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Building Control to refuse fossil fuel systems in new builds from the New Year

Mon, 18 Dec 2023

All plans for new buildings and extensions containing fossil fuel heating systems that are submitted after January 1, 2024 will be refused by Building Control.

It comes after Tynwald approved regulations made under the Climate Change Act and commenced amendments to Building Control legislation last week in preparation for the total ban coming into effect on January 1, 2025.

The kind of systems that will be refused include new and pre-used oil and gas boilers and storage components like oil tanks.

Plans for new buildings must now feature low carbon heating systems, such as, air source heat pumps, electric boilers and solar thermal.

People that have already obtained Building Control approval will not be affected as long as their system is installed before the outright ban on January, 1 2025.


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