No More Gas Boilers To Be Fitted To New Builds After 2016?

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  1. cashjob

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    A friend who used to be in the industry told me that from 2016, new legislation will mean that new houses have to have ch from alternative/green energy. No more gas boilers.

    Is this true?

    What will they use for hw and ch?

    Is the technology advanced enough yet?

    Won't it be much more expensive to install?
     
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  2. 45yearsagasman

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    Quote:- Is this true?
    Question, Is this a wind up? :eek:
     
  3. adlplumbing

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    actualy 2016 all new houses have to be carbon neutral
    so it could be true
    ground source heat pumps solar and wind
    but to be honest
    gas is still greener than eleccy
     
  4. seco services

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    Google it
    It seems pretty true.
     
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    Every new home will have a wooden shed at the bottom of the garden.
    Within this shed will be a mini nuclear power plant.
     
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    I have just sat my part L energy effiecency exam and the answer to the above question is yes it is true. And i am pretty sure its not just boilers it is any gas appliance.
     
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    Nowt to do with 'efficiency' but all to do with natural gas running low. :eek:
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Checked on google and its true. :eek: :eek:
     
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    That's it. We're all fukushimaed. :cry:
     
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    whats the worry? its only for new build. No big deal.
     
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    well eventualy all old building will be taken down
     
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    This has been coming along for a long time and it's also for oil not just gas code 4 for new build is already in place, which is the need for some sort of renewable on a house so big so code 6 is complete carbon neutral which is for 2016 anybody in the sector we deal in will be left behind if they don't invest in renewables now, had a chap that wasn't allowed to fit a system to a new build last year without either solar water or electric! So he left the front of the house and extended instead and swallowed the VAT.
     
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    where do you live ? Sim city?
     
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    pardon? :confused:


    what's the big deal, just build a house with no heating but a gas hob. then fit a boiler a week after it's finished. :)
     
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    From what we were told last year there will be no gas fitted to the properties though it wasn't clear when nat. grid could provide a metered supply.
     

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