This year, new Building Regulation changes are coming into force which are centred around thermal efficiency, carbon emissions and increased ventilation. In all there are five new documents uplifting existing legislation.
We will also start to see the impact of the new Building Safety Regulator in Construction affecting High Rise Residential Buildings. And we expect this will devolve down to all building work, new and refurbishment, over the coming years. Having completed our first build under EWS1, we have already seen and had to accommodate the new regs (and it was only a 3-storey building).
There will almost certainly be further challenges ahead this year but as the days begin to grow longer we will face them with increasing optimism.