handing power over to local authorities for buildings at risk. 

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