MHCLG Report on resistance to moisture in buildings published

office block and logoThe Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government(MHCLG) commissioned and has published research that investigated the moisture resistance of typical constructions in both new buildings and where insulation is retrofitted to existing buildings.

MHCLG writes:

It is a requirement of Part C of the Building Regulations that buildings, and people who use these buildings, are adequately protected from harmful effects of moisture. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government commissioned PRP to carry out this research study. There?were two key aspects to the project:

  • to verify the robustness of the guidance presented in Approved Document C for new buildings in the light of changes to Part L and to identify gaps in the current guidance
  • to develop a set of relevant guidance for situations where insulation is retrofitted to existing buildings

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