• Nicky Frost

New homes built from 2025 to produce 75-80% less carbon emissions

The Future Homes Standard is a set of rules that will come into effect from 2025 to ensure all new homes produce fewer carbon emissions. To help lay the groundwork for the Standard's introduction, the government introduced major Building Regulations changes in June 2022, with new homes in England now needing to produce around 30% less carbon emissions compared to the old regulations.

Existing homes and certain home improvements will also be subject to higher standards, although homeowners will only be affected if they are planning on making thermal upgrades or building an extension.

The Future Homes Standard was first announced in the government’s spring statement in 2019, although the full details have yet to be completely mapped out. But we know through the Building Reg