FMB welcomes small sites exemption

Posted: 02 Apr 2015 16:51:21 GMT

            Property News - FMB welcomes small sites exemption

Small-scale developments have been made exempt from off-site carbon mitigation requirements.

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has welcomed the government's decision to exempt small sites from off-site carbon mitigation requirements.

According to the organisation, small-scale builders need greater support to help in the delivery of more new homes for communities up and down the country in the years ahead and this latest development will go some way towards helping to make this goal a reality.

FMB chief executive Brian Berry commented: "The limitations of small sites tend to reduce options for on-site low carbon technologies, and the more complex, bespoke designs typical of smaller developments make hitting building fabric efficiency targets much harder."

As such, he argued allowing smaller developers greater flexibility in terms of their off-site carbon mitigation requirements will mean these firms are better able to compete with their larger counterparts, delivering widespread benefits to the nation as a whole.

Mr Berry concluded that it remains vital that new regulations and standards are sensitive to the impact they will likely have on smaller projects.

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