Future Homes focus: What the new Building Regulations mean
New homes and buildings across England, and some existing ones, must now cut their carbon emissions by 30%.
Two new Building Regulations came into force on 15 June 2022. Both are a step towards the UK Government’s Future Homes Standard in 2025, which aims to make property more energy efficient. The changes are supported by £6.6 million of associated investment. Additionally, two existing regulations have been updated.
The new rules, first announced at the end of 2021, have seen the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) call for clearer guidance, citing poor communication and engagement from Government. FMB’s State of Trade Survey reports that over half (52%) of builders are as yet unprepared, or aware of, the changes to the regulations.
Cheers and celebrations: Marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Over 180 garden parties have been held at Buckingham Palace during the Queen’s reign, attended by over 1.5 million people. The Platinum Jubilee was high time for us all to throw a party for Her Majesty.
That was certainly the case for a retirement community under our care in West Yorkshire. As you can see here, a fine day was had by the residents! Gateway supported a special celebratory raffle by donating a luxury hamper. It had to be from Fortnum & Mason, with the purveyor holding two Royal Warrants! More than £300 was raised for good causes, so a round of applause to our wonderful residents!
Did you know…?
As Monarch, the Queen has visited 100 countries, carried out more than 21,000 engagements, given Royal Assent to some 4,000 Acts of Parliament, hosted 112 State Visits, supported 500 organisations as Patron and sent over 300,000 congratulatory cards to people celebrating their 100th birthdays.
New properties nationwide: Doing more of what we do best
Our people at Gateway Property Management are thrilled to welcome 3,000 new homes over the last month. Each and every one is in specialist hands.
From cities and towns to countryside and coast – family houses to apartments – our portfolio is ever-expanding. Highlights include new homes:
in rural Nottinghamshire, on the outskirts of Mansfield city centre
close to the thriving market town of Sleaford, Lincolnshire
amidst Somerset’s beautiful South West countryside
in the towns of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and Daventry, West Northamptonshire
in Greater Manchester and Wakefield, West Yorkshire
in Kent, Wiltshire and Dorset villages
just outside of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
close to Cheltenham in the Cotswolds
on the East Sussex coast.
Need a local agent you can count on?
Our dedicated teams carefully manage property, offering a local service from strategic offices in Essex, Leeds and London. Call Gateway Property Management today to see how we can best support you on 01702 443 555. Or click here.
Our specialist businesses share the same Gateway ethos. We treat each property under our care as a unique investment, and every client as an individual.
Gateway Group provides friendly, professional property services nationwide, under one roof. Our companies lead the way in property and facilities management, property insurance, estate agency and conveyancing, lettings, leasehold advice, surveying and energy brokerage for apartment blocks and estates.
Whether you are a property developer, investor, landlord, buy-to-let investor, management company or an individual customer, we can help save you time and money. All while giving you total peace of mind.
Benefits of using Gateway
Fully integrated solutions or standalone services
Dedicated in–house experts, capabilities and resources
Friendly proactive customer service
Transparent pricing and value for money
Cost-efficiencies through crossover services within the group