chapter  12
Notes concerning new Approved Document L— Conservation of Fuel and Power (1995 Edition)
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Because of the fears concerning global warming, Approval Document L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) has now been completely revised, and as from 1st July 1995, new thermal standards and a SAP rating system will be introduced. SAP stands for Government Standard Assessment Procedure, and under the new regulations, dwellings have been divided into two groupings-those with SAP ratings under 60 and those with SAP ratings over 60 (refer to page 8 of Approved Document L). As from 1st July 1995 all new dwellings will have to be given a SAP rating when the plans are sent into Building Control for checking.