The Future Homes Hub has published a Guide for masonry design to meet the new Energy Regulations in England that came into force on 15th June.

This guide is intended to help housebuilders, designers, and others involved in the development of new homes to understand the 2021 changes to Approved Document L – Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings in England (ADL 2021). The guide explains the main implications of the changes and the interaction with other Building Regulations including Approved Document O – Overheating (ADO 2021).The guide gives examples of some typical homes outlining a combination of measures that are achievable with masonry construction to give a broad understanding of the specifications that may be adopted as a starting point for good design.

The Guide can be downloaded at