Val-U-Therm provides a straightforward and proven way to achieve compliance with all relevant building regulations and, if required, exceed the anticipated future standards (in line with published government strategies). It therefore lets builders & developers ‘future proof’ their projects against the demands of ever-tightening building regulations.
Val-U-Therm also provides a cost-effective mechanism to achieve certification under key environmental codes and criteria – and to gain the marketing benefits that such schemes provide.
Val-U-Therm and its associate manufacturers provide all necessary information to ensure full compliance for a wide range of assessments, including those for the SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure), Energy Performance Certificates and PassivHaus accreditation.
Regulatory benefits include:
The wall, floor and roof panels of the Val-U-Therm building system are independently, third-party certified by the British Board of Agrément.
The Val-U-Therm® Building System has been awarded a British Board of Agrément Certificate number 12/4892.
The Val-U-Therm PLUS® Building System has been awarded a British Board of Agrément Certificate number 17/5421.
Val-U-Therm’s flexibility means that developers and architects can employ any architectural style and exterior finish. This facilitates compliance with local planning requirements.
Cost Effective Compliance
The key regulatory area where Val-U-Therm can deliver cost-effective compliance is under Building Regulations Part L in England and Wales, Section 6 in Scotland and Part F in Northern Ireland. These all cover thermal performance.
Accepted by NHBC and Premier Guarantee
It also conforms to all the appropriate generic British and European standards.
Many local authorities have a positive approach to low-carbon developments, so Val-U-Therm’s exceptional thermal and environmental performance can help with planning applications. Its unrestricted acceptance of any elevational treatment (such as brick, stone, render, cladding, tile & timber) and compatability with local micro-renewable requirements can also assist with local planning aspects.
Certification Benefits include:
Energy Performance Certificates
Val-U-Therm provides a cost-effective solution that can help achieve an ‘A’ rated Energy Performance Certificate.
Val-U-Therm provides exceptional insulation and air-tightness performance and can therefore be an integral part of any PassivHaus accreditation. Passivhaus or ‘Passive House’ is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world.