What a waste of energy
The government yet again wastes time money and energy in a disorganised fashion, the amendment to the 2000 building regulations that were due to be in force on the 1st October 2009 have now been delayed. Apparently an EU member is kicking up a fuss with the new regulations being a barrier to trade, whilst we all sit and wait for the red tape to be cleared the planet suffers, we spend our valuable human resources working on this as a new development, companies in the UK invest in getting ready for the October 1st deadline training staff, printing information, testing products we can go on and on about wasted resources.
Who is responsible well I am not going to waste any more energy finding out
Part G regulations that come out on the first of october 2009 state that baths in all new homes must be fitted with a protective device to ensure that the temperature from the outlet does not exceed 48 degrees. This has been bought into effect because every year aroung 20 people die and nearly 600 are injured from the excessively hot water temperatures with children and the elderly being more at risk.
In the new building regulation there is within part G a section (G2) which covers water efficiency it states that water “The potential consumption of wholesome water by persons occupying a dwelling to which this regulation applies must not exceed 125 liters per person per day, calculated in accordance with the methodolgy set out in this document” “the water efficiency calculator for new dwellings“.
To see the full copy visit the Planning Portal or get hold of a free downloadable copy here.
Five new ranges of water saving taps have been launched by Tapstore.com, these ranges have been picked to help the consumer and developer meet water saving guidelines and new part G building regulations coming out on the 1st October 2009 where the government is asking for 125 liters per day per person for all new homes.
The first of these designs is the Quadrato bathroom taps manufactured for Tapstore by Bristan with the Quadrato Eco-Click Basin Mixer with a flow restriction of 6 liters per minute giving Eco credentials with designer looks, within the range there is a choice of monobloc basin mixer with or without a pop up waste, a pair of Eco basin taps, a monobloc bidet mixer, a bath filler and a bath shower mixer, and to follow shortly there will be a thermostatic shower valve.
All the products come with a five year guarantee.
Bristan Quadrato Eco Basin Mixer RRP £129.00 Tapstore’s Eco incentive price £77.00